First Steps

  1. Contact a Space for All Representative

    If you are interested in booking a flight, first Contact a Space for All Representative with your idea for a near-space stunt. Within one business day, a student engineer will be in touch with you regarding your idea and will help answer all of your questions.

  2. Receive a Quote

    Once a common vision is established for the near-space project, the Space for All team will run a feasibility study and provide a launch cost estimate. This is a non-committal quote, and the price we give will only change if the mission parameters change after construction begins.

  3. Mail it to Us

    If the Space For All team thinks they can launch your object into space, they'll ask you to mail it to their headquarters. If possible, we will ask for extra objects for endurance testing.

  4. Near-Spacecraft Design

    Following a deposit payment (generally $500-$1,500 depending on complexity), the Space for All team will design and assemble a near-spacecraft to capture your object against the backdrop of space.

  5. Design Proofs

    We will provide sample photographs of your object photographed from the payload we have designed. From there, you will be able to approve camera angles, distances, and general aesthetics of your near-space artwork.

Launch Execution

  1. Launch Window Selection

    The Space for All team selects a launch window (usually around one week) in which they will attempt to launch your object to the edge of space. Launch windows are subject to change based on weather.

  2. Launch Site Selection

    Space for All crews select a launch site based upon predicted wind paths, cell coverage, and geographical features. If you are local to the area or are willing to travel (central IL), you are more than welcome to join us for your launch. Otherwise, we will do our best to capture the event in video and photographs.

  3. Launch!

    Student launch crews depart for the selected launch site and prepare the constructed near-craft for launch. If the payload is designed such that FAA approval is required, then we inform the FAA of the launch site and time. When conditions are appropriate, the payload and weather balloon are launched into the stratosphere.

  4. Pursuit

    Using real-time tracking equipment, crews pursue the near-spacecraft over tens to hundreds of miles of land. After a few hours, the ascension balloon bursts, deploying a parachute and safely drifting back down to earth.

  5. Recovery

    Once the landing site has been confirmed, crews arrive on site to make a recovery of the footage and images. If the landing site is on private property, we work with the land owners to make a safe and non-intrusive recovery.


  1. Proofs and Licensing

    After recovery, the final footage and images are proofed and sent to you as verification. If the flight was successful, we sell you the flight images for a licensing fee, which gives you unlimited use rights to the materials. If the flight fails, we will attempt on a second date.

  2. Production

    For an additional price, you can choose to have media students associated with Space for All to produce a final video for you.

Total Cost:

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