The Aqua Dragons are back from Space, and they are the world's only out-of-this-world pets!
On 18 March 2017 we finalized our first Kickstarter reward based crowdfunding campaign. The creators of Aqua Dragons would like to thank backers and supporters for embarking on their out-of-this-world opportunity. With your support, on the 17th April 2017, we have flown 2 kilos of Aqua Dragons eggs (that’s 13.8 million Aqua Dragons eggs) on an unmanned mission surpassing Earth’s stratosphere into near Space! The whole space flight was filmed with 360º video, and you will be able to follow the video of your very own Aqua Dragons via our app or online. The eggs were recouped safely and we are now producing the Aqua Dragons “Live Astro Pets” range!
Setting up and Take off of Mission Alpha
How does the space flight work?
A large 4m wide meteorological balloon that has special GPS and AV technology and the payload of the Aqua Dragons eggs attached to it was launched from Aragon with Air Traffic Control permission and mission name; in this case, Aqua Dragons Mission Alpha. Weeeee! The balloon contains helium and, over the span of about 2 hours, it floated all the way up to Space, while space engineers track it from ground control.
The balloon is specially designed so that when it reaches space (commonly recognized as 30 Km from the Earth’s surface, which is three times as high up as planes fly), it will burst. The helium in the balloon expanded to cause the balloon to burst. Our flight reached 32.5km high before the balloon burst and you can see the amazing footage from the space cam video!
The payload then enters into a freefall, which as soon as it the atmosphere permits, activates its parachute to bring it gently brought it back down to Earth, where the recovery team tracking the payload were watching and waiting to pick it up. The launch location and weather had to be carefully considered in order to predict that the payload doesn’t come down in the sea, over a city or in a place where it could cause a danger for air traffic. Now recuperated, the eggs are on the way back to our facility, to mix them with the other ingredients that make up the eggs formula, and then pack your very own out of this world pets!
Introducing the Aqua Dragons Live Astro Pets range!
What are we doing with the money raised in the crowd-funding campaign?
We are looking to raise $53,113 so we can cover the cost of the below concepts:
- Mission Alpha Space flight
- Taxes Production
- Molds for production
- Crowdfunding commission
- March - Crowdfunding campaign ended
- April - Fly me to the Moon…, oops into space. To Infinity and beyond!
- May - Production of the products with eggs that have travelled to space and back inside.
- June - Shipping of the products from the factory to the destination countries
- By July, every supporter will have their Live Astro Pets back from Space and ready to hatch!
WANT TO PRE-ORDER YOUR LIMITED EDITION AQUA DRAGONS IN SPACE?
Click the product name, add to cart and process your order to be the first in the world to have pets that have been sent into space!
For more info about Aqua Dragons and the space project, check in here on our website, where we will give updates or on our social media too!
Media coverage of the Kickstarter campaign includes
Erin Byrne and George Hill
Erin Keuter Laughlin
Anna Mann Koll
Jarrett Mc Gill