Archive for April, 2014

Kickstarter Success!

Monday, April 28th, 2014

We made our Kickstarter goal!!!!!

Thank you everyone for supporting PongSats!!

We have 19 hours to go. Can we push it up even higher?

John

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1569698176/2000-student-projects-to-the-edge-of-space


The Talking PongSat!

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

STEM Nation just sent me a link to a great PongSat video they made. It’s great! It will make you smile.

Kickstarter Extended Goals

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1569698176/2000-student-projects-to-the-edge-of-space

What would happen if we went over the goal amount? Cool things would happen! We just updated the Kickstarter site with what would happen if we went over the funding amount:

What if we go over? What would we do with the money?
Extended Goals:

$16,000, (if we raise $5,000 over our goal) we will fly 500 more PongSats on the September mission. The extra funds would allow us to build an additional vehicle and buy the extra balloon and helium.

$22,000, (double the goal) we will fly another entire PongSat mission in the spring of 2015 with another 2000 Student experiments on board!

$36,000 This is the exciting. This will allow us to launch our whole new student exploration program: SeaPongs

We will carry student experiments to the depths of the sea and back again. We will do it by the thousands and completely free to students, teachers, explorers and anyone who wonders about the ocean depths. The vehicle is like an inverted balloon carrying the SeaPongs down below 5,000 feet and back again.

May 4th Mission Coming Together

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

We a preparing Away 97, 98 and 99 for a May 4th lift off. We are conducting some pretty significant Airship to Orbit tests on these three. There will also be lots of PongSats. In addition there are some completely awesome MiniCube!


PongSat at Table Tennis Nation

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Table Tennis Nation have given a great shout out to PongSat!


Three Days to Go on PongSat Kickstarter

Friday, April 25th, 2014

There are now 1,427 PongSats signed up for the September mission.

Remember Kickstarted is all or nothing. Please help us get it flown!


Now this is Real Payload Intergration

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

2000 individual flight experiments, one mission.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1569698176/2000-student-projects-to-the-edge-of-space