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Ollie M. MischonBy Ollie M. Mischon
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Ollie M. MischonBy Ollie M. Mischon
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$1,379
pledged of $330,000pledged of $330,000 goal
10
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, March 5 2017 10:00 AM UTC +00:00

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About

transAscend Mission

Access to space has been limited to governments and the select few. We intend to change that. TransAscend is a flexible, selfsupported fuel and cargo delivery system. Think pipeline, workplattform, launchpad to low earth orbit. With transAscend – reaching low earth orbit can be done economically and ecologically. We are transAscend - with working family in Northern California and on the Big Island. TransAscend` aim is to create the first spacelift and reach" midway" with current advanced technology and improve the design when new tech becomes available. With the end of a successful Kickstarter campaign we will transfer our patents to a California benefit corporation, keep the technology open access and create a revenue stream to fuel operations and research. The goal of Transascend is to create economical access to low earth orbit.

About transAscend

transAscend was founded in 2016 after 5 years of R&D. We are located in the Bay Aera, California and Hawaii. We pride ourselves on making the age old dream of going to the stars possible as a communal effort and want to provide access for everyone. We are a team of business veterans, engineers, product developers and logistics specialists. Among us we developed, scrutinized and critiqued many aspects of our venture. Many of these ideas have made it into our business plan and design, many have not. Original patents have been granted or are patent pending, but a great deal also comes from people as far back as Newton, Pascal, Heinlein, Arthur C Clarke - just to name a few.

If you would like to support us or participate and invest and benefit from the creation of a brandnew market, you can reach us at the following heights: We welcome your pledge on: https://www.kickstarter.com/transascend/ We welcome your comments on: https://www.facebook.com/transascend/ For more information visit: http://www.transascend.net/

Risks and challenges

At the heart of transAscend is our patent pending vertical hydrogen pipeline that will provide continous buoyancy and fuel to the structure as well as heat, air, water and electric power to the Midway habitat.

On groundlevel - atmospheric pressure is high. The end of the pipeline is in the vaccum of near space. The pressure difference does all the work. The hydrogen will flow and be sucked to the top. No pumping needed.

TransAscend-Midway station will store use and process the hydrogen into: Gaseous h2, liquified h2. A turbine will burn the h2 thus creating electric power and heat. Its exhaust is pure water.

Water, air and power are the base ingredients of a sustainable habitat. Continous power and available rocketfuel at the edge of space lets transAscend bridge the „last mile“ to low earth orbit at very low cost.
The hydrogen gas station in low earth orbit is the starting point of low earth orbit economic zone and will make fast travel to Mars and the asteroid-belt in big spaceships possible.
H2 is a precious commodity in the desert of space.

Safety is our top priority! We strive to minimize the risk through our concept, engineering and careful planning. A game changeing project is never without risks and one of the goals of Phase 1 is to make the transAscend space lift as safe as possible.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Supporter

    You dream of space exploration. You want to be a part of advancing society and technology.
    Support transAscend and help make it happen.

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    Teammember

    Earn a pack of mission stickers of this historic event and show everyone you were among the first to
    back our way to the stars.

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    Groundcrew

    Earn the transAscend mission patch of this historic event and show everyone you were among the first to
    back humanities way to the stars.

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    Crewmember

    Receive the newsletter, backers page listing, sticker set and the unique Mission T-Shirt.

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    Mission specialist

    Get all of the rewards from above plus your name on the spacelift and access to the site`s webcam. This pledge will propel your name to the edge of space. Named segments will be reused in all future phases. Get access to and a tour of the transAscend deployment site.

    Includes:
    • Pack of space lift stickers
    • Newsletter updates
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    • Web video access
    • Visit and tour the transAscend deployment site for two indivduals
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    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    Collaborator

    You don`t have to be Elon Musk to pledge at this level, or higher, but it wouldn`t hurt.

    The goal of transAscend spacelift is to provide a „conveyer“ that will deliver fuel, materials and people to a working platform at the edge of space and low earth orbit.

    A pledge at this level will make transAscend reach skyhigh faster. Let`s discuss your ideas top level.

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    • Newsletter updates
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    • Web video access
    • Visit and tour the transAscend deployment site for two indivduals
    • Mission T-Shirt
    • Collaborate with design- and business-team
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Funding period

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