My name is Anthony David Adams and I intend to trade One Toy Spaceship for a ride into space. I started with my toy spaceship on January 1st, 2011 and I am making a series of trades for bigger or better space-related things. Additionally, I will also be giving away 17,000 space exploration curriculum kits so students can shoot HD Video of near space. My current item up for trade is One Zero G Space Flight. Do you want to experience weightlessness? Make me an offer at anthony@onetoyspaceship.com or call/text me at (917)284-8232. I am based in New York City, but you can trade from anywhere in the galaxy.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

TRADE #6: Send Something To The Space Station!


Yes, you read the headline correctly. I just traded the Zero G Parabolic Flight to Jeff Manber of NanoRacks LLC for transport of an object to the space station! This has been a process that has taken me over a year to finally make happen, but it is well worth it. The story is amazing... so, here is goes.

As with everything on this project, I've tried to make the coolest move possible in every situation. Just thinking to myself, what would make the documentary of my life that much more interesting. Last spring I saw the work of a famous graffiti artist and thought "I have to trade with him."

I reached out and was super surprised that he responded to my e-mail, but unfortunately he wasn't interested in the Zero G Flight. But he said if I coud get his artwork into space, he would trade me something incredible (can't disclose who he is, or what the trade might be just yet).

I knew I had to get his work into orbit and figured if I could find a satellite launch company, this could help me -- maybe the CEO would want to take a Zero G Flight in exchange for slapping some art on the side of a satellite? Problem was, I didn't even know where to begin to look.

I jokingly told my friend Adrian Winn, founder of FanGarden.com, "I need a space satellite launch company." To which he replied "I don't know anyone with a launch company." I told him "just find me one!"

The next day I get a phone call and he says "ah, dude, I'm at this bar downtown and there is a guy here who says he can get you a satellite launch company."

Adrian ends up connecting me to this guy he randomly met who works with Near Earth, LLC - a company that invests exclusively in outer space projects. The Universe is a magical place.

I get on the phone with Ian Fichtenbaum from Near Earth and he says to me, "Satellite launch companies are hard to work with, they have lots of security, and are very conservative. But what if I do you one better?", "um, ok". "What if I get you access to The International Space Station?" "Ah.. that would be amazing." "Great, I've already spoken with Jeff Manber, CEO of NanoRacks, LLC and he loves the project and wants to help. His company is the only company in the world under contract to put payloads on the NASA Manifest to the ISS."

Of course, the ISS is actually the coolest satellite in the sky!

Amazing. I talked to Jeff Manber, who it turns out is an OG. Orbital Gangster that is. At one point Jeff's was part of a company that controlled the MIR Space Station. His current company focuses on sending educational projects to the International Space Station.

So, up for trade is transportation of something* to the International Space Station. (*pending NASA approval -- this means, you have to work with NASA to make sure what you are sending is allowed.)

So far the specs I am told are that it needs to fit inside a 4" cube. It also should have some sort of educational tie in as that tends to make NASA happy. But this is pretty awesome. I actually now am getting SOMETHING into outer space and onto the ISS!

Watch a Tour of the ISS for some inspiration on what you'd want to trade;)

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Race For Space!

We got the most votes (32,077) now just waiting on the judges!
I walked into my office a few weeks ago and laying on my desk was a 2 page ad spread for the Metro New York : Race For Space in which they would be sending someone on a suborbital ride in 2014. Turns out it didn't appear via worm hole, rather Mike Brancatelli from CitizenNY left it for me and thought I would be interested -- I was and I entered within minutes. The contest called for submitting an application and then driving votes to your entry. A panel of judges would then select finalists from each of the countries where Metro has a prescence, and then again select one overall winner.





We rallied, and ended up with 32,077 votes 239 comments and over 1k facebook likes! We took first place in terms of votes, so now it is up to the judges to determine what happens next.

The contest prize package includes the following:

  • Spaceflight from the SXC Space Mission in Curacao
    • Return flight to Curacao
    • Three nights in a five-star hotel
  • Two training missions in Holland
    • Return air ticket to the Netherlands, plus hotel accommodation
    • Mission-tactics training course
    • Desdemona Simulator: the first simulator that both offers a full range of motion and is capable of generating all G-forces up to 3.3G.
    • L-39 Albatross Jet: get used to flying in a high-performance aircraft, wearing a helmet – and even pulling some Gs!
  • Optional Mission Reporting to Metro Readers on 4 Continents

Close to 10,000 people entered from all over the world, so now we will just wait and see who they select! The April 12th edition of METRO NEW YORK will have the local finalists and it's supposed to be a "space issue"!

You can see my contest entry here: http://metroinspace.com/us/view/cnus/Riding_a_Toy_Spaceship_into_Orbit

Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen and get us this far!


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

And the Winner Is...

Cover from Life Magazine, now in my bedroom...
There has been so much amazingness cooking up behind the scenes as I finalize the details of the next trade, but I can't announce it quite yet AND I've got some cool space stuff to post to the site soon as well, including some video footage of me with astronauts.  But before all of that, I want to announce who has won the NOOK and NOOKA Watch!

I selected a panel of experts from various fields and they helped me determine who should win the NOOK. As for the NOOKA Watch, I choose someone who tweeted the link to the site out.

Meet the selection committee:
Sarah Marr (@scidoll) does science & tech 'stuff' to make the world better. She'll be up in space at some point, too. scidoll.com 
Doug Akin (@duggerworld adventurer and former co-owner of Mr.Youth and social media kingpin.  
Michael Vassar sometimes does what he should, as far as he can tell, even without being told to.  So far this seems to consistently work out well for him. He is also known for running the Singularity Institute.
Kym Nicholas is a 2x emmy nominated reporter at Forbes and a regular contributor on Fox News Channel, Bay Area's NBC 11 and KRON 4.

Drumroll...

The Winner of the Nook is Craig Stover! 
"I want to go to outer space because it was always my dream since I was a kid, and I can be the first disabled veteran in space, showing others to not give up on their dreams no matter what life throws at you and I am willing to trade my 19 year old daughter since I apparently have nothing more to teach her since she apparently knows everything now."
The Winner of the Nooka Watch is Cindy Hickman!
"I want to go to outer space because this place is too crowded and I am willing to trade my Starskey and Hutch dolls!"

Congrats to you both!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Win a Nook from Outer Space!




I was live on CNET's The 404 Video Podcast  talking about One Toy Spaceship, and thought it would be fun to do a little giveaway from the site. Up for grabs is a Nook (that you can load up with all sorts of space related books, like The Right Stuff) and a really dope watch from Nooka (who is helping us design the Students In Space Kits!).
Ok, so the Nook isn't really from outer space, but if you're planning a trip to the ISS, it will save you a ton in baggage charges.

The contest is simple.
1) Like OneToySpaceship.com

2) Leave a comment on this blog post that answers this question: I want to go to outer space because________ and I am willing to trade ____________. 


BONUS! For a bonus entry you can also send out a tweet linking to the contest!

Our panel of trained space experts will pick a winner and send out the prizes!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Forbes.com Interviews One Toy Spaceship



Lot's of great press going on recently from Rainn Wilson tweeting about me to this latest video on Forbes.com They shot this when I was out in San Fransisco about 2 months ago while visiting NASA about the One Toy Spaceship Project!


Friday, March 25, 2011

TRADE #5: One Zero G Parabolic Flight!


Things are getting pretty serious! With this trade, we are flirting with the edges of space. Imagine being able to experience weightlessness! Well.. thats exactly what this latest trade has brought us.

Matt Barrie, the CEO of Freelancer.com has just traded a Zero G Flight for the "Out Of This World Experience". Freelancer.com is the world's largest outsourcing marketplace. They allow for businesses to connect with freelancers all over the world, and outsource projects at a fraction of what they would cost to do in house.

The Zero G Flight is the closest thing you can get to weightlessness on Earth. You and a small group of other adventurers board a specially modified 747. The plane climbs to 30,000 feet, where it begins to make a series of parabolic dives. 15 dives in total with about 20-30 seconds of weightlessness per dive. You'll float around the cabin, chase down floating water drops and floating candy, and preform aerial stunts. Truly a one of a kind experience!

I wonder if you could outsource a space mission?

This is really a major milestone for the project, and I can feel that we are in the home stretch here.. Now who has got something amazing to trade?

Do you want to experience weightlessness on a Zero G Flight?
Trade with me!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Outer Space Themed Cars! [Slide Show]


I was daydreaming about what the next trade should / could be, and I think that we are ready for something big... like a car.

I'm applying a full court press to somone to trade space themed car for the Awesomeness Fest VIP Ticket, who aside from being featured on Oprah's Big Give,  being a best selling author and being a business celebrity, he is also the marketing guru behind a large car dealership. I contacted him, and he asked me what cars there were with space themed names.

So I went over to the Craigslist Automotive Forum and asked folks for some help in creating a list of cars that had outer-space themed makes / models. the response was awesome! The cars were really fun, so I decided to spin out this weekend and put together a slide show of the list we came up with.

You know who you are, if you're listening -- any of these cars will do.. OR if you've got one of these beauties in your garage, and would like to trade it for a VIP Out Of This World Experience to Hawaii, let me know!

Here are the cars included in the slide show:

Chevy NovaPlymouth SatelliteMercury CometSaturn AnythingMormon MeteorChevrolet AstroVanPontiac SunbirdPlymouth VoyagerOldsmobile RocketPlymouth SundanceFord ExplorerNissan PulsarDodge AriesFord ProbeJeep EagleMitsubishi EclipseDodge ChallangerRange Rover DiscoveryDodge StratusHonda OdysseyChevy EquinoxFord TaurusMercury AnythingOldsmobile OmegaFord FuturaMazda CosmosFord GalaxiePontiac Star ChiefFord StarlinerChevy VegaFord SunlinerBuick Apollo

Oh, and if I missed any cars, be sure to let me know in the comments.