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New Video

Friday, May 20th, 2022
How to Rig your Weather Balloon.
I was making the rigging for our upcoming balloon flight. I filmed it to show you how it’s done.

Did you know we had a tote store?

Friday, May 20th, 2022

What’s that you say? You’re heading to space but need something to put your stuff in?

Just head on over the Tote Store at the Dark Sky Market!

https://dark-sky-market.myshopify.com/collections/the-tote-store

Concept Art: Orbital Ascender Airship

Monday, March 28th, 2022

Engine Breakthrough: Ablative Graphene Electrode

Monday, March 28th, 2022
They worked!!!! We’re bouncing off the walls! We did the 1st firing of the ablative graphene electrodes in the MHD plasma engine unit. The electrodes ablated away removing fouling & kept electrically connected to the plasma during the entire run. Implications for the whole field.

OK 2022, let’s get started. I have stuff to fly

Saturday, January 1st, 2022

Video! Wind, Balloons and a Blue Planet Below

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

YouTube: https://youtu.be/sb4gK2VHemQ

As we get ready for our 200th flight I think back about some of the really great flights we’ve had. This mission always comes to mind. These were a series of flights where we launch 5 balloon in one morning and two on another. They carried dozen of experiment for the airship to orbit program, a few customer payloads to pay for it all and over 2400 PongSat student experiments.

Away 132 Update

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

Away 132 is in the hangar at the launch site ready to fly. We’re just waiting on a weather window.