Zachary Hoelscher

Zachary Hoelscher

Concord, North Carolina

Niall McKinnon, Alexander Eaton, Viswa Yakkala, Michael Horn, Robby Walter, and Marcus Ballard


Published on Oct 02, 2018


As I mentioned in the previous announcement, the payload did successfully reach space on September 17th. Unfortunately, the parachute on the rocket failed to deploy on descent, and the vehicle coll...

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Published on Sep 17, 2018

Ladies and gentlemen, we have liftoff!

Today a dream has come true. The payload was launched into space this morning from Spaceport America, New Mexico on an UP Aerospace rocket. This experiment ventured into the blackness of the void a...

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Published on Jul 26, 2018

Earlier Launch Date

I was recently informed that a DoD flight is causing the launch to be shifted to a slightly earlier date, which is good news. It is now scheduled for the 17th of September. I will continue to post ...

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Published on May 02, 2018


I am sorry to say that I have been informed that the launch has been rescheduled for the 19th of September. This has happened because NASA Ames (the primary payloader) needs more time to construct ...

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Published on Feb 20, 2018

Launch Date

UP Aerospace has informed me that the launch will be taking place on the second of May. I apologize to everyone for the delays in the launch, though it seems that this date is quite definite. It wa...

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Published on Aug 08, 2017

Launch date change

I am sorry to say that I have been told that the launch has had to be delayed until November 15 to accomodate other payloads that will be on the same launch as this one. Fingers crossed for Novembe...

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Published on Jun 03, 2017


The payload has been shipped, and the launch is currently scheduled for September 11, 2017. It will be launched by UP Aerospace in New Mexico. I'm definitely looking forward to a great flight ahead...

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Published on Jul 11, 2016

The Payload Enclosure is Finished!

The payload enclosure is finished. We are now waiting for the official notice of approval from our launch provider, and will then ship the payload to the space burial company we are buying payload ...

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Published on May 02, 2016


Today Celestis Memorial Spaceflights said that they would fly our payload in their spare space on the November UP Aerospace launch for $1000! I am very surprised but very happy that this has happen...

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