The project is the result of an “open-source” cooperative among space enthusiasts, including a well known Danish inventor, Peter Madsen and former NASA engineer Kristian von Bengtson, so whether it qualifies as amateur or not, the achievement is nonetheless remarkable and an important step toward an actual space flight. The rocket/capsule cost just around $75,000 to develop and is powered by a rocket motor using oxygen and polyurethane for fuel. The project has relied on private contributions for its funding. It is also not clear how much the launch and preparations for it cost. Regardless, in relative terms, the costs involved were exceedingly modest.