Michael Baylor is creating Next Spaceflight
23

patrons

Hi,
I am Michael Baylor, a 19 year old college student studying Computer Science with a passion for spaceflight.

What I do.

I am currently developing the Next Spaceflight app and website which are making it easier than ever before to track the latest in spaceflight. The goal of the service is to get more people excited about space. The easier things are to follow – the more likely people are to get engaged.

Additionally, I am also a writer for NASASpaceflight.com. It is super awesome to get to write for one of the most popular spaceflight websites!

What your donations fund.

The Next Spaceflight website and app are 100% free and run no ads. Why? Because you should not have to pay to get excited about space. Also, ads are simply annoying. However, the service does require servers capable of serving tens of thousands of users and countless development hours.

Additionally, my goal is to cover more and more rocket launches in person. However, the travel involved in covering launches is not cheap.

Thank you for the support!

About the Next Spaceflight Android app and website:
Stay up to date with the latest in spaceflight. Next Spaceflight features all the key players including SpaceX, NASA, ROSCOSMOS, ULA, Blue Origin, and more.

Features:
- A schedule for upcoming rocket launches.
- A catalog with hundreds of past rocket launches.
- Live rocket launch tracking! Get live updates as the key events unfold.
- Latest news
- Upcoming events
- Reuse and core history for SpaceX missions
- Commercial and government launch vehicles from across the globe.
- Historical images of rockets and launch complexes.
- Detailed satellite maps of launch pads.
- Links to live streams of upcoming launches and videos of past launches.
- A description of each mission.
- Live International Space Station telemetry including a map with the current location.
- Notifications for upcoming launches (toggle in settings).
- Ad-free! Seriously, who wants ads?

iOS:
Development of the iOS app is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2018.

One-time payments:
If you would prefer to make a one-time payment, you can send a PayPal donation to [email protected] or simply cancel your Patreon subscription after making the first payment. If you chose to do PayPal instead of Patreon, please note that you will not get the Patreon rewards. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to sync them.
Tiers
Liftoff!
$2 or more per month
As a member of this tier, you will receive exclusive development news and a special rank on our Discord server.
Includes Discord rewards
Max-Q
$5 or more per month
Members of this tier will receive exclusive behind the scenes blog posts (with photos) about what it's like to attend launches as a member of the press (I am a reporter for NASASpaceflight.com). Please note that due to my schedule as a college student and the expenses involved with attending launches, I can only go to 4-5 a year. However, with your help I can increase that number!


You will also receive the perks from the Liftoff tier. 

Includes Discord rewards
MECO
$10 or more per month
All the perks from the previous tiers. Just here for those who want to go above and beyond.
Includes Discord rewards
SECO
$20 or more per month
All the perks from the previous tiers. Just here for those who want to go above and beyond.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
23 of 30 patrons
If we can reach 30 Patrons, the current sever bills will be fully covered.
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Hi,
I am Michael Baylor, a 19 year old college student studying Computer Science with a passion for spaceflight.

What I do.

I am currently developing the Next Spaceflight app and website which are making it easier than ever before to track the latest in spaceflight. The goal of the service is to get more people excited about space. The easier things are to follow – the more likely people are to get engaged.

Additionally, I am also a writer for NASASpaceflight.com. It is super awesome to get to write for one of the most popular spaceflight websites!

What your donations fund.

The Next Spaceflight website and app are 100% free and run no ads. Why? Because you should not have to pay to get excited about space. Also, ads are simply annoying. However, the service does require servers capable of serving tens of thousands of users and countless development hours.

Additionally, my goal is to cover more and more rocket launches in person. However, the travel involved in covering launches is not cheap.

Thank you for the support!

About the Next Spaceflight Android app and website:
Stay up to date with the latest in spaceflight. Next Spaceflight features all the key players including SpaceX, NASA, ROSCOSMOS, ULA, Blue Origin, and more.

Features:
- A schedule for upcoming rocket launches.
- A catalog with hundreds of past rocket launches.
- Live rocket launch tracking! Get live updates as the key events unfold.
- Latest news
- Upcoming events
- Reuse and core history for SpaceX missions
- Commercial and government launch vehicles from across the globe.
- Historical images of rockets and launch complexes.
- Detailed satellite maps of launch pads.
- Links to live streams of upcoming launches and videos of past launches.
- A description of each mission.
- Live International Space Station telemetry including a map with the current location.
- Notifications for upcoming launches (toggle in settings).
- Ad-free! Seriously, who wants ads?

iOS:
Development of the iOS app is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2018.

One-time payments:
If you would prefer to make a one-time payment, you can send a PayPal donation to [email protected] or simply cancel your Patreon subscription after making the first payment. If you chose to do PayPal instead of Patreon, please note that you will not get the Patreon rewards. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to sync them.

Recent posts by Michael Baylor

Tiers
Liftoff!
$2 or more per month
As a member of this tier, you will receive exclusive development news and a special rank on our Discord server.
Includes Discord rewards
Max-Q
$5 or more per month
Members of this tier will receive exclusive behind the scenes blog posts (with photos) about what it's like to attend launches as a member of the press (I am a reporter for NASASpaceflight.com). Please note that due to my schedule as a college student and the expenses involved with attending launches, I can only go to 4-5 a year. However, with your help I can increase that number!


You will also receive the perks from the Liftoff tier. 

Includes Discord rewards
MECO
$10 or more per month
All the perks from the previous tiers. Just here for those who want to go above and beyond.
Includes Discord rewards
SECO
$20 or more per month
All the perks from the previous tiers. Just here for those who want to go above and beyond.
Includes Discord rewards