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A prototype electric pulsed plasma jet thruster for reliable, high performance, low cost interplanetary space transportation
1,101 backers pledged $72,871 to help bring this project to life.
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    Pledge US$ 10 or more About US$ 10

    Hey thanks for helping us get there! The “Low Earth Orbit” supporter package comes with a personalized thank you certificate and a very cool project sticker which commemorates our experiment effort.

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    Your support has reached a higher orbital plane! “The Geostationary Orbit” supporter kit gets you a personalized thank you certificate, our cool project sticker and an official embroidered project patch commemorating our experiment effort.

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    The “Lagrange point 1 support kit”, you have reached a point in space where neither the earth nor the moon can pull you back down. This supporter kit includes: a personalized thank you certificate, our cool project sticker, an embroidered project patch, just like the ones they use at NASA, and a 10 image screen saver which contains really sublime, original high speed images of plasma blasting out of our jets.

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    Around the far side of the moon and back, now you are going places. The “Lunar Free Return” supporter package gives you a personalized thank you certificate, our cool project sticker, an embroidered project patch and our very cool project t-shirt.

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    Pledge US$ 85 or more About US$ 85

    Now you are entering really uncharted territory! The “Near Earth Asteroid” supporter packages comes with a personalized thank you certificate, our cool project sticker, a very cool embroidered project patch, a collection of 10 awesome high speed HyperV plasma jet jpeg images suitable as screen savers or or as desktop backgrounds , and a quality baseball cap with our embroidered project patch.

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    We would like to give you the moon for your support! But uh, would you settle for the “Lunar Orbit” supporter package? This package comes with a personalized thank you certificate, our cool project sticker, an embroidered project patch, a neat 30 image screen saver/desktop collection of HyperV original high speed glowing plasma jet plumes and our awesome plasma blast mouse pad.

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    It's like the thrill of being on the lunar surface but without all that dust. The “Lunar Surface” supporter package includes: a personalized thank you certificate for your support, our cool project sticker, an embroidered project patch, our very cool project t-shirt and the 30 image screen saver/desktop collection of HyperV original high speed glowing plasma jet plumes.

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    What happens on the lunar surface does not always stay on the moon. The “Lunar Surface Return” supporter package comes with a personalized thank you certificate for your vital support, a cool project sticker, an embroidered project patch, a quality base ball cap emblazoned with our embroidered project patch, and very cool project t-shirt.

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    Cleaning up space is a tough job that requires a lot of energy and we think we have the delta-V to do it. The “Earth Orbit clean-up” supporter package comes with a personalized thank you certificate, our cool project sticker, and embroidered project patch. Also included are a quality baseball cap emblazoned with our embroidered project patch, our very cool project t-shirt, the plasma blast mouse pad, a 30 image screen saver/desktop collection and a very rugged HyperV engraved logo Mini Mag-Lite.

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    You are so special to us that we have put you in your own orbit around the sun. The “Solar Orbit” supporter package comes with a personalized thank you certificate, our cool project sticker, an equally cool embroidered project patch, a quality baseball cap with an embroidered project patch, our very cool project t-shirt, the plasma blast mouse pad, the 30 image screen saver/desktop collection and the tough HyperV engraved logo Mini Mag-Lite.

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    It's our goal to someday help payloads escape to Mars on a regularly scheduled basis and your support should work to make it possible. The “Mars Escape Velocity” supporter package includes a personalized thank you certificate, our cool project sticker, an official embroidered project patch, a quality baseball cap with our embroidered project patch, a very cool project t-shirt, the plasma blast mouse pad, the 30 image screen saver/desktop collection and the HyperV engraved logo Mini Mag-Lite. Also we will include an 11” x 14” framed personalized signed color photo of a unique plasma butterfly 'galaxy' image. We will also provide a guided tour of our laboratory, plus a discussion of our plasma jet research and the potential of plasma jet thrusters in space propulsion.

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    Pledge US$ 1,500 or more About US$ 1,500

    Wow, thank you so much for helping us arrive at our goal and here is what arrival at the “Mars Orbit” supporter package includes: a personalized thank you certificate, our cool project sticker, an embroidered project patch, a quality baseball cap emblazoned with our embroidered project patch, our very cool project t-shirt, the plasma blast mouse pad, an original 30 image screen saver/desktop collection, and HyperV engraved logo Mini Mag-Lite. This package also includes an 11” x 14” framed personalized signed color photo of our plasma butterfly 'galaxy' image, a guided tour of our laboratory, discussion of our plasma jet research and the potential of plasma jet thrusters in space propulsion and we'll take you out to a nice lunch. We will also add to all of this really great stuff a custom made mounted scale model mock-up of our plasma jet thruster with a commemorative plaque.

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    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    Your support via the “Mars Phobos Landing” package level is fantastic and really appreciated. For your support this package includes a personalized thank you certificate, our cool project sticker, an awesome embroidered project patch, a quality baseball cap with our embroidered project patch, our very cool project t-shirt, the plasma blast mouse pad, a 30 image screen saver/desktop collection and a HyperV engraved logo Mini Mag-Lite. Also we will include an 11” x 14” framed signed color photo of our plasma butterfly 'galaxy' image, a custom made mounted scale model mock-up of our plasma jet thruster with a commemorative plaque. Plus a guided tour of our laboratory, discussion of our plasma jet research and the potential of plasma jet thrusters in space propulsion. Also included is a seat to watch our plasma jet firing event from the safety of our observation gallery. Then following the firing event we'll take you out to a nice lunch.

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    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    Returning samples from Phobos would be quite a feat and thanks to you it could happen some day in the near future! The Mars Phobos Sample Return supporter package includes a personalized thank you certificate, our cool project sticker, an embroidered project patch, a quality baseball cap with our embroidered project patch, our very cool project t-shirt, the plasma blast mouse pad, the 30 image screen saver/desktop collection and a HyperV engraved logo Mini Mag-Lite. We will also include an 11” x 14” framed personalized signed color photo of our plasma butterfly 'galaxy' image, and a custom made mounted scale model mock-up of our plasma jet thruster with a commemorative plaque. Plus this package also includes a guided tour of our laboratory, discussion of our plasma jet research and the potential of plasma jet thrusters in space propulsion. You will also be invited to our plasma jet firing event and participate in our secure screen room, and help us monitor plasma jet performance, plus we'll take you out to a nice lunch afterwards.

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    Pledge US$ 10,000 About US$ 10,000

    Samples from Phobos is one thing but samples from the surface of Mars takes this metaphor for your support to a whole now level. The “Mars Sample Return” supporter package includes a personalized thank you certificate, our cool project sticker, an embroidered project patch, a quality baseball cap with our embroidered project patch, our very cool project t-shirt, the plasma blast mouse pad, a 30 image screen saver/desktop collection and a HyperV engraved logo Mini Mag-Lite. Also we will include an 11” x 14” framed personalized signed color photo of our plasma butterfly 'galaxy' image, a custom made mounted scale model mock-up of our plasma jet thruster with a commemorative plaque. Plus this package also includes a guided tour of our laboratory, discussion of our plasma jet research and the potential of plasma jet thrusters in space propulsion, an invitation to our plasma jet firing event to participate in test firing in our secure screen room and help us monitor plasma jet performance data monitoring equipment. Then after the firing we'll take you out to a nice lunch.

    But there is more, this support package also includes responsible and constructive naming rights for this Kickstarter project thruster. The rights include sponsor signage on the wall of our vacuum tank to ensure your name appears in images and videos taken of the Kickstarter project experiment.

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