Up Top on Away 117

April 10th, 2019

Up top conducting airship to orbit research. On this one we were testing engine systems.

Airship Magazine Article

April 10th, 2019

Here is a great article about our work in the current issue of “Airship: The Journal of the Airship Association”. They don’t have an an on-line addition but here are a couple of pics. You can find the association at: http://www.airship-association.org

Tip for School Presentations

April 3rd, 2019

Bring a rocket and have the students carry it in from your car. It’s amazing how many astronauts you can create in one day.

The Big Printer

March 29th, 2019

We got a large 3d printer for printing, well, large parts.

The gang assembled it and after test prints. It was ready to try something large. For the first big print we wanted to keep it simple. We printed a external battery box for the submarine.

We just finished the bottom section. It was a 150 hour continuous print run.

Now onto the lid. We have 4 printers now and they run pretty continuously making submarine and airship parts.

Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2019

Happy New Year Earth! (and everybody hanging around on or above it).

Submarine Testing

December 17th, 2018

While testing in Belle yesterday we got smoke in the cabin. Just a curl but not good. A fan in one of the carbon scrubbers jammed causing a wire to heat up & melt insulation. Enough power to cause smoke but not enough to trip breakers. Bad gap. This is why we test.

Makoto Azuma and JPA

November 27th, 2018

Here’s the article that appeared today on the front of CNN. It showcases the work of artist Makoto Azuma. We’ve had the pleasure of working with him and his team to send his work to the edge of space. Check out the high altitude shots!