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Back the Booster

Join us for one final Apollo mission as we seek to preserve a priceless piece of American history.

Back the Booster

Join us for one final Apollo mission as we seek to preserve a priceless piece of American history.

$20,008
pledged of $500,000pledged of $500,000 goal
242
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, November 14 2015 6:16 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 18, 2015
 

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    Level 1: Bolt

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    Level 2: Rivet

    Boost your Saturn V knowledge with a downloadable spec sheet - great for testing your friends' knowledge of this massive feat of Apollo engineering.

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    Level 3: You "Space Nut" you!

    Prepare for your very own voyage beyond the stars with your exclusive downloadable stomp rocket instructions.

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    Level 4: Fuel Line

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    Level 5: Y-Ring

    Do rockets have windows? If they did, they'd surely sport a "Back the Booster" vinyl cling. Lucky you!

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    Level 6: Fins

    Give your refrigerator some Saturn V bling with the "Back the Booster" official logo magnet. Just don't expect it to blast off into space.

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    Level 7: LOX Tank

    The Apollo missions were written in the stars. Write your own destiny with your "Back the Booster" collectors pen.

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    Level 8: Base Heat Shield

    Fancy up your lapel with an exclusive booster pin.

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    Level 9: Hold Down Posts

    Find a penny, pick it up. All day long you'll have good luck! You're sure to have good luck with your custom booster penny.

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    Level 10: Telemetry

    Show your booster pride with your "Back the Booster" lanyard.

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    Apollo 11 Level

    One small step for man couldn't have happened without first having a good meal. Dine in style with your "Back the Booster" thermal lunch cooler, which is technically a dinner cooler given that Neil Armstrong stepped on to the surface of the moon at 9:56 p.m. CST. Details, details...

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    Level 12: Slosh Baffle

    A slosh baffle prevents rocket fuel from becoming disorganized and getting all over the place. Keep your affairs in order with the "Back the Booster" laptop case.

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    Apollo 13 Level

    Houston won't have a problem with these rockets - blast off with a set of Rocket Kits - straw, pop, stomp and foam - and turn your backyard into the next NASA testing facility.

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    Level 14: Retrorocket Level

    Retired NASA astronaut Fred Haise, best known for the famed Apollo 13 mission that returned safely to earth after a fuel tank explosion aborted their mission to the moon, was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on October 4, 1977. Your $275 donation gets you an autographed picture of this American hero.

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    Level 15: Environmental Controls Level

    When the Apollo program ended, Haise went on to fly space shuttle approach and landing tests in 1977, piloting Space Shuttle Enterprise in free flight to three successful landings. Your $300 donation gets you a framed autographed photo of Fred Haise with the shuttle.

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    Level 16: Range Safety Level

    After the Apollo 13 mission, Haise remained in the astronaut rotation and served as backup commander for the Apollo 16 mission, which was crewed by Commander John Young, Lunar Module Pilot Charles Duke, and Command Module Pilot Ken Mattingly. Your $550 donation gets you a Fred Haise signed "Back the Booster" poster.

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    Level 17: Fluid Systems Level

    Apollo 13 was the seventh manned mission in the Apollo space program and the third intended to land on the moon. Two days after its launch on April 11, 1970, an explosion in one of the oxygen tanks crippled the Service Module, forcing the astronauts to abort the lunar landing and return to Earth in the Lunar Module. Your $1,000 donation gets you an authentic Fred Haise signed bobble head.

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    Lost Apollo 18 Level

    The Apollo program ended with the Apollo 17 mission, cancelling missions 18 and 19. Though we haven't returned to the moon since 1972, our quest for exploration and discovery continues to this day. Your $1500 donation gets you a personal thank you note from Fred Haise, with appreciation for your support.

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    Bring Home Apollo 19 Level

    Had the Apollo program not ended, Fred Haise would have returned to the moon on the Apollo 19 mission. Your generous support enables us to send the Saturn V on one last mission so we can preserve this priceless artifact for generations to come.

    Your $2,000 donation gets you an official "Back the Booster" gift pack including a personal thank you note signed by Fred Haise, signed Fred Haise bobble head, "Back the Booster" poster, Rocket kits, laptop briefcase, lunch cooler, lanyard, smashed booster penny, lapel pin, pen, magnet, vinyl cling, bumper sticker, Saturn V spec sheet, project updates, official "Back the Booster" thank you email, and certificate of team membership.

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    Level 20: Faring

    The start of many of the Apollo missions began not on a launch pad, but on the rivers of Mississippi. Some stages of the Saturn V were transported by barge from Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans to Stennis Space Center in Mississippi for testing. It was a major undertaking and an impressive sight to see. This Saturn V will take that same route on its way to its new home at INFINITY. Your $2,500 donation gives you exclusive access to see this move in progress, at a VIP Viewing Party as the Saturn V S-1C makes its way by barge up the Pearl River.

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    Level 21: Rocket Fuel

    The Apollo 13 mission was led by Commander Jim Lovell, Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise and Command Module Pilot Jack Swigert and took place April 11-17, 1970.

    Today, Haise and Lovell are the two surviving crew members from Apollo 13. Jack Swigert passed away in 1982 from cancer just eight days before being sworn in to Congress.

    With your $5,000 pledge you will receive a Saturn V Model Rocket signed by Fred Haise and Jim Lovell. You will also receive a limited edition "Bringing Home the Booster" yearbook chronicling the S 1C's journey from Michoud to INFINITY. (Please note: The yearbook will be completed several months after the booster's move to INFINITY. We will keep our backers informed on the production timeline of this reward).

    Plus: VIP viewing party access, signed "Back the Booster" poster, Saturn V spec sheet, project updates, official "Back the Booster" thank you email, and certificate of team membership, all delivered in person by Fred Haise.

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    Level 22: F-1 Engine

    With your $10,000 pledge, you and a guest receive an exclusive invitation to a VIP dinner with Fred Haise. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity offers the chance to spend the evening and hear first-hand the accounts of Haise's exciting career with NASA. We are limiting this reward to provide a personal experience that you're sure to remember forever. Please note: You'll need to use your own rocket fuel to get here (travel expenses are not included.)

    Plus: Signed Saturn V model rocket, VIP viewing party access, signed Fred Haise bobblehead, Saturn V spec sheet, project updates, official "Back the Booster" thank you email, and certificate of team membership, all delivered in person by Fred Haise.

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