PongSat Space Science Project
Posted on behalf of John Powell, www.jpaerospace.com
We are doing a special project to get kids excited about space and science. We are using the Kickstarter crowd sourcing site to fund it. We're sending 1000 student projects to the edge of space. Balloon platform at the edge of space. Computer in a ping pong ball.
Each project fits inside a ping pong ball. We call them PongSats. On September 22 we are sending them to 100,000 feet on a research balloons. After landing we mail the PongSats back along with a DVD with on board video and a certificate showing that the student has "Been there".
Student projects are flown at no cost. All you need to do is send me an email and I send you an ID number to put on your PongSat. Then you mail your PongSat to us. That's it.
The Kickstarter funding attempt runs till August 16th we are trying to raise $9000 to fund the flight. Can you help us by helping to get the word out that drives the Kickstarter and will make it successful.
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