Here are two great news stories about students opening their PongSats after flight!
This Saturday and Sunday JP will be on the radio with Senator Bill Bradley.
The Senator’s radio show “American Voices” is on Sirius Satellite network. The Senator and JP will talk about PongSat, space education and Airship to Orbit. Listen in!
American Voices airs on Sirius XM Satellite Radio Channel 124
Saturdays: 7AM, 1PM, and 7PM; Sundays: 4AM, 10AM, 4PM, and 11PM.
(All times are EST)
American Voices facebook page:
Here’s a highlights version of the last April’s PongSat and MiniCube flight video. Just under four minutes but like movie trailers it has the good bits!
Dale Schornack has posted his news piece on our KLM Mission.
Great video and great team interviews!!!!!!!!!!
The mission video is up on youtube!
The video is from all six vehicles. We used seven on board HD cameras and six ground HD camera. We had a high speed camera looking up at the balloon for an amazing burst slow-mo shot.
We shipped the PongSats back without the mission DVD. It takes two weeks to get the DVD’s made and the end of the school year is getting very close. I finished the video yesterday and today it goes to the DVD production company. We’ll send them to the PongSat participants as soon as there back. Until then watch it on line. It came out really great.
We’re rolling for the desert. Liftoff at 5:30am Monday morning.
Wish us luck and watch us live:
In a few minutes we will be off to the desert. Tomorrow morning we will be flying five high altitude balloon missions.
On board will be over 2,000 PongSat student experiments, three MiniCubes, seven cameras, and piles of radio and satellite uplink systems. It looks like we’re facing a 70 to 90 mile recovery across the mud in the high Sierras.
Wish us luck!
The 10,000th PongSat will be flying to 100,000 feet on our April mission. This is a huge milestone for JP Aerospace.
The PongSat program is growing in orbit expanding leaps. We already have PongSat number 14,000 signed up for a flight this fall. While NASA is cutting back on it’s education out reach because of budget, JPA intends not only to take up the slack but to keep escalating people participation to completely insane new heights.
If you haven’t heard of PongSat, it is our free payload flight program. Students put their experiment in a ping pong ball. They mail it to us, we fly them to 100,000 feet or higher on our balloons, airships and platforms. After the flight we mail their PongSat back. Over 35,000 people have participated. Participants range from kindergartners to university professors to artists.