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Carmack explores the final frontier

Doom programmer set to be the first game developer in space?

While John Carmack is best known as the co-founder and lead programmer of Doom developers id Software, he is also an amateur rocket enthusiast in his spare time with his own company Armadillo Aerospace. All of which we knew before. What we didn't know though is just how far Carmack and his friends have got. According to a messageboard post from the eccentric coder on Slashdot, they are expecting to have a manned version of their VTVL (Vertical Take-off Vertical Landing) rocket ship ready to test within the next few months. "Next year, at the very least, we will have a supersonic manned rocket ship".

It might not look like much, but it can already take off and hover around a bit

We can only hope that the rocket undergoes more rigorous testing than most computer games before Carmack climbs into it to make one small step for man, one giant leap for the gaming industry...

Source - Slashdot

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