Every NASA or Roscosmos space mission gets a commemorative mission patch. For $10, you'll receive a 3" full color embroidered Sampling Space mission patch designed by Jennifer Stolzer of St. Louis. You'll also get regular email updates on the progress of our team and the work we're sponsoring. This exclusive design will only be issued to our backers and the team. Why not pledge multiple times for your friends and family members?
Are you a "been there, got the t-shirt" kind of person? Or do you just like sporting menacing robots on your clothes? At this level, you'll also receive a handsome Orbital Tour 2011 honorary crew t-shirt. Based on Jennifer Stolzer's winning design, this t-shirt will only be offered to our volunteer crew and backers at the $25 level and up.
Always want to hold a space object in your hand? Unfortunately, our satellite will burn up on re-entry, but you and a friend can be one of the few people to hold the satellite before it goes up. In addition to the above rewards, you'll also get a photo of you and a friend with the satellite, gratefully signed by the Sampling Space team.
Like to feel like the party revolves around you? At this level, your name (and a link to your website if you like) will go onto the interactive portion of the Sampling Space website, where people around the world will be able to download our data and share the work they make with it with the world. We'll also invite you and three friends to our launch party, where we'll celebrate a successful launch and have musicians and artists (and yourself if you'd like) on hand to interact with our space data for the first time.
Always wanted to go into space, but aren't a boy band member with millions to burn? At this level, you get all of the above rewards PLUS your name (or a very brief message) will get incorporated into the satellite hardware. Your name will orbit the earth!