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We're sending 1000 student projects to the edge of space. Each one inside a ping pong ball. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on August 16, 2012.

We're sending 1000 student projects to the edge of space. Each one inside a ping pong ball.

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    1. Creator Scott on January 13, 2014

      So... About that second mission... Any chance that you'll be able to send stragglers up on another mission (as you said you were committed to doing)?

    2. Creator Allan Max Axelrod on February 23, 2013

      When are the business cards being sent out? I have been waiting to present the card I had sent in as a gift to a friend in the industry.

    3. Creator Kevin on January 12, 2013

      Finally got a chance to watch the dvd. The peaceful ascent followed by a mad dash back to Earth is interesting to watch play out! Thanks so much for including the video footage.

    4. Creator David M Oliver on January 3, 2013

      jus received my DVD and photos - in time for New Year! Congrats on the mission, and for helping out both kids and researchers with your efforts. However, can you provide more details as to the mission difficulties you mentioned in our letter?

    5. Creator Benji Sun on December 29, 2012

      just received my DVD and photos. it took a bit longer than expected, but thanks!

    6. Creator Elena M. Martinez on December 4, 2012

      Got my DVD just a few days ago, very nice!

    7. Creator Benji Sun on November 30, 2012

      still waiting on my DVD

    8. Creator Pat Heiden on November 23, 2012

      Just received the DVD today - Awesome !!!

    9. Creator Elena M. Martinez on September 18, 2012

      Argh, missed the deadline for the card. I totally forgot about it. >_< Ah, well, I'll still be getting the DVD.

    10. Creator richie on September 13, 2012

      To which E-Mail Adress do I send the Exac Name of the 50$ Pledge?

    11. Creator Lori East on September 5, 2012

      Are you putting together the sign with all the names on it, for the $50 pledge? Or do I need to send you something? Unclear....

    12. Creator John Powell on September 5, 2012

      Laser printing will work just fine.

      JP

    13. Creator Fritz Grobe on September 4, 2012

      Getting ready to send my cards to you. Is there any reason to think that laser printing on card stock will come off in space? Thanks!

    14. Creator Jac on August 23, 2012

      I cannot find any paints that will change color based on temperature in the temperature range I am looking for, they are all designed to change when they get hotter, not colder. If anyone has any luck, I would love to know.

    15. Creator Jac on August 23, 2012

      So are we going to send you a business card? or how is that going to work?

    16. Creator John Powell on August 14, 2012

      Thank you Paul!!!!!

    17. Creator Jac on August 14, 2012

      @John well I think I will do this as a little mini experiment, it's going to be a gift for my Dad, who works for Boeing.

    18. Creator John Powell on August 13, 2012

      The cards get flown and we're photographing putting them on board and talking them off but they don't get photographed in flight. We're also including a flight certificate when we send them back to you after the flight. There are paints that reach to changes in temperatures. They could b painted on the cards. It sounds like a great PongSat experiment!

    19. Creator John Powell on August 13, 2012

      Absolutely! I've noted it down. Also if you could put a note about the DVD when you send your cards to us that will be great.

      JP
      John Powell
      JP Aerospace

    20. Creator Fritz Grobe on August 13, 2012

      I would also like to send more than one card and get a DVD. Can I pledge $65 and send 4 cards and get the DVD?

    21. Creator Allan Max Axelrod on August 12, 2012

      I'm happy to be involved in any capacity with this. I can't wait to receive the experiment results, too!

    22. Creator Elena M. Martinez on August 6, 2012

      I wanted to send the small card and get the DVD, so I pledged $35...hopefully, that's going to work and not confuse anyone.... =D

    23. Creator Jac on August 5, 2012

      Is there any kind of substance that could be placed on the business card, that would change color permanently after being exposed to the pressure/temperature at the altitude this is going to? I just think that would be cool to put on my business card, it's a gift to my dad.

    24. Creator Paul Shirey on July 30, 2012

      Promoted this project over at http://paulshireytech.com/2012/07/29/kickstarter-sunday-ping-pong-space-travel-speakers/

      It will probably make my next podcast as well!

    25. Creator Michael Alderson on July 26, 2012

      What actually happens with the note we send into space? Will we get to see all the notes that are sent up? How will out loved ones know we actually sent the note up is what I'm asking. Btw already backing anyway because this seems awesome hehe

    26. Creator Anneliese Bowman on July 23, 2012

      My contribution is in memory of Sally Ride. Please pass the tissues...

    27. Creator John Powell on July 18, 2012

      That's a great idea Kevin! We will put together list of what flew and what the results are and send it out to all the backers. Sometime it takes a bit for the students to get back to us with what happened after they get the experiments back.

      There will be pictures of all the PongSats on the DVD.

    28. Creator Kevin on July 18, 2012

      What a great project! Just curious... will there be any way to know what experiments went up and what the end results were? It would be interesting to hear follow-up reactions from the students, but maybe that will be in the dvd.