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This near-space mission will be powered by potatoes to over 100,000 feet above the Earth, taking pictures along the way.
42 backers pledged $1,811 to help bring this project to life.
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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    SMALL FRY: updates and pictures of the 30+ potato serial battery we'll use to charge the tracking device, and exclusive pics of the potato that will fly to near space.

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    POTATO WHISPERER: A computer program will speak your names to the potato, on loop, for 24 hours prior to its flight (this will be livestreamed).

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    THE GUIDE: Our complete guide to launching a cheap high-altitude balloon that reaches 100k ft and takes pictures of Earth.

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    POTATO PARENT: You name one of the potatoes used to charge the balloon. The name will be publicly emblazoned on the potato and you'll get pictures. Potato Whisperer reward included.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    FRIES WITH THAT: You get a slice of a potato used to charge the balloon electronics, mission t-shirt, and our guide to building a high-altitude ballon.

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    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    FILMED WITH A POTATO: A beautiful coffee table book that documents the creation of the potato balloon and includes near-space photos taken from the balloon. Includes our guide to building a high-altitude balloon.

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    Pledge $90 or more About $90

    SPACE POTATO: You receive a slice of the potato that has flown to near-space, our guide to building a high-altitude balloon, a mission t-shirt, and Potato Whisperer reward included.

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    Pledge $180 or more About $180

    MR POTATO HEAD: You name the balloon. The name will be visible on the outside of the payload box. You'll get pictures. Mission t-shirt included, and you pick an email address @spacepotato.org.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    POTATO GODFATHER: You name the potato that flies to near space. The name will be publicly emblazoned on the potato. You'll get pictures. Mission t-shirt included, and you pick an email address @spacepotato.org.

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