The Eclipse Mission launches tomorrow, May 20. All systems are go and the weather looks good for a 5:00 pm release of the two spacecraft, the Space Panther One and the Space Panther Two. The Panther One will be taking 3D HD video and collecting data including wind speed, temperature and Ultraviolet light. The Panther Two will be taking both still pictures and video, while collecting wind speed, temperature, humidity and radiation information, and in addition will be tracking distance, altitude, velocity and acceleration on three axes. Both crafts will contain a variety of student experiments measuring the effects of high altitude conditions on seeds and cells.
The two crafts are expected to reach their peak altitude of 30-40km during the peak of the solar eclipse at 6:30 pm. We will be launching from Anderson Valley High School in Boonville, CA. All are welcome!
We will post an update sometime soon after the launch. Thank you for your support!
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Mar 8, 2012 - Apr 16, 2012
Pledge $5 or more
You will receive a personalized thank-you letter from our student team and your name will appear as a Supporter in the credits of the DVD that will chronicle the project.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $20 or more
The previous reward plus you will receive a Boonville Space Program souvenir sticker that has traveled up to the border of space and back. Your name will appear in the credits of the DVD as a Contributor.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $40 or more
All of the above rewards plus a copy of the DVD of the event. The DVD will show the development of the project, the launch and flights of the spacecraft in standard or 3D video. Your name will appear in the credits as a Sponsor.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $75 or more
All of the above rewards plus you will receive a stylish Boonville Space Program t-shirt. A sure way to impress your friends when you wear the shirt and explain to people that you funded a spacecraft. Your name appears on the credits of the DVD as a Donor.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $125 or more
The sticker, the DVD, the t-shirt, plus a special one-of-a-kind limited 20x30 print of our best high-definition image of the eclipse. It will look great on your wall and make a great conversation piece as you explain to your guests that you funded a very unique, one-of-a-kind spaceflight. Your name will appear on the DVD as a Major Sponsor.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $250 or more
Wow! You are so awesome that we are going to give you everything above and invite you to help us track the event in real-time from anywhere in the world. You will receive the link to our (top-secret) tracking website and can watch the crafts traveling across the map in real-time. Get a bunch of people from the office to chip in on this one, throw an Eclipse party and invite everyone to come and track the event that you helped to support. Oh, and we'll put your name in big letters on the DVD as a Benefactor.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $500 or more
This is the corporate sponsorship level. We will place a big sticker on the side of one of the spacecraft with your company name or logo. It's like a race car, but way cooler. Imagine the publicity for your business as we send your name up into the stratosphere. We will give you plenty of visual coverage on the DVD and we're listing you in the credits as a Major Benefactor.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
We're speechless!!! At this level, you're inspiring a next generation of scientists and space explorers, so we are going to dedicate one entire spacecraft to you or your company. You will get to name the spacecraft and we will decorate all sides of it with your company logo or personal message. We will also invite you to come to California and participate in the launch of your spacecraft. You will be listed as Patron of the Scientific Arts in the credits of the DVD. Note: If we get more than three donors at this level, we'll just keep building more spacecraft!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012