To send monitoring and video equipment to the edge of space, collect and stream back data and images of the UK, Northern Europe, the atmosphere and space itself – for about the cost of a good pair of binoculars! (About £600).
We have a mission sponsor!
Select Biosciences. The mission is now called Select Biosciences 1
Mission objective – to attain a height of around 80,000’ (25km), though it is hoped that 125,000’ (38km) will be reached.
Launch is planned for the 8th of October (with a 4 week window for weather) and can be viewed live at Mission Control.
05/10/2011 Current predictions show us landing in the channel! Does not look good for our 1st launch attempt on the 8th
To show that a ‘space shot’ need not cost a fortune.
To show that someone in their house, garage or shed can make important contributions to science and invention .
To get people excited about science, astronomy, electronics and invention. To get the next generation interested on the path to an industry in which the UK is a world leader and that contributes £40bn to the UK economy.
To raise money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance - the charity is entirely dependent on donations. To keep its two air ambulances flying and to provide the advanced medical equipment they carry over £4m per year has to be raised.
To let people see that not having heaps of money shouldn’t prevent you from daring to dream