Mojo (edge-of) Spaceman

Mojo (edge-of) Spaceman

This one neatly encompasses my passion for space engineering and treasure hunting!

Mojo Spaceman’s “edge-of-space” flight was an experiment with a “faster, cheaper, better” way to deploy and recover payloads from the stratosphere, in excess of 100,000 feet altitude.  It was also a lot of fun!  

We needed a video test subject for this flight, and were kindly provided with a “3d printed” candidate by Laser Lines of Banbury, Oxfordshire UK.  

Named after the machine on which he was “born”, Mojo Spaceman was filmed for 1.5 hours.He reached the blackness of space, suspended on a platform beneath a meteorological balloon.

The balloon burst at peak altitude was expected.  Our diminuitive spaceman’s leap into space at that point was not!  Some years later, Felix Baumgartner replicated Mojo Spaceman’s flight, we wonder if he was inspired by our story…

Of course, we immediately began a search for Mojo Spaceman, and in an amazing stroke of good fortune, he was discovered and returned to us.  The story of his discovery is reported here.

Watch Mojo Spaceman on his amazing journey!