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Launch highballoons™ with Rockzip to open up space to the masses and jump-start student STEM education!
www.rockzip.com
Launch highballoons™ with Rockzip to open up space to the masses and jump-start student STEM education! www.rockzip.com
201 backers pledged $15,546 to help bring this project to life.

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Risks and challenges

Our team has spent countless months prototyping and testing scale versions of our highballoon designs. We highly value quality and want to ensure that our backers receive a reliable vehicle to travel to the edge of Space.

The risks linked to this project are the same that would be found with scaling up any other such industrial operation. We will work tirelessly to mitigate all such risk, but a few possibilities may be out of our hands:

Though we have tested and retested systems, when scaling up our production there may exist the possibility of unexpected, minor alterations having to be made. This could lead to slight delays in lead time and small differences in end product look.

We are working with suppliers that we trust, but third party events may occur which we can’t anticipate or control. This could lead to slight delays in lead time.

With that all being said, our team continues to press forward with our development and production schedule and we have left ample room for unforeseen occurrences that may arise. We thank you for your partnership and let's get to Space!

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    WALL OF FAME -

    We know that money is scarce, so we appreciate your strong moral support to get highballoons flying!

    By pledging $5 (or more) you will be added to Rockzip's WALL OF FAME on our website (or remain anonymous). The earlier you pledge, the higher your name will be!

    You also get access to our mailing lists and balloon launch photos!

    Your $5 is HUGE and will positively affect future generations to come!This reward also included with all higher pledge levels.

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    BACKSTAGE LAUNCH PASS - A special for our friends across the Globe! No shipping needed! For $15 we will send you a private digital video link of a nose-close look at Team Rockzip's past and future major prototype launches. Witness exactly what your pledge brings to life! Get to know each of our team members and watch bloopers, outtakes, and more! Bold, funny, and inspiring, you definitely don't want to miss out on the action! (PLUS the Wall of Fame) This reward also included with all higher pledge levels.

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    COLLECTOR'S COIN - SILVER (color)- This is our favorite reward for backers who want to contribute to the cause but don't yet feel ready to fly balloons. You will help us take our dream to the next level and be reminded forever. Obtain the amazing Rockzip SILVER (color) Collector's Coin, a fine memorabilia piece and living proof that YOU were part of Rockzip's success. (See description in Story) (PLUS Backstage Pass and Wall of Fame rewards!) International please add $25.

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    CLASSIC 1st EDITION ROCKZIP T-SHIRT

    Show your faith in Rockzip while turning heads in the street. Time and time again you'll be asked what "I believe Rockz* can float" represents and you can proudly say: WE (yes, YOU and the team) are floating to space to change the world!
    International please add $30.

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    COLLECTOR'S COINS - COMPLETE SET
    ---Exclusive trio coin set limited to 100 sets.
    Matching fine designs of Deep BRONZE (color), Antique SILVER (color), and Treasure GOLD (color) finishing. PLUS Backstage Pass and Wall of Fame Rewards. International please add $25.

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    Pledge $99 or more About $99

    NEW REWARD as of 08-19! HOME SWEET HIGHBALLOON (See description in Story). Get your very own rugged highballoon built for indoor or light-outdoor use. This reward is for future ballooners to get their feet wet and help push forward humanity all the while! Perfect to color, guest sign and decorate for birthday parties, weddings and even school sporting events!
    PLUS Backstage Pass and Wall of Fame Rewards. International please add $25.

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    EARLY BIRD

    Tethered PRO Highballoon KIT. READY TO FLY? You will need this KIT. Kit includes: Large RZ Pro Highballoon, Rockzip foam payload carrier w/anchoring points, 1000' of 110-pound line on a 7" hoop spool, protective gloves, and 20 zip ties. Secure a camera down and you are ready to fly! US Shipping Included. Helium not included. International please add $40.

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    Pledge $229 or more About $229

    FLY THE STUDENTS - Donate a Tethered PRO Highballoon Kit. We will send this full kit to a select educational center or organization of your choice! THANK YOU multiplier! You're awesome for inspiring the next generation of movers and flyers! International please add $40.

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    Full-Size BETA Highballoon KIT [Limited Quantity]
    Includes:
    -Full size BETA Highballoon (in Beta Test Phase)
    -SPOT GEN3 GPS (You must buy/activate SPOT's Unlimited Spot tracking independently)
    -Contour ROAM2 HD Camera
    -Foam payload carrier
    -20 zip ties
    -Mooring line
    - International shipping please add $60

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    Pledge $4,000 or more About $4,000

    JUMBO 5 PACK----BIG SAVER----
    5 Full-Size BETA Highballoon KITS!! - Perfect for University programs, research students and scientists! Each KIT includes:
    -Full size BETA Highballoon (in Beta Test Phase)
    -SPOT GEN3 GPS (You must buy/activate SPOT's Unlimited Spot tracking independently)
    -Contour ROAM2 HD Camera
    -Foam payload carrier
    -20 zip ties
    -Mooring line
    - International shipping please add $150

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