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Near orbit high resolution video and photography from the stratosphere by six amazing 6th grade girls from Kentucky.
Near orbit high resolution video and photography from the stratosphere by six amazing 6th grade girls from Kentucky.
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    1. Anna & David Scifres Creator on

      @Barry we have hit a wall that is taking a some time to solve. There is a national shortage of Helium and it is almost impossible acquire some at the moment as helium sales are being rationed and prioritized. We have about 3/4 of the amount we need and may have enough on Wednesday of this week. So, long story short, we may launch this weekend or next at this point. Everything else is coming along very well. I'll post an update today or tomorrow with more detail.

    2. Barry Thompson on

      Did you manage to launch over the weekend or are you going for the 28th now? Hope the preparations have went well.

    3. Amanda the Doodler on

      You go, girls! Very neat project, and it looks like you have all the funds you need to get it off the ground!

    4. Anna & David Scifres Creator on

      I'm gathering feedback from the entire project team so we can post a big Thank you status update this Sunday so stay tuned.


    5. Barry Thompson on

      Congratulations on making your goal & the very best of luck with the project, I cant wait to see the results.

    6. Nathan Kulinitsch on

      Congrats Girls! i thought i'd check back to see if you've made the funding and you did!!
      i'm so excited for you kids, i hope you learn a lot from this experience!

      Looking forward to seeing the updates!

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      esther on

      this is great. good luck girls!

    8. John Billings on

      Hurrah! Well done to the team and the extended team of backers :-)

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      Kevin Washington on

      This is great, love seeing kids getting interested in space & science!

    10. Anna & David Scifres Creator on

      Yes, they do! We will be using the project pages for updates as well as using their own website called We will begin using the website a lot more as the project progresses. So please do come check it out and remotely participate along with the team.


    11. Steph on

      I'm so excited to see kids excited about space! If you guys have any sort of blog or site showing your progress and stuff please let me know, I'd love to follow along!

    12. Anna & David Scifres Creator on

      @Trammell, We are planning using an IR intervalometer trigger like this one - - We are open to other options. If you see any potential issues with this please let us know so we can address them.

    13. Trammell Hudson on

      Congratulations on making your goal! Please let me know if you need any help with the camera hacking. Be sure to check on the Sony 5N's timelapse capability -- it doesn't have an external trigger input.

    14. Anna & David Scifres Creator on

      @all, you have made six young ladies and their their mentor VERY VERY happy. We are all so excited we can hardly contain ourselves. There will be a status update posted either later tonight or tomorrow. Stay tuned. And thanks for all the feedback, advice and backing.

    15. Julie Covert on

      Woot! Woot! Congrats - wow you did it! Yay!

    16. Deanna Zandt on

      You grrls made my day.

    17. Serenety Hanley Shaw on

      Best of luck! The sky is NOT the limit :-)

    18. Julie Covert on

      Hey there! You're almost there - keep up the great work! And look another backer just as I'm writing this - Yay!

    19. Anna & David Scifres Creator on

      Thanks Eric, I'll pass your kind words on to the entire team!! BTW, I dig the Resistor Anthems you created. Very cool!

    20. Eric Skiff on

      This is a fantastic project and it's wonderful to see the interest from the girls and the mentorship and support from David. Congratulations to all of you and good luck on your endeavor! The crew from the Brooklyn Hackerspace NYCResistor wishes you luck :)

    21. Nathan Kulinitsch on

      Almost there girls!! good luck!

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      Rainer Hofmeister on

      I wish you all the best for your great project! Can't wait to see the results. Ad astra!