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Oamaru to be blasted into space race, thanks to Christchurch company

The Otago town of Oamaru is known for its love of the Victorian era, but it's about to be blasted into space.

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Christchurch company Dawn Aerospace has signed a memorandum with the Otago town’s council. Source: 1 NEWS

Christchurch company Dawn Aerospace has signed a memorandum with the local council, allowing test launches of a new rocket-propelled space plane this year.

It would reach heights of 100 kilometres above earth, before coming in to land at Oamaru Airport - the location perfect due to its quiet aerospace.