Crowdfunding Launch Sequence Initiated! This week marked the launch of our 30-day crowdfunding fundraising campaign. Thank you to everyone who has already donated! During the next month we'll be sending out the Loop every single week and posting special updates about our project on our campaign page. You can visit our campaign homepage to find out more about crowdfunding or donate to our campaign. Scott Emigh, a director at Microsoft, will be matching every dollar donated to our campaign for the first $5,000 donated. This is an awesome opportunity to double the impact of your donation! This issue of the Loop will focus on the campaign launch and the major progress made in the past week towards our subsystems. A variety of tests were conducted for the levitation, braking, and controls systems and critical new parts were manufactured. Also this week, we welcomed two new sponsors to our team. If you missed any of our previous issues of The Loop, you can find them cataloged at http://www.hyperxite.com/theloop/.