A NZ Space Odyssey

A NZ company has plans to launch rockets into space, carrying scientific packages, DNA and human ashes. Auckland-based Rocket Lab, co-directed by Peter Beck and Mark Rocket, will start sending its 17-foot carbon-fiber “Atea” rockets spaceward in September 2008. “New Zealand has the know-how to be part of the global space industry”, says Rocket, an internet entrepreneur who changed his name from Mark Stevens by deed poll. Rocket Lab has already signed a deal with American firm Celestis to send human ashes into space.


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Jewellery Brand Monarc Good for the Planet

Jewellery Brand Monarc Good for the Planet

“Ethical jewellery is defined as jewellery that has no negative impact on the people who make it, or the environment it’s produced in, Naomi May writes for London’s Evening Standard. “It…