Hey guys your host Akib here, I came across this really interesting short documentary about how amateur Engineers and entrepreneurs Kristian von Bengston (worked at NASA) and Peter Madsenin in Denmark are working on a project to build a suborbital spacecraft to carry a human into space and then release a capsule to return the passenger back to safety.
The Team calls themselves Copenhagen Suborbitals, a not-for-profit which started off in 2008 and now comprises of 20 plus specialists determined to create the first homemade, manned spacecraft to go into suborbital flight. The idea is to prove that fact that rocket technology is not something beyond the reach of a common individual. The rockets that are undergoing testing are made from off the shelf components that are easily available to anyone. The project is completely open sourced you can have all the access to information and designs if you want to create your very own spacecraft.
Check this short documentary to know more. The credit for this awesome documentary goes to the Motherboard version of Vice http://motherboard.vice.com
Some really awesome technology stuff there.