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The photo we took from our platform at 106,640ft. Our project is to launch a small satellite into 9 orbits around the earth!

The photo we took from our platform at 106,640ft. Our project is to launch a small satellite into 9 orbits around the earth! Read more
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This project's funding goal was not reached on April 9, 2011.

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Team Prometheus has been working on this project for 3 years now and we are very close to accomplishing a launch of a small satellite into LEO from a balloon platform at 100,000ft. We need your help to complete the mission and get the proper clearance from the FAA-AST and put this satellite into orbit.

  The current standing of the project is to launch a two stage rocket 400 miles into space as our next step to get clearance for an orbital flight. We have a booster rocket and a 170,000 cft zero pressure balloon we need for the launch we need to finish the avionics and the construction of the second stage to make this attempt.

  If you Google "Team Prometheus" you can see the work we have done over the past years and what we have done. There is plenty of work to be done as we plan this launch to happen in May this year!

   We hope to be able to do this to provide a cheaper means of putting small payloads into Low Earth Orbit for educational institutions and scientific research for a new era in space exploration. 

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    You get a photo taken at 106,640ft by our camera signed by the team.

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    You get the photo and a certificate thanking you personally for helping Team Prometheus with the space shot.

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    You get the photo, Certificate and your name painted directly on the actual rocket.

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    You get the photo, Certificate your name and a special video from the launch from the camera on-board the rocket of the flight.

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    You get the photo, Certificate, your name, the video and a small model for your desk of the actual rocket.

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    You get all the above plus a real piece of the actual parachute used to recover the booster stage of the space shot rocket! (This is limited to the amount of material of the parachute)

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    You get all the above plus an invitation to attend the launch in person.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100 USD

    You get the above plus a flying model of the rocket! One you can take out and fly yourself! This is a quality assembled kit provided by U.S. Rockets a well known kit manufacturer.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500 USD

    Get a NSE Kit! (Near Space Expedition) Send your own balloon to 100,000ft+ and get back video from the included camera and find you payload with the APRS tracker included! Just need a Ham license and Helium or Hydrogen gas.

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    Get a BIG flying model of the N-Prize rocket worthy of display in your office or place of business! 9ft Tall! Beautifully painted and signed by the team. It cost about $600-$700 dollars to fly this one on an "N" motor. You need a waiver from the FAA and everything Class II Rocket! Nice display! This is a custom made rocket by Team Prometheus.

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