Wired News: You and your son built your rocket in your garage with your own cash?
Paul Breed: Correct. It’s basically been a father-son effort, and we’ve done 98 percent of the work ourselves. We got some help from local rocket fans, and hired someone with help with the FAA regulations.
Two guys and a few interested amateurs can design and build, in a garage, a rocket that will reach outer space. With pocket money. For fun.
But in order to deal with the government ... ah that's where your brighter-than-average engineer duo must hire a specialist.
Update: edited for clarity.