Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
The world's first 3D-printed, rocket-powered aircraft will lift off from Spaceport America, New Mexico, as soon as we have FAA approval
The world's first 3D-printed, rocket-powered aircraft will lift off from Spaceport America, New Mexico, as soon as we have FAA approval
653 backers pledged £30,725 to help bring this project to life.
Last updated
Balloon launch of the Vulture 2 rocket-powered spaceplane project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Balloon launch of the Vulture 2 rocket-powered spaceplane

£30,725

653

 

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge £5 or more About US$ 7

    Show your support by chipping in a fiver. All backers will appear on an illustrious roll of honour on The Register.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    55 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge £10 or more About US$ 14

    Half a dozen LOHAN logo stickers, expertly hewn from the living paper. Mix of US/European logo versions.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    69 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge £20 or more About US$ 27

    Cough twenty quid and receive a custom LOHAN US version logo mug, brought to you by the wonder of dye sublimation.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    37 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge £20 or more About US$ 27

    A European version LOHAN logo mug.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    175 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge £30 or more About US$ 41

    A limited-edition screenprinted, 100% cotton LOHAN t-shirt, lovingly crafted exclusively for our backers. Your choice of US or European logo versions. Available in all sizes.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    60 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge £30 or more About US$ 41

    Exclusive Special Projects Bureau t-shirt featuring the motto "Tugurium Terminum Nescit" ("The Shed Knows No Bounds")

    Screenprinted onto a 100 per cent cotton white American Apparel T, and available in all sizes from XS to XXXL.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    23 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge £50 or more About US$ 67

    Our magnificent embroidered 10cm LOHAN mission patch. The US version, for our American cousins. Get 'em while you can, because once they're gone they're gone.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    5 backers
    Limited (55 left of 60)
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge £50 or more About US$ 67

    The embroidered Eurocentric LOHAN mission patch. The same as the US version, but with the Old World shining forth.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    6 backers
    Limited (54 left of 60)
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge £50 or more About US$ 67

    The t-shirt/mug combo. You choice of European or US logos. 100 per cent cotton t-shirt available in all sizes. A quality package.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    25 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge £70 or more About US$ 94

    By popular demand, an engraved beer tankard/t-shirt combo. Tankard with European LOHAN logo, t-shirt with your choice of US/European logo, and available in all sizes.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    38 backers
    Limited (12 left of 50)
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge £75 or more About US$ 101

    Your choice of European/US mission patch as flown to the stratosphere by our chums at Edge Research Lab, who are going to send batch up on a balloon flight. Complete with photo and letter of authenticity.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    5 backers
    Limited (5 left of 10)
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge £100 or more About US$ 134

    Deluxe LOHAN merchandising package, including stickers, mug and t-shirt. Your choice of European/US logo versions.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    11 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge £100 or more About US$ 134

    Embroidered mission patch duo - both the European and US patches in the same envelope.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    Limited (47 left of 50)
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge £120 or more About US$ 161

    Exclusive opportunity meet the LOHAN team's Lester Haines and Paul Shackleton in London, where you'll also be able to cast your eyes over the Vulture 2 spaceplane and shake hands with our plucky Playmonaut.

    You get yourself to The Register's London office (date and time tba), and we'll present you with an engraved LOHAN glass pint tankard and refreshments.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    6 backers
    Limited (19 left of 25)
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge £200 or more About US$ 267

    Have a guess - twice the above £100 reward, should your significant other also require quality spaceplane merchandise. Your choice of European/US logo versions.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  16. Select this reward

    Pledge £1,000 or more About US$ 1,334

    Corporate opportunity: Your logo on all LOHAN video credits and at the foot of all LOHAN stories on The Register, along with our existing illustrious supporters. If you're a generous individual, we'll put your name and the photo of your choice in there - even if it's your cat playing the piano.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    4 backers
    Limited (1 left of 5)
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  17. Select this reward

    Pledge £1,500 or more About US$ 2,001

    Experience the LOHAN preparations and launch in person. Price includes collection from El Paso or Las Cruces, three nights' accommodation, food and drink, and a light aircraft flight to view the launch, courtesy of Edge Research Lab.

    Contact us for details.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    Limited (2 left of 2)
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  18. Reward no longer available

    Pledge £40 or more About US$ 54

    A pint glass tankard with engraved LOHAN logo. A quality receptacle for your tipple of choice. European logo only.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available
    100 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  19. Reward no longer available

    Pledge £5,000 or more About US$ 6,668

    As our main launch sponsor, you'll have all of the above and your name in lights, Contact us for details.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Reward no longer available
    1 backer
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)

Line icon alert icon Artboard Copy 8 arrow-down icon arrow-down arrow-left icon arrow-left arrow-point-left icon Fill 1 Copy 5 arrow-point-right icon Fill 1 arrow-right icon arrow-right arrow-up-right icon icon--arrow-up-right copy bar-chart icon Artboard Copy 6 bell icon Combined Shape Copy 5 book icon Artboard Copy 3 bookmark icon Fill 1 brand-assets icon Artboard Copy 13 cart icon Artboard Copy 4 chat icon chat check icon Fill 1 Copy 6 circle-back icon Fill 1 Copy 13 circle-forward icon Fill 1 Copy 16 circle-k icon circle-k circle-left icon circle-left circle-right icon circle-right clipboard icon Artboard Copy 12 clock icon Combined Shape close icon close closed-caption icon Fill 1 compass icon Combined Shape Copy 2 conversion icon conversion delta-down icon Fill 1 delta-left icon delta-right icon Fill 1 delta-up icon Fill 1 duplicate icon duplicate embed icon Combined Shape Copy 6 eye icon Combined Shape Copy 12 facebook-contained icon Facebook Contained facebook icon Facebook logo flag icon Fill 1 Copy 3 gear icon Fill 1 Copy 14 global-africa icon Fill 1 Copy 9 global-america icon Fill 1 Copy 10 global-asia icon Fill 1 Copy 17 graph-bar icon Combined Shape Copy 9 graph-line icon Combined Shape Copy 16 heart icon Fill 1 Copy 8 help icon human icon icon--human icon--alarm icon icon--alarm icon--alert icon icon--alert icon--arrow-down icon icon--arrow-down icon--arrow-left icon icon--arrow-left icon--arrow-right icon icon--arrow-right icon--arrow-up-right icon icon--arrow-up-right icon--arrow-up icon icon--arrow-up icon--backer-badge icon icon--backer-badge icon--bell icon icon--bell icon--bolt icon icon--bolt icon--bookmark-outline icon icon--bookmark-outline icon--bookmark icon icon--bookmark icon--calculator icon icon--calculator icon--calendar-check icon icon--calendar-check icon--calendar icon icon--calendar icon--campaign-outline icon icon--campaign-outline icon--check icon icon--check icon--chevron-down icon icon--chevron-down icon--chevron-left icon icon--chevron-left icon--chevron-right icon icon--chevron-right icon--chevron-up icon icon--chevron-up icon--circle-around icon icon--circle-around icon--circle-back icon icon--circle-back icon--circle-forward icon icon--circle-forward icon--circle-loader icon Page 1 icon--circle icon icon--clipboard icon icon--clipboard icon--clock icon icon--clock icon--closed-caption icon icon--closed-caption icon--code icon icon--code icon--collapse icon icon--collapse icon--commissions icon icon--commissions icon--compass icon icon--compass icon--confirmation icon icon--confirmation icon--conversion icon icon-conversion icon--cpu icon icon--curve-right icon icon--curve-right icon--cross icon icon--cross icon--delta-down icon icon--delta-down icon--delta-left icon icon--delta-left icon--delta-right icon icon--delta-right icon--delta-up icon icon--delta-up icon--download icon icon--download icon--ellipsis icon icon--expand icon icon--expand icon--external icon icon--external icon--eye icon icon--eye icon--facebook icon icon--facebook icon--filter icon icon--filter icon--flag icon icon--flag icon--frown-filled icon icon--frown icon icon--gear icon icon--gear icon--globe-africa icon icon--globe-africa icon--globe-america icon icon--globe-america icon--globe-asia icon icon--globe-asia icon--graph-bar icon icon--graph-bar icon--graph-line icon icon--graph-line icon--happy-filled icon icon--happy icon icon--heart-outline icon icon--heart outline icon--heart-thin-outline icon Fill 1 icon--heart icon icon--heart icon--home icon icon--home icon--home-with-door icon icon--human icon icon--human icon--humans icon icon--humans icon--image icon icon--image icon--inbox icon icon--inbox icon--info icon icon--info icon--instagram icon icon/instagram icon--lightbulb icon icon--lightbulb icon--link icon icon--link icon--lock-black-bg icon lock-icon icon--lock icon icon--lock icon--mail icon icon--mail icon--meh-filled icon icon--meh icon icon--menu icon icon--menu icon--message icon icon--message icon--mobile icon icon--mobile icon--overflow icon icon--overflow icon--pause icon icon--pause icon--pencil icon icon--pencil icon--pin icon icon--pin icon--pinterest icon icon--pinterest icon--play icon icon--play icon--plus-human icon icon--plus-human icon--plus icon icon--plus icon--prohibit icon icon--prohibit icon--project-budget icon icon--pull-quote icon icon--pull-quote icon--question-filled icon icon--question-filled icon--question icon icon--question icon--reorder icon icon-reorder icon--reply icon icon--reply icon--save icon icon--save icon--saved icon icon--saved icon--search icon icon--search icon--section-break icon icon--section-break icon--small-k icon icon--sound-hi icon icon--sound-hi icon--sound-lo icon icon--sound-lo icon--sound-mute icon icon--sound-mute icon--star-outline icon Star Outline icon--star icon icon--star icon--subtitles-captions icon icon--subtitles-captions icon--text-bold icon icon--text-bold icon--text-bullet icon icon--text-bullet icon--text-italic icon icon--text-italic icon--textalign-centered icon icon--textalign-centered icon--textalign-right icon icon--textalign-right icon--thumbs-down icon icon--thumbs-down icon--thumbs-up icon icon--thumbs-up icon--thumbsdown-outline icon icon--thumbsdown-outline icon--thumbsup-outline icon icon--thumbsup-outline icon--trash icon icon--trash icon--tumblr icon icon--tumblr icon--twitter icon icon--twitter icon--unlink icon Artboard icon--unlock icon icon--unlock icon--update-freeform-round icon icon--update-freeform-round icon--update-freeform icon icon--update-freeform icon--update-pinned icon Artboard icon--update-qa-round icon icon--update-qa-round icon--update-qa icon icon--update-qa icon--upload icon icon--upload icon--video icon icon--video icon--youtube icon icon--youtube icon-imagealign-center icon icon-imagealign-center icon-imagealign-left icon icon-imagealign-left icon-imagealign-right icon icon-imagealign-right info icon Combined Shape Copy instagram icon instagram copy kickstarter icon Artboard Copy 5 leaf icon leaf lightbulb icon icon--lightbulb link icon Combined Shape Copy 8 loading-spin icon lock icon Combined Shape Copy 4 mail icon Combined Shape map-pin icon Fill 1 menu icon Group message icon Fill 1 Copy 12 mobile icon Page 1 Copy 2 pause icon pause copy pencil icon Combined Shape Copy 3 pin icon Combined Shape Copy 11 pinterest icon pinterest play icon play copy plus-human icon icon--plus-human plus icon Fill 1 Copy 7 question icon Combined Shape Copy 14 search icon Fill 1 Copy 11 shapeshift icon share icon Fill 1 Copy slash icon solid-arrow icon solid-arrow sound-hi icon Combined Shape sound-lo icon Combined Shape sound-mute icon Combined Shape star icon Fill 1 Copy 2 stopwatch icon Group 2 thumbs-up icon Shape tools icon Shape trash icon Combined Shape tumblr icon tumblr copy twitter icon twitter copy user icon Artboard Copy 10 volume-up icon Artboard Copy 9 warning icon Combined Shape Copy 10 write icon Artboard Copy 11 x icon Fill 1 Copy 4 youtube icon Combined Shape