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Ascender 9 Walk Around Video

Thursday, July 29th, 2021
UFO, aliens, just what is in the hanger? New Video: https://youtu.be/Lkj6lKTV30o This is a walk around look at the Ascender 9 high altitude airship while floating in the hanger undergoing tests. What’s in your hanger?

Away 131 Mission Bump

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

Mission delay. Away 131 flight to 100,000 feet just got bumped due to weather. The forecast is showing cloud cover above (way above) legal mins. The fire just south of the flight area sending off pyrocumulus clouds and extreme wind events isn’t helping.

No Wings for Wally?

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021
I don’t do opinion pieces. However, something has got to me & I’m making an exception. The FAA has changed it’s rules about who gets to be called an astronaut on the same day that Wally Funk flew to space denying them all wings. This is petty.

Working on our Submarine

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021
We use our submarine as a spacecraft analog. It lets us develop life support systems, develop system integration techniques, do training etc. We just uploaded a video showing a typical work session on the sub:

Your Name at the Edge of Space

Thursday, July 1st, 2021
We are sending the names of all our supporter on Patreon to the edge of space. You can be there too.
Check it out! https://patreon.com/jpaerospace

The List

Sunday, June 6th, 2021

Working the list. Yesterday the team worked on the Away 131 platform, an airship and the submarine (and some shop cleaning). Tackling giant projects: create the do to lists, break it up in to chunks, write it on the white board, cross it out, repeat.

Space Chair: The Micro Documentary

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

in 2009 JP Aerospace flew four chairs to the edge of space on high altitude balloons. This was a done for a TV commercial for Toshiba. This micro documentary chronicles this odd yet exhilarating chapter in commercial space.

The video: https://youtu.be/IO6j2ap1n3g