101% Funded and Still Going!
Thank you all for your support. I am truly amazed at the amount of momentum built up towards the end of the project that let us reach our goal. You are an amazing group of supporters! We're going to work hard to live up to your confidence in us.
Help Us Surpass Our Goal
With about 8 hours to go, I ask that you continue to spread the word about our project. We have a long to-do list and we can start doing some serious damage to it with a few extra dollars. Some of the things we'd do with your extra funds (above 20k):
- Upgrade Our Remote Cockpit System
- Finish the dash build-out in the cockpit
- Work on some aesthetic improvements in the cockpit
- Purchase some new lathe accessories
- Develop our aerodynamic, thermal, and load analysis models
All of these things will put us in a better position to seek out more investment once we've fired off our full scale rocket motor.
Let's Send a Message...
There are a lot of people watching this project. There aren't many aerospace related Kickstarter campaigns. I know a few ambitious projects have been attempted and did not make it. A lot of people aren't sure if aerospace and Kickstarter mix well.
Our funding goal was small compared to what the aerospace community is used to, but it's one of the largest amounts successfully raised for an aerospace / rocket based campaign. We asked if Kickstarter, if the general public, was interested in space.
You have responded with a resounding YES!
Help us finish our campaign with a bang. I sincerely hope that our success will encourage other space oriented companies to start their own campaigns.
Thanks for joining us on the ride!
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Your name will appear on a special 'backer' page on our website, hermesspace.comEstimated delivery:
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Hermes Stickers - You'll get a large sticker of the Hermes logo you can put on your own rocket... or something more reasonable like a laptop.Estimated delivery:
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Hermes Exclusive Access - Receive exclusive announcements of our major milestone accomplishments and important updates before the general public. We'll also throw in access to a live feed for our first engine test firing.Estimated delivery:
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Join the Hermes Pit Crew - You'll get a T-Shirt or Polo Shirt (your choice) with our logo on the front and "Hermes Pit Crew" on the back. We'll also sign your name on the Hermes Test Motor and film it for you before we do our first engine firing.Estimated delivery:
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Personalized Payload - On the Hermes maiden test flight, we'll have a special Kickstarter payload capsule on board, which will contain your name and a personalized message. After it's successfully gone to space, we'll send it back to you!Estimated delivery:
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Rocket Engine Paper Weight - You'll get a miniature replica of the Hermes Test Motor, machined and assembled at our shop out of polished stainless steel. A perfect way to keep those pesky papers from launching off your desk!Estimated delivery:
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Handcrafted Hermes Model - Here's your opportunity to get a 1/20th scale Hermes Model, created, shaped, sanded and painted at our shop. Each model will come with a certificate, signed by the Hermes Team and include pictures of the team making your specific model.Estimated delivery:
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Hermes Team Skype - The Hermes Team founders will set up a 1 hour video session with you and your family, friends, coworkers, or students. We'll go over the state of the aerospace industry, our plans for the next year or two, show you how we create our engines in the shop and answer any questions you have about what we do or anything about space!Estimated delivery:
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Sky High Advertisement - Earn your place in history by being one of the few people who have advertised on a spacecraft. We'll proudly reserve a spot for your name, company, or whatever you'd like to see on the skin of the Hermes, up through it's first test launch.Estimated delivery:
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Ignition - You'll get round trip with accommodations to the first Hermes Test Motor firing. We'll show you around our shop, teach you how to build a rocket engine, and then we're off to the desert to fire our test engine. Be the first to pledge here and we'll let you press the ignition button.Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)