The Dutch aren’t settling this time, but launching into space

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The Dutch aren’t settling this time, but launching into space

The rocket will be the first built by students to reach space, and the Cape will be its launchpad

Cape Town bureau chief

The first Dutch rocket in space will get there via SA.

If next year’s launch from the Western Cape goes according to plan, the rocket will be the first built by students to reach space.

Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering (Dare), based at Delft University of Technology, unveiled its Stratos IV rocket in June, when the 8.3m vehicle arrived on campus on top of a Chevrolet Corvette — unofficial car of choice of US astronauts in the 1960s and 70s...

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