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An incredible movie about getting into space - our goal is to get young people excited about science by giving copies to schools!

GETTING OUR YOUTH EXCITED ABOUT SCIENCE

We're about to release an incredible film about the people, places and awesome machines that take men and women into space - with your help via Kickstarter, we will get copies into schools nationwide - and at certain Backer levels, we'll even come present the final film at your designated school! It's a noble effort that supports STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics education.

See more about SPACE SHUTTLE & THE NEW PIONEERS, featuring NASA and SpaceX, at www.spaceshuttlemovie.com

Onward & Upward!
The Space Shuttle & the New Pioneers Team

 

FAQ

  • You're Right, We Couldn't - the bulk of the funding has come from the film's producer, and much time and resources have been essentially 'donated' by people in the Hollywood establishment. NASA has not paid for any of it. The money we're raising now is to complete interviews with astronauts and other key people involved with the Space Shuttle program, and to get copies into the hands of educators and their students

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  • We started almost two years ago, with a lot of support from NASA people. We covered the final three Shuttle missions, the first two (not open to media except for us) launches of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets, and the latest SpaceX launch to the International Space Station

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  • The short answer is: We Asked ;-)
    The longer answer is that with a lot of persistence, and with everyone involved knowing that we were capturing historical events that would not happen again, and utilizing state-of-the-art 3D/HD technology, it was logical that someone should get all this recorded. That someone ended up being, Us

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    Digital Download in HD (2D) of the completed film - awesome to watch on your laptop or mobile device!

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    DVD copy in HD (2D) of the completed film - in time for the holidays! (for shipping outside of the continental US please add US$9)

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    Blu-ray Disc in 3D/2D of the completed film signed by the director, and a MISSION PATCH for the film! (for shipping outside of the continental US please add US$9)

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    We supply up to ten (10) copies of the DVD, along with instructions/guidelines/tools for educators, to your school! Versions of the educator information will be provided appropriate to grade school, middle school and high school levels, and a limited-edition "T-Minus" poster by RODNEY LOUGH JR. for the classroom! http://discovery.rodneyloughjr.com/ (for shipping outside of the continental US please add US$40)

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    9 backers Limited (491 left of 500)

    You get a Blu-ray copy signed to you personally by the director, a Rodney Lough Jr. poster, and Thanks in the actual credits of the movie! PLUS you get a very-limited-availability plush SHUTTLE BEAR (these are the last of the Shuttle Bears which were made to commemorate the closing of the Space Shuttle program by NASA employees)! www.facebook.com/shuttlebear (for shipping outside of the continental US please add US$40)

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    You get all of the $200 level items plus an invite to a special large-screen viewing (the film is for home & school showing, so these screenings will be rare). These will be held in various cities during early 2013 and you will be thanked as part of the event, both live and in the program!

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    You get all of the $450 level items and... Associate Producer Credit in the film! Plus you will be invited to accompany the Director to an upcoming private space launch!

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    You get all of the $1,000 items and... We will come to your child's school and do a complete showing and Q&A for a US-located class or auditorium up to 100 students!

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    1 backer Limited (8 left of 9)

    For this level, a limited number of backers will receive Executive Producer credit in the film, and a full-school showing of the film for up to 500 students. Copies via digital download or DVD will be given to all of the students and faculty members. You will be invited to attend a space launch and meet some of the amazing people involved - come be a part of Space History!

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    You will receive the benefits of the $5,000 Level, plus a very special mounted high-resolution print from the DISCOVERY SERIES by RODNEY LOUGH JR. signed by the artist. Printed on special Fuji CrystalPrint stock and large for your wall. You may select the image from the nine-photo series captured by Rodney during his photographing of the final pre-launch moments of the Shuttle Discovery. This piece of art may be delivered to you prior to the other items, so please ask when submitting. For shipping outside the continental US please add $150 shipping or contact us directly for exact charges.

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