Memory cards courtesy of SanDisk
Ordering 25 Subway sandwiches to feed the crew
Breaking out the helium tanks
Discovery Channel doing interviews
Balloon filling begins!
Picard (and Riker and Data) getting ready to fly!
Kirk (and J.J. Abrams and Roberto Orci) getting ready to fly!
Hard at work
Last minute adjustments
Star Trek communicator buttons all taped in for the flight
Attaching the balloon
Max Schlickenmeyer filming for the final video
Up, up and away
The pursuit - we had a 9 car tracking convoy, including a dedicated tracking vehicle
Inside the tracking vehicle - we had an entire car just filled with trackers on their laptops
The Jeep in safari mode
We're close! We know it's landed within 300 yards of here.
"I see it! I see it!"
We found it!
Picard's precision landing. He sure knows how to land a starship!
The picture-perfect landing from another angle
Smile for national television!
The launch crew
The launch crew (cont.)
Hard at work on radio interviews
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Copy of the final production video of Captain Picard's historic flight into near-spaceEstimated delivery: May 2012
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Special behind-the-scenes footage of Captain Picard's historic flight into near-spaceEstimated delivery: May 2012
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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: May 2012
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"Producer" credit in the video which will be uploaded to YouTube and Vimeo and spread across the webEstimated delivery: May 2012
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"Executive Producer" credit in the video which will be uploaded to YouTube and Vimeo and spread across the webEstimated delivery: May 2012
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An invite to the actual launch that will take place in central IllinoisEstimated delivery: May 2012
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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: May 2012
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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: May 2012