I looked at their ideas, and if the 10" actually functions as designed I think this project could actually succeed. Funding is the main problem with any private space ventures. NASA contractors had lots of money and lots of time to design, test, and build the systems we have seen in the past, and granted that much of what we now know about rockets and spaceflight was only possible because of NASA, they still have the upper-hand when it comes to being funded.
And that's a shame, because if design teams like this had only a fraction of the funding available to these larger corporations, since NASA doesn't
do all of their own building, we would have personal space travel by now. But that's just the way it is I suppose. These guys only have 5 days left
to raise a little over $12,000, and since they've only raised a little under 8k so far, I'm not so sure they can do it. I hope they can, but it just
isn't looking too great. Actually, I do not know how long it took them to raise the funds they have so far, so maybe they aren't as doomed as I am
making out, lol.
I've never heard of this Kickstarter program, but it seems that those who offer money are not "investors" but more like "donors"...If this is the
case, then they have done good to raise the money they have. I just don't see why they haven't sought out angel investors from the start, since
their business plan includes this step at a later date. That way they don't have to stop and start based on funding. Just put the whole thing off
until funding becomes available, and use that downtime to refine the designs, do more calculations, and polish everything on both the technical and
That's just my two cents, and I by no means think that I am 100% correct, so if you disagree with me, you may be right, lol. I know that there are
people out there with tons more experience than I have, so it stands to reason that they can correct my mistaken ideas, or expand on any of the ones I