Away 123 Getting Ready for Flight

May 16th, 2017

The team is getting Away 123, our latest high altitude mission, ready for flight.

Wild weather has been pushing back all our flights. We’re ready, now just looking for a window.

Ascender 36 Preped for Flight

May 5th, 2017

The team did a full vehicle assemble and test on Ascender 36 on Sunday. We’re getting her ready for the second flight.

The vehicle numbering system has changed. The transition is a little confusing. Before all the airship got a number based on length, Ascender 36 is 36 feet long for example. This became a problem when switching to metric. Is Ascender 100 called Ascender 28 in the UK?  To simplify it all we gone to sequential system. The new 94 foot airship is Ascender 9 because it’s the ninth one we’ve built.  We are not going back to change the names of the older airship. Upon that path lays chaos. So Ascender 36 remains Ascender 36.

Ascender 9 Airship Progress

February 14th, 2017

Sunday the team was working away on Ascender 9. We inflated both arms and installed chamber dividers and one of the helium lifting cells.

Ascender 36 Patches on Amazon!

February 14th, 2017

Ascender 36 mission patch for sale. $20.

These are the exact same patches we were selling before however these were NOT ten that flew on the vehicle. However the not flown ones cost a lot less.
Help keep us flying!

Available on Amazon:

Edge of Space Highlights

December 8th, 2016

Away 121 Flies!

November 16th, 2016

Mission Success! Away 121 soared to 95,432 feet and was recovered 41 miles down range.

Away 121 was a high altitude balloon flight. It carried 480 PongSat student experiments, six MiniCube student experiments, five HD camera, a flight data logger and both ground and satellite uplink telemetry.

Away 121 was our 186th flight. The flight took place Sunday November 13 from JPA’s new facility in Northern Nevada.

Once Again into the Black

November 11th, 2016

We have a weather window so we are go for launch of Away 121 on Sunday!

Away 121 will carry 480 PongSat student experiments, six MiniCube student experiments, five cameras a datal ogger and pur normal flight equipment set. Away 121 will be our 186th flight.