Officially the "Edge of Space" is 62 miles above the Earth's surface... that's 327,000 feet.  The record for distance by a homemade rocket was set back in 2004 when a group of amateur rocket builders shot one 380,000 feet up. Now, this homemade rocket didn't get quite that high, but for me, the video is amazing.

Derek Deville recently launched his homemade rocket from a desert in Nevada, and it reached 121,000 feet, even though it's not officially "space", the video sure looks like it...