Thrugate Aerospace

Inventing biofuels better for the environment.

The Chile Rocket 
About Us
The Chile Rocket is a rocket which uses chile pepper fuel. This is known as a biofuel. It turning out that this fuel which uses chile extract as its source is both eco-friendly and highly renewable. People have signed the Chile Rocket as well as take pictures with it. Lots of local events have the Chile Rocket on a booth in order for you to sign it. Signing the Chile Rocket comes with a small fee of $5 for children (17 and under) and for adults is just $10. 
          Thrugate Aerospace is a company founded by Lee M. Rush. It specializes in building rockets powered by alternitive fuels. And serving non-traditional space customers. 
Upcoming Events
Chile Rocket engine test in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Press Release:  Chile Rocket Fires.   Las Cruces man builds rocket powered by fuel made from Chile Peppers.  Near Las Cruces on September 22, 2015.  Lee Rush of Las Cruces successfully test fired rocket he built powered by fuel made from Chile Peppers as part of an effort to develop a rocket powered by renewable, locally produced, enviromentally safe rocket fuel capable of reaching space.  The current Chile rocket is a small proof of concept proto-type.   And has a least three more firings before it is ready to fly.  At which time it will be installed in a special flight body and begin flight  tests.  The size of a model rocket, the proof of concept flyer should reach 1,000 feet. If you have a business in Las Cruces, NM or El Paso, TX and would like to host a Chile Rocket presentation at your place of business please contact Lee Rush at 
        The sponsor of the Chile Rocket includes:
  • Electrolysis Center Beatrice Valles R.E.
  • (Was) sponsored by New Mexico State Fair
  • Hatch Chile Festival.
Chile Rocket ignitor test at Frontier Aeronautics Rocket Test Facility in Chugwater, Wyoming