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Deer Isle native Luke Saindon is a founding member of Team Ursa, which is raising money for a project to make sub-orbital space research available to schools.

Rocket engine test

Rocket engine test

The engine module of the Ursa 1.0 rocket was tested prior to the rocket’s launch in 2013.

Photo courtesy of Team Ursa and Mavericks Civilian Space Foundation

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Ursa 1.0

Ursa 1.0

The Ursa 1.0 rocket was launched in 2013 in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada.

Photo courtesy of Team Ursa and Mavericks Civilian Space Foundation

Rocket assembly

Rocket assembly

Here, Saindon installs a transmitter inside the nosecone module.

Photo courtesy of Team Ursa and Mavericks Civilian Space Foundation

Deer Isle native a founder of Team Ursa

Deer Isle native a founder of Team Ursa

Deer Isle native Luke Saindon is a founding member of Team Ursa.

Photo courtesy of Team Ursa and Mavericks Civilian Space Foundation