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Fuel the Space Flight Team's Rocket Launch to Space

$4,905
109%
Raised toward our $4,500 Goal
30 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on January 01, at 01:00 AM EST
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ONE DAY LEFT!

December 31, 2015

Today is the last day for the crowdfunding campaign. So far we have raised $4,905 and have surpassed our goal! However, every extra dollar counts. Let's see if we can end 2015 with a bang! 

Thank you to all who have given. It is you who have helped make our dream a reality! We are now one step closer to our sub-orbital flight. Thank you and have a Happy New Year!

10 Days Left

December 22, 2015

Thank you for helping our team in the final stretch.

 

We are less than 10 days away from the end of our campaign and still need the last 14% to reach our goal. 

 

Please help our team reach our goal and start 2016 ready for action. 

 

Thank you. 

30% Left to go!

December 16, 2015

Over 70% of our goal has been reached! Thank you for all of your support!

The money raised for this campaign is going directly toward the development of SpaceShot1, Embry-Riddle's first space capable rocket. To be successful, we need to not only pay for the cost of chemicals ($4,500) in the largest student-made motor, but we also want to performs a test of a full-scale motor. A solid rocket motor test has never been done on this scale by amateurs.

Why is testing important? Well, just like with professional rockets we need the experience in the manufacturing of these large scale rocket components. Once everything is constructed, a full-scale motor test allows our team to monitor and validate various motor parameters such as thrust, pressure, and the temperature on the motor. And while testing a motor this size is expensive, it is part of our vision to not only be the first, but to fly a rocket to space on our first try. Every sub-system (electronics, payload, propulsion, etc.) will be built and tested before our first space flight so that we can be confident in our team's ability to succeed the first flight. We aren't afraid of taking longer to reach our goal, our number one priority is the safety of our team. And we promise that you will never see a project from our team that is less than our best. 

Our team is so happy to have your support. Every dollar helps us reach our goal of giving students at the greatest aviation and aerospace university the equipment and resources they need to send a rocket to space.

Please don't hesitate to contact us directly at EagleSpaceFlightTeam@gmail.com or our Founder / Project Manager, Bryce Chanes, at ChanesB@erau.edu

We look forward to hearing from you. 

 

Update One:

November 21, 2015

Update One:

 

We've hit $1,500! Thank you so much for your support!!!

 

We are currently constructing our 1/3 scale test vehicle right now! It is going to test our new electronics package, verify our aerodynamic and structural simulations, and break another all time speed and altitude record for our school. Things are looking really good for a flight early next year as we are currently independently testing and verifying all of our subsystems. 

 

One of the last subsystems to test is our motor. This motor will produce over 500 pounds of thrust for over 5 seconds! This will be the largest motor we have ever made, and the largest motor of its kind to be tested at our school. Making and testing this motor would not be possible without your support. So thank you again! 

 

As with every crowdfunding venture, we rely on you, our community, to share our message. If you believe in students getting hands-on experience and learning outside the classroom, then please share our story with your friends and family. We are a large team of over 60 enthusiastic students ready to make history as the first student team to fly a rocket to space!"

 

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$20

Tropo Club

Provides 2 pounds of rocket fuel.

$50

Strato Club

Provides 5 pounds of rocket fuel.

$100

Meso Club

Provides 10 pounds of rocket fuel.

$250

Thermo Club

Provides 25 pounds of rocket fuel.

$500

Exo Club

Provides 50 pounds of rocket fuel.