2012 and 2013 In Pictures
The past two years have been the years
of more. More
PongSat, we're flown over 15,000 now, more research, and more
shows and commercials paying the bills.
We flew 34 missions to
the edge of space, conducted 62 magnetohydrodymanic system test
firings, did two Japanese TV shows one British one and one American
show. We have truly become globe spaning with commercial custmers from
Columbia, Canada, Japan, and Britian.
The reseach for
Airship to Orbit has expanded along with our flight experience.
Each year we progress faster than the year before. If the
two years are any guide, look out for 2014.
Away 82 carried the 10,000th PongSat.
children from Fukushima, Japan flew thousands of sunflower
in their PongSats as a symbol of hope. Afterwards they planted then
creating a huge sunflower grove.
MiniCube, our newest payload launch product has been a great
Cat's, rubber chickens, wedding rings and anything else you could
imagine flew with us.
goes up must come down. We build, flew and slammed into the ground a
capsule containing a light bulb. This was for Richard Hammond of Top
Gear fame's program "Richard Hammond Miracles of Nature" program.
We're been bring space in to millions of peoples homes through our
Our commercial work has won awards in Europe, the UK and Japan.
doll deployment may have been our trickiest yet. At peak altitude one
of the doll was suppose to deploy off the playform. It worked! The doll
even managed to float facing the camera for a few moments.
And we can't forget the great bunch of folks from Columbia with the El
Corral Space Essence missions,
.Research and Development
Valve controlled balloon.
3d Printed parts
Mach 2 shock tube for active drag reduction research.
Magnetohydrodynamic research for the airship rocket engine. 104 test
firings to date.
The submarine bellavia is being used for life support system and
AI/Pilot voice interface develop.
And aways developments and systems improvement at the edge of space is
The team has been loving our new launch site "Area Trombone" .
Just about the only thing left is Scotty the space dog, midnight
recoveries and the long walk home.
every picture there are hundreds of hours of time in the shop,
building, testing, fundraising, breaking and building again.
been an exciting past two years and the pace in only increasing.
On to 2014.
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