@@img1 DENVER, CO – During the week of May 17th, the GoFast Rocket is scheduled to launch, sending the first-ever civilian rocket into outer space. Go Fast Sports & Beverage Co. is supporting the efforts of the Civilian Space eXploration Team (CSXT), and will be on hand for the historic space launch – and to send the first energy drink into space.
“We are excited and honored to call this years rocket ‘GoFast’ after Go Fast Sports & Beverage Company for their contributions and commitment to this historic event”, said CSXT President Ky Michaelson. “And we fully intend to go fast!” The team’s historic rocket launch is eight years in the making, and will take place at the same location the 700+ miles per hour world land speed record was set in Black Rock, Nevada.
Several cans of Go Fast Energy Drink, along with other items hoping to be retrieved upon a successful launch and recovery, will be included in the payload of the GoFast Rocket. Troy Widgery, Founder of Go Fast Sports & Beverage Co. says, “When CSXT approached Go Fast to support this effort, we were awestruck with their enthusiasm, professionalism and determination to send this rocket at 4,000 miles per hour into space. They are defining the pursuit of speed, and that is a part of what Go Fast is all about.”
The 21-foot, 720-pound GoFast Rocket will reach a speed of over 4,000 miles per hour in less than nine seconds and reach beyond the international definition of space at 100 kilometers or 62 miles.
The CSXT received approval from the FAA and U.S. Government to conduct this historic space launch during a specific time window, with their goal set on winning the amateur space race. If all goes accordingly, the GoFast Rocket will go fast into the record books!
About Go Fast Sports & Beverage Co. Go Fast Sports & Beverage Company is the producer of the premium Go Fast Energy Drink and Go Fast Sports Apparel. Go Fast is dedicated to encouraging sports enthusiasts by creating products that inspire them to stay active and Go Fast! Go Fast is a registered trademark of Go Fast Sports & Beverage Co.