Thermal-Vacuum Chamber Arrived & Roger 4003 Name in Space PCB Status
Full SuperCap Data Collection 2019-05-25 Google Sheet and video coming soon!
More than six of you have filled out your BackerKit survey requesting an Ahoska Tano white... Read more
IT IS HAPPENING!!! BackerKit Reward Surveys Emailed Out
14 of you should have received BackerKit surveys in your email inbox NOW! Like a good engineer should, I'm doing a staged release. The other ~87 backers... Read more
Name in Space PCB Timeline
The next 59 Physical Name in Space rewards will be complete by June 10, which is less than 40 days from the close of our Kickstarter :) These... Read more
First Reward Shipped + Update Schedule
Even tho the Kickstarter funds have not been transferred yet, I shipped out the first backer reward today to Nikki. I'm too excited to wait the two... Read more
Reward Fulfillment + Medium Length Road Ahead
Lets get you your rewards!! Just follow the BackerKit steps from Update #28 (May 5th) when you get a BackerKit email in the next 72 to 96 hours.... Read more
We did it!!!
We cannot say this enough: Thank you for all of your support!!! We will keep you informed and updated every step of the way. Since this project is... Read more
A successful failure + Facebook live stream 10 pm PT / UTC -7
Follow me on Facebook for Q&A #2 Live Stream at 10 pm PT / UTC -7 www.facebook.com/blaze.sanders
After deep and hard discussions with our largest backer and our... Read more
URGENT: 154% Stretch Goal & BackerKit Reward Fulfillment Instructions
You will receive BackerKit surveys in your email inbox in four days. This VERY IMPORTANTsurvey allows us to collect all of the information necessary to deliver your... Read more
May the 4th be with you (4 free items & 6 more events)
It has been a crazy 22 days since the launch on April 12 (Yuri's Night), but I wanted to again thank everyone for the awesome dad jokes, comments... Read more
NEW REWARD: Three 37 mm diameter payload slots @ reduced price of $250
The first four payload slots sold out pretty fast so we decided to add three more, reduce the price 35% to $250, and double the value! The NEW $250... Read more
Only 1 of 4 payload slots left - BACK @ $320 TODAY!
Want to send something really personal into space (and BACK)? How about a wedding ring, a LEGO piece, your hair, skin cells, a DIY experiment, Cheese (like SpaceX... Read more
Why LASERs? [TECH]
Pretty simple...They are awesome and Death Star's need them!
However they are not just for fun. The long term (2 to 3 year) goal of this project is... Read more
Free Tesla Model 3 test rides TODAY 10 am to 1:30 pm and May the 4th Party
See Update #21 for details.
Steps to get a Tesla ride:
- Text "Star Wars Uber from INSERT ADDRESS" to Blaze at 1-510-513-9110
- I will reply with GPS tracking... Read more
School Vote Follow Up
In Kickstarter update #3 we announced the FREE Death Star for your schoolprogram. Today I wanted to give an update on the voting. Currently we have schools... Read more
Free Tesla Model 3 test rides / drives with Autopilot May 1 from 10 am to 4 pm
Hello World / San Francisco,
Why call an Uber when you could get picked up in a shiny red Tesla tomorrow?
Just wear ANYTHING Star Wars related (or back Kickstarter... Read more
The Final Countdown!
The campaign ends this May the 4th weekend! We have three slightly crazy plans in the work, but your word of mouth support at the Star Wars... Read more
Another way to support Death Star in Space
After going through our Open Source Kickstarter Reward Analysis Google Sheet (which you can use for your own Kickstarter). I found that 50% of the funding has come... Read more
Update 17.1: The Press 💖's Death Star in Space
Our official Press Release can be found at the following link. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/operational-death-star-headed-to-space-this-christmas-300826504.html
If you are in the press and interested in an exclusive interview let us know.
73,... Read more
FREE $9 Name in Space reward with Kickstarter website like! I know...
Like / heart this update on the Kickstarter website and get a FREE Digital Name in Space reward ($9 value). Pretty simple right? Also remember to grab your... Read more
Update 16: Flight Hardware Purchased
Even tho we still have 10 days left in the campaign I have decided to purchase the last flight hardware with my own capital. I have faith that... Read more
Update 15: NASA Requirements? [TECH]
WE HAVE NO NASA REQUIREMENTS :) This is a 100% commercial project. United Frontiers is launching near Florida but they don't need NASA launch pads, since they launch... Read more
Update 14: 67% funded!! Can we reach the stretch goals?
$18,420 sends us on a suborbital flight to 110 km, but if we meet our stretch goals we can do even more! I set the Kickstarter goal at... Read more
Update 13: Why Ahsoka Tona Is the Best Star Wars Character!
Two words! Grey Jedi
The Jedi Order in the prequel movies (The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith) doesn't let its members have... Read more
Update 12: LEGO & Technical Q&A Live Stream April 21 @ 1 pm PT
You can start asking questions on Twitter using the hashtag #AskDSiS or join the Facebook live chat by following or adding me at www.facebook.com/blaze.sanders
Blaze Sanders... Read more
Update 11: Mark Hamill Tweet & Partnerships That Made This Possible
Sooo Mark Hamill liked our Kickstarter tweet... Everyone reading this PLEASE like or retweet our reply to grab his teams attention. https://twitter.com/DeathStarSpace/status/1119437084983320577
I would also like to take... Read more
Update 10: Stress Analysis [TECH] - Will the Death Star explode under 5.5G load?
Have you ever wondered how a payload is designed to survive the stress of a launch? That’s where stress analysis comes in. During our launch, the payload will... Read more
Update 9: 56% Funded!!! FAQ & Why I Started This Project...
We are now 7 days into the campaign and are 56% funded!!! Thank you so much for the support. I wanted to answer the three most Frequently Asked... Read more
Update 8: Space Thoughts
We would like to know what you MUST and/or NEED to send to space! See one question Twitter poll link below (comment here if Twitter is not your... Read more
Update 7: Supercapacitor: How Do They Work [TECH]
The idea behind capacitors is pretty simple. Take two metal plates, put them close together, and then roll them up to make them easier to use. Supercapacitors just... Read more
Update 6: Send Your Code to Space?
I'm really passionate about #STEMeducation!Every since 2010 I have been working on ways to make STEM fun, and showcase how it can bring extremely rural and urban... Read more
Update 5: RECOMMEND-A-FRIEND!!!
3 days in and 10.6% funded. That is a little bit behind schedule, so I personally need your help! Lets get to space as a community of artists,... Read more
Update 4: Space Tolerant Open Source Space Hardware [TECH]
Making space hardware open source comes with many challenges and benefits as outlined by my old friends at DIY Space Exploration and Mach 30. Making sure not to... Read more
Update 3: Free Death Star for Your School? [STAR WARS IX TITLE SPOILER WARNING!!!]
I feel so grateful for the support we've received thus far. From all of us here at DSiS, THANK YOU!!!
I have always been really passionate about ... Read more
Update 2: Use of Funds?
WOW!!! 8.8% backed in < 24 hours! Earthlings in the Sol System are amazing! Please check out Update #1 for details on how to get your personalized Digital Mission... Read more
Update 1: Digital Mission Badges!
Death Star in Space Kickstarter is officially live at 32 minutes past the hour!
Get your personalized Digital Mission Badge in the DropBox link below!
Star Wars... Read more