Kyiv, November 1 – three young entrepreneurs have successfully launched their products on an
two-hour journey with a near space balloon to the stratosphere and back.
Katya Michalko and Nikita Vladykin, aged 17, and Eugene Shylo, aged 20, have created Nuka –
a notebook, that could be rewritten limitless times, and a pencil, that never runs out.The
founders were inspired by the everlasting space. From the very beginning of Nuka’s creation,
the team decided to bring the products closer to the source of their inspiration.
Nuka’s products are able to withstand extreme conditions – sub-zero temperatures, rain,
underwater etc. To ensure they can also survive the harsh space near-vacuum conditions and
below-freezing temperatures, pencils were tested on a real launch to the stratosphere.
‘We believe our stationery is perfect for the space usage. 10 pencils reached the dizzy height of
100 000 ft and descended to Earth. Everything has stood it flawlessly’.
Nuka very own space mission above the surface of the Earth lasted for 2 hours. Fluctuations in
temperature between the Earth and flying peak was about 70 degrees.
The system ascended into space at a speed of approximately 20 ft per second, and returned to
Earth at a speed of 36 ft per second. A set had tracking devices attached to balloon so its
position could be monitored by computer all along 30-miles trajectory.
SYNCHRONIZE TO-DO LIST
SCAN YOUR NOTES AND DIGITALIZED THEM
UNLIMITED NUMBER OF DIGITAL NOTEBOOKS
KEEP YOUR INFORMATION PROTECTED