"We need another hundred staff here in New Zealand and more in the United States," Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter Beck says.

His company has already doubled in 24 months to more than 500 staff - around 400 of whom work at its new assembly plant in Auckland or Launch Complex 1 on the Mahia Peninsula.

"Right now, one of our biggest challenges is scaling and hiring," Beck says.

His company is currently bringing on five to 10 new staff every week, but wants even more.

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Lately, the America's Cup has emerged as a problem, with yacht builders competing

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Postscript: Down to Earth - literally