THE HOPSTRONAUTIX PROGRAM
We love space.
We love beer.
We love beer in space - but that'd be a mess, so hops it is.
The Hopstronautix Program was created with the goal of sending a few hundred grams of pelleted hops to the edge of space. Why you ask? Why not, we'd say.
It's art . . . of the Humulus kind.
How Are We Getting Hops to Space?
We've purchased (yes - already purchased) a very small amount of space on the EXOS SARGE S1 Rocket, currently scheduled to launch NET January 2019 from Spaceport, New Mexico. We believe this may have been the first ride share space on a rocket ever bought by credit card - by this we are truly ushering in a new era in space exploration.
The SARGE S1 will fly on a suborbital trajectory to over 100km, with over two minutes of microgravity time during the flight. EXOS has already attempted a launch of SARGE previously this year, and we are excited to be a part of their launch.
Our COMET hops will be vacuum sealed for launch, similar to astronaut space food (yum). Along with the hops, we have room for some rideshare of our own - allowing the general public to fly their FACE TO SPACE or their own art!
My Face...in Space??
Precisely. We've carved out a section of our small payload module to fly small 3.25" square photographs along with the payload. We're offering space on this ride to fly . . .
- your face
- your friend's face
- your enemies face
. . . just so long as we can print it. We'll print the photos, they'll fly to space, then you'll receive them back post launch.
We're even ridesharing space on our photos, by offering 1/4 of a square as a reward.
Either way, we'll need your image or photo digitally sent right away - as payloads are due in early December for preparations for launch! All digital media must be submitted by Dec 7th to be printed in time for payload delivery to Exos!
Why Should We Contribute ?
As mentioned, our ride was purchased on credit, but we're hoping to share the cost of the dream of getting Humulus lupulus past 100km, and hoping you'll want to be part of our program. Send a well wish, purchase a patch, or send your own face/art/whatever into space along with us! We've set the funding goal low on purpose - we are flying no matter what
Ad astra per cervisia!
Risks and challenges
This is a real payload on a real rocket. Rockets don't always make it!
If the first launch does not succeed, we'll do our best to fly the payload a second time.
In the end, this is art, so something will come from the project no matter what the end result of the flight.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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