Time is getting short on the new mission funding.
We have six days left on our new Kickstarter effort for the Sept 2014 mission. If each one of you tells just one person who backs PongSat for... Read more
Once again into the Black!
PongSats are back. We're flying even more student projects to the edge of space! We've now flown over 14,000 PongSats and this September we're flying 2000 more.
If you backed... Read more
Just about to mail
We're running a bit behind, but we;re getting close to mailing out all the rewards and PongSats. We're just waiting on the DVDs to arrive from the production house (there... Read more
Sorting and Editing
We are making great progress sorting PongSats and editing video. By Wednesday the editing will be done. We're hired a production house to make the nearly 1600 dvds for everybody.... Read more
There are about 200 PongSats and 25 cards that were not sent in for the mission. We are committed to getting absolutely everyone flown. If you didn't send your card... Read more
All vehicles flown and recovered.
Back and backing up images and data. There about 4 terabytes in all so it will be a couple of days (and there is also... Read more
Mission Delayed One Week
There has been a scheduling conflict at the launch site. Two permits (one was ours) were issued for the same place at the same time. We've been bumped one week.... Read more
You did it!
Thank you everyone! Now on to the mission.We've actually signed on over 1400 PongSats. With backers and PongSat experiments and JPA team members there are over 3000 people... Read more
Full Load of PongSats
We've signed up over 1200 PongSats for the mission. I'm afraid we're full for this one.
Next April we are flying another PongSat mission. Plenty of space available for that... Read more
We Made it!!!!
Thank you for all the support!!!!
PongSat signups are coming in from all over the world. We are actually just over a thousand PongSats. But we think we can fit... Read more
Balloon Burst from our Last PongSat Mission
Sometime we release the balloon, and sometime we let it run as high as it will go until burst.
What's it like here?
This video is a couple of years old but it captures the feel of the volunteers working the project. Near the end folks can be seen working on PongSat carriers!... Read more
Last night we made all the rigging for the four balloon vehicles. The rigging is the line that attaches the balloon to the platform, decouples any spin and mounts the... Read more
79 More PongSats!
79 more folks signed up to fly PongSats today. They are joining us on our journey to the edge!
These are coming from four different countries. Remember there's no charge... Read more
For $1,200 you get an actual stabilizer fin from the flight vehicle (after landing). The fin is 33 inches long and made of nylon on a carbon frame. A great... Read more