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Last updated June 20, 2014

Virtual Ride to Space using the Oculus Rift

A weather balloon will carry 24 HD video cameras up to a 20km altitude in order to reconstruct an immersive ride to space.

Virtual Ride to Space using the Oculus Rift

A weather balloon will carry 24 HD video cameras up to a 20km altitude in order to reconstruct an immersive ride to space.

pledged of £30,000pledged of £30,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, April 3 2014 9:45 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 20, 2014
 

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    JPEGS FROM SPACE: Thank you for helping us make this project a reality. Once we’ve retrieved the high altitude balloon, we’ll put together a digital photo-pack of the voyage and e-mail it to the supporters in this category (and also to all of the other pledge amounts). Your support means a lot to us… so let’s make this happen together!

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    SPACE POST CARD: Thanks for supporting this project! You'll receive a commemorative postcard taken from one of the HD cameras at 20km altitude, and we'll keep you up to date with exclusive behind the scenes updates on our progress throughout the project.

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    SPACE POSTER: The perfect decoration for your room or office (makes a great gift too)! You'll receive a poster size print of an image taken from one of the HD cameras at 20km altitude. Plus, we'll keep you up to date with exclusive behind the scenes updates on our progress throughout the project. Please add £5 for international shipping.

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    Pledge £30 or more About $40

    PC SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE: Don't have an Oculus Rift but still want the experience? Then this option is for you. Enjoy the virtual ride to space on your personal computer. Interactive breathtaking panoramic views! Slow down, speed up, or even reverse time. Makes a great screensaver too! Plus, we'll keep you up to date with exclusive behind the scenes updates on our progress throughout the project. Please add £5 for international shipping.

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    Pledge £35 or more About $46

    SMART PHONE EXPERIENCE: Ride to space using your mobile phone! A panoramic interactive media experience you can carry in your pocket. Point your phone in the direction you want to look and enjoy a seamless environment as you float to space. Slow down, speed up, or even reverse time. Incorporate your own mp3 playlist as a sound overlay. Plus, we'll keep you up to date with exclusive behind the scenes updates on our progress throughout the project. Please add £5 for international shipping.

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    Pledge £40 or more About $53

    YOUR NAME IN SPACE: In addition to the camera payload, the balloon will carry a ribbon of printed names, one for each backer in this pledge category. After the mission, we will send you your name and an official signed letter of authentication stating that it has been carried to space and back. Plus, we'll keep you up to date with exclusive behind the scenes updates on our progress throughout the project.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $66

    OCULUS EXPERIENCE: This is the full software package for the Oculus Rift. Immerse yourself in the experience as you ascend to space! Enjoy unparalleled views. Slow down, speed up, or even reverse time. Compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux. Plus, we'll keep you up to date with exclusive behind the scenes updates on our progress throughout the project. Please add £5 for international shipping.

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    Pledge £65 or more About $85

    OCULUS EXPERIENCE + SMART PHONE EXPERIENCE: Can’t decide between the Oculus and smart phone versions? Have them both! Immerse yourself in the experience as you ascend to space using the Oculus Rift! Then, ride to space using your mobile phone. A panoramic interactive media experience you can carry in your pocket. Plus, we'll keep you up to date with exclusive behind the scenes updates on our progress throughout the project. Please add £5 for international shipping.

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    Pledge £75 or more About $98

    LIVE WEBCAST: Want to get behind the scenes? Watch the launch of the balloon, retrieval, and interview with the engineers live as it happens via webcast (July 2014)! We'll also make the complete recording available for download to all pledge supporters in this category.

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    Pledge £85 or more About $111

    LIVE WEBCAST + PC SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE: Watch the launch of the balloon, retrieval, and interview with the engineers live as it happens via webcast (July 2014). Plus, experience the virtual ride to space using your personal computer afterward. We'll also make the complete webcast recording available for download to all pledge supporters in this category.

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    Pledge £90 or more About $118

    LIVE WEBCAST + SMART PHONE EXPERIENCE: Watch the launch of the balloon, retrieval, and interview with the engineers live as it happens via webcast (July 2014). Plus, experience the virtual ride to space using your mobile phone. Point your phone in the direction you want to look and enjoy a seamless environment as you float to space. We'll also make the complete webcast recording available for download to all pledge supporters in this category.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $131

    LIVE WEBCAST + OCULUS EXPERIENCE: Watch the launch of the balloon, retrieval, and interview with the engineers live as it happens via webcast (July 2014). Plus, get the full software package for the Oculus Rift. Immerse yourself in the experience as you ascend to space! We'll also make the complete webcast recording available for download to all pledge supporters in this category.

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    ENGINEER’S DREAM BUNDLE: This is for all you DIY enthusiasts out there… learn how to recreate this project on your own! We’ll send you the complete engineering data pack following the mission. This includes engineering drawings, circuit schematics, assembly diagrams, launch profiles, software code, and our raw experimental data. Go on… send something to space!

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    Pledge £500 or more About $652

    BE THERE IN PERSON: The ultimate way to get involved! Join us for the day (July 2014) as we travel to our launch site in South East England to set off the balloon. Then join us in the hunt to retrieve the balloon, and the celebration party that follows! Includes everything for the day once you arrive (food + drinks + transportation). Open to everyone, but unfortunately you'll have to pay to travel to the South East UK if you're not already here :-)

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    BE THERE IN PERSON + ALL OF THE ABOVE: Want the complete package? Join us for the day (July 2014) as we travel to our launch site in South East England to set off the balloon. Then join us in the hunt to retrieve the balloon, and the celebration party that follows! Plus, you'll receive absolutely everything that we have to offer: post card, poster, PC + smart phone + Oculus version of the software experience, your name in space, and a recording of the webcast to keep as a souvenir. You really can have it all!

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    CORPORATE SPONSOR PACKAGE: Does your company want to help turn dreams into reality? Give us a hand by becoming a corporate sponsor. Your organization name and logo will appear on our website, social media, promotional videos, and products as an official sponsor. Plus, as an added bonus, you'll receive: 20 x post cards, 10 x posters, PC + smart phone + Oculus version of the software experience.

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