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We would like to further our education and understanding of physics by sending a payload to the upper atmosphere.
We would like to further our education and understanding of physics by sending a payload to the upper atmosphere.
53 backers pledged $892 to help bring this project to life.

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We want to go... where no club has ever gone before!

Our plan is to send a helium balloon with a small payload into the upper atmosphere.  This payload will contain a video camera, a GPS, and all the rewards from our generous benefactors.  Last but not least, it will have a parachute to slow down its descent.  

C.B. East Physics Club is a completely student-created club, completely funded by students, we receive no funding of any kind from the school.  :(  We used to be able to raise funds through bake sales, but our school has disallowed this.

Risks and challenges

Like all space launches, there is a certain element of risk involved. We cannot guarantee the safe return of the payload. Obviously, we will do everything in our power to ensure the safe return of our baby!

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    Patriot Level: We will print out your username and send it up with the balloon.

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    Spectator Level: A laminated card with your name and a message you create launched into space with the balloon. (Note: this reward is given to all pledges of $5 and above)

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    Launch Crew Level: A digital video of the balloon's trip emailed to you, plus your username in space!

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    Space Cadet Level: A Space Core from Portal that has been to space, plus the video will be emailed to you and your username in space!

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    Explorer Level: A star necklace that has gone up with the payload, you can say you own a star from space! Plus the video and your username in space.

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    Pioneer Level: All previous rewards! Plus a heartfelt thank you from us!!

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