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Send your own Pocket Spacecraft on a Mission to the Moon!

A project in Bristol, United Kingdom by Pocket Spacecraft
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Help kickstart the personal space age by sending your own personalised spacecraft to the moon!
Backers: 414
Average Pledge Per Backer: £167

Funded: £69,079 of £290,000
Dates: Jun 27th -> Aug 26th (60 days)
Project By: Pocket Spacecraft
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Latest News

We're funded and on our way to the Moon!

August 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
The response to the Pocket Spacecraft project has been amazing with coverage in hundreds of television, radio, newspaper and online articles in dozens of countries around the world, and visitors from more than one hundred countries to the... (Read More)

Space Exploration: Micro and Macro

August 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Pocket Spacecraft Scout’s Thin-Film Spacecraft/Lander/Rover technology and our long term vision fascinate people around the world, so when we were asked by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) to participate in a radio interview to discuss... (Read More)

European Space Agency funded student opportunity to work on Pocket Mission Control app

July 26th - via: kickstarter.com
We’re very pleased to announce that our Pocket Mission Control app has been selected to take part in the European Space Agency (ESA) Summer of Code in Space (SOCIS) 2013 program. As a result, we’re looking for a student resident in an eligible... (Read More)

Low cost low impact mass exploration of space using Pocket Spacecraft

July 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
A 32m2 thin-film spacecraft communications relay dispensing 48cm2 (0.0048m2) thin-film spacecraft/lander/rovers to deploy a planetary seismology network. (Image: Josh Spradling) Many people have asked what is the vision driving the Pocket Spacecraft... (Read More)

Free British Interplanetary Society special membership for all backers!

July 14th - via: kickstarter.com
We are very pleased to announce that all backers of the Pocket Spacecraft: Mission to the Moon KickStarter project will be able to receive a special free three month membership of the British Interplanetary Society (BIS) if this KickStarter is... (Read More)

Pocket Spacecraft Kickstarter Allows People to Receive Personalized Information From a Small Lunar or Earth-Bound Craft To Their Smartphone (VIDEO)

July 6th - via: hngn.com
A new Kickstarter project is giving those who pay into it the ability to send a personalized spacecraft to the moon. By contributing to the Pocket Spacecraft project, people ensure the creators will send a small personalized spacecraft to the moon. (Read More)

Thanks very much!

July 5th - via: kickstarter.com
We’ve been snowed under by the messages of support and queries about the project over the last week so it has taken some time to post this first update, so sorry and thank you! We now have over a hundred citizen space explorers ready to boldly set... (Read More)

Pocket Spacecraft Creates Kickstarter Campaign for Small Disc Satellites

July 5th - via: satellitetoday.com
Startup company Pocket Spacecraft recently created a Kickstarter campaign to offer the public a chance to send small disc satellites into space. (Read More)

Pocket Spacecraft project blasts off on Kickstarter

July 4th - via: now.msn.com
Customizable paper discs to be shot into space en masse: Pocket Spacecraft wants to know if you're in. (Read More)

Pocket Spacecraft wants to send thousands of personalized satellites to the Moon

July 3rd - via: gizmag.com
Launching more than one satellite at a time is common practice these days, but what about packing thousands of satellites into a rocket and shooting them at the Moon? As part of a Kickstarter campaign, Pocket Spacecraft is offering the public the chance to send small disc satellites into space. These will then either flutter back to Earth from orbit or impact on the lunar surface. Based in Bristol, UK, Pocket Spacecraft plans to create thousands of tiny customized “Scout” satellites to be launched in a cubesat as a way of promoting low cost, mass space exploration. (Read More)

Kickstarter-funded lunar mission let's you customise a spacecraft (Wired UK)

July 2nd - via: wired.co.uk
A Kickstarter campaign is promising to democratise space exploration by giving members of the public the chance to design and launch their own spacecraft. (Read More)

Pocket Spacecraft launches crowdsourced lunar mission on Kickstarter (video)

July 1st - via: engadget.com
As space exploration becomes democratized, the entry price for such endeavors has fallen dramatically. One company taking advantage of this is Pocket Spacecraft, a Bristol-based enterprise that thinks it can send thousands of personalized probes to the heavens for a few hundred dollars apiece. (Read More)

'Pocket Spacecraft' Kickstarter gives backers control over a tiny space-bound flying machine

June 30th - via: theverge.com
Commercial space travel has become increasingly mainstream in the past decade, from "space tourism" flights to NASA's public-private partnerships with SpaceX and others. But the latest push isn't just to take space into the private sector — it's to get citizens involved in the process. Copenhagen Suborbitals and other grass-roots efforts are trying to essentially crowdfund space, raising tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to put small craft into orbit. And one of the latest, called Pocket Spacecraft, hopes to do so with a "personalized spacecraft" for each of its backers. (Read More)

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