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Plucky Playmonaut parties as LOHAN hits Kickstarter goal

Bring on the wenches'n'mead, set course for New Mexico

It's with the traditional portentous drumroll and mighty fanfare of trumpets that we announce we've hit our Kickstarter target to take the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mission to Spaceport America.

Thanks very much to all our generous backers, and we're right on the case sorting the magnificent rewards which will soon be winging their way to all of you.

Naturally, we will allow ourselves the indulgence of a light celebration - in the spirit of Ad Astra Tabernamque ("To The Stars And The Pub") - and here's our plucky Playmonaut getting the party started last night with members of his fan club, as the tin-rattling total hit £30k:

Our Playmonaut celebrates with three members of his fan club

Rest assured, he's back in training this morning, albeit slightly the worse for wear.

So, we're in business, and we'll just remind those of you who haven't yet taken the opportunity to grab a quality Kickstarter reward that our t-shirts, mugs, stickers and tankards are exclusive offerings which will not be available in the future. You still have a tad over two days to flash the plastic before the campaign ends definitively.

If you have already snaffled some kit, then we'll raise a glass or two later to all of you who've helped us advance towards the LOHAN grand finale.®

More from the lovely LOHAN:

  • You can find full LOHAN coverage right here.
  • If you're new to LOHAN, seek out our mission summary for enlightenment.
  • There are photos our our magnificent Vulture 2 spaceplane here, and detailed structural plans here.
  • For your further viewing pleasure, we have all our photographic material stored on Flickr.
  • Our LOHAN and Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) videos live on YouTube.
  • We sometimes indulge in light consensual tweeting, as you can see here.

LOHAN - A Special Projects Bureau production in association with...

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  • University of Southampton logo
  • Applied Vacuum Engineering logo
  • Escher Technologies
  • Flashpoint Fireworks logo
  • HAB Supplies logo
  • Rock 7 logo
  • Random Engineering logo
  • Space Graphic Solutions logo
  • 3D Robotics logo
  • Edge Research Laboratory logo

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