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The Hopstronautix (Space) Program
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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.

Our Brave Hopstronauts
Our Brave Hopstronauts

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!

Example Payload Module
Example Payload Module

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
  • art
  • 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!

A 3.25" Square Photo Payload - Divided Into 1.75" Rideshare Squares
A 3.25" Square Photo Payload - Divided Into 1.75" Rideshare Squares

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.

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    Wish Upon A Star

    Show your passion for sending hops to space - donate a buck, or a few!

    Your reward: The feeling of contributing to a space program.

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    • A personal thanks!
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    Mission Sticker

    We'll send you TWO official Hopstronautix Program Mission Sticker, like shown in the banner.

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    • 2x Mission Patch Stickers
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    Fabric Mission Patch

    You'll receive a real fabric embodied Hopstronautix Program Mission Patch.

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    • 1x Mission Patch
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    FLY YOUR FACE TO SPACE

    You get to send an image of yourself, a friend, your child's drawing (you name it) to space onboard the rocket. Your image will be printed on a 1.75" x 1.75" square and will be included in the payload of the rocket. You'll get your SPACE FLOWN photo back, along with the other included gifts, post launch.

    We will also send you a post card in time for Christmas if you like, so you can give it as a gift as a "ticket to space"!

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    • 2x Mission Patch Stickers
    • 1x Mission Patch
    • 1x 1.75" Square Image Printed & SENT TO SPACE
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    FLY YOUR BIG FACE TO SPACE

    Send a larger 3.25" x 3.25" photo TO SPACE! Similar to the regular send your face to space, but bigger!

    You get to send an image of yourself, a friend, your child's drawing (you name it) to space onboard the rocket. You'll get your SPACE FLOWN photo back, along with the other included gifts, post launch.

    We will also send you a post card in time for Christmas if you like, so you can give it as a gift as a "ticket to space"!

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    • 2x Mission Patch Stickers
    • 1x Mission Patch
    • 1x 3.25" Square Image Printed & SENT TO SPACE
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    Hopstronauts

    A 50g vacuum sealed bag of SPACE FLOWN *COMET* hops, a true memento of The Hopstronautix Space Program. We have extras, and now they can be yours to use for whatever you like (maybe making your own space beer!). We will also send you a post card in time for Christmas if you like, so you can give it as a gift as a "ticket to space"!

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    • 2x Mission Patch Stickers
    • 1x Mission Patch
    • 1x 3.25" Square Image Printed & SENT TO SPACE
    • 1x SPACE FLOWN HOPS (50g)
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