Funding Successful! You guys ROCK!
You, our Kickstarter backers, are truly incredible! Our goal of $2,750 was not only met, but we absolutely demolished it, ending with over $6,000 in pledges. Can't thank you enough for all of the support you guys provided on this extremely fun project to send Captain Picard and Kirk (and company) into space!
And ready for the good part? It's happening very, very soon! I didn't post an update yesterday because I was on a cross-country flight to prepare for the launch. Lots of things are happening over here and the wheels are churning. This is going to be no ordinary high-altitude balloon launch. We're pulling out all of the stops!
We've been on the phone non-stop the last several days and this is shaping up to go down as *the* coolest and most elaborate amateur high-altitude balloon space mission in history! Can't wait to tell you more.
Stand by amazing Kickstarter backers. More updates soon!
P.S. While Chris Pine is on our logo, we're still flying the Shat man (William Shatner) you all know and love!
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Copy of the final production video of Captain Picard's historic flight into near-spaceEstimated delivery:
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Special behind-the-scenes footage of Captain Picard's historic flight into near-spaceEstimated delivery:
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*JUST ADDED* We're going to fly a few Star Trek communicator buttons in the capsule. You'll get one of these special Star Trek buttons that have been to near space on a mission with Picard and Kirk! INCLUDES shipping. (In the backer updates, we'll post a photo of the 25 buttons that fly while they're sitting in the capsule as proof that they went on the trip.)Estimated delivery:
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"Producer" credit in the video which will be uploaded to YouTube and Vimeo and spread across the webEstimated delivery:
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"Executive Producer" credit in the video which will be uploaded to YouTube and Vimeo and spread across the webEstimated delivery:
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An invite to the actual launch that will take place in central IllinoisEstimated delivery:
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We're sending both the USS Enterprise D with Captain Picard on the bridge AND the original USS Enterprise with Captain Kirk on the bridge into space at the same time -- this is a dual mission! If you contribute $500, you will get the actual Captain Kirk doll that goes up into space! Imagine the bragging rights of owning a Captain Kirk doll that has been to the edge of space!Estimated delivery:
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Get the actual USS Enterprise NCC-1701 model that is featured in this launch and video and goes up into space with Captain Kirk. This is a model of the brand new and updated NCC-1701 featured in the 2009 Star Trek movie.Estimated delivery:
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