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From the depths of hell, to the heights of space aboard the space shuttle Columbia. A powerful journey of the human spirit.
332 backers pledged $52,175 to help bring this project to life.

The Big Announcement!

Posted by Dan Cohen (Creator)

Dear Kickstarter Family,

I am proud to let you know we have accomplished our goal!  Our documentary will begin airing on PBS on January 31st at 9:00pm eastern time. Thanks to your support through our Kickstarter effort, millions of Americans will see this inspiring film.

The documentary will have a new name, “Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope.”  Each PBS station across the country has the option of airing the doc during this network time slot or to air it at a later date. Please “CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS,” and watch for updates from Kickstarter and Facebook for major market times and dates.

Our Kickstarter funding drive was the key to our success. Thanks to you, we built a strong base of underwriting support around the world to get "Mission of Hope" on television. Now we turn our attention to getting out the word nationwide about the PBS broadcast. Just like the Kickstarter effort, spreading the word with the help of our supporters will be key.

Here’s how you can help: Check out our new 30-second promotional spot which is featured in this update will be airing on PBS. Just as you did to spread the word about Kickstarter, you can share the spot with everyone! We've posted a copy on VIMEO:

Post the link on your Facebook page, tweet it, email it, and tell all of your friends. Then ask your everyone to do the same. It’s simple, and it works!

Perhaps you have ideas on how to spread the word, please share them on our Facebook page,, and send the ideas to us via Kickstarter as well.

Watch for more Kickstarter updates: Coming in my next update, a surprise new addition to the documentary, and I’ll share some of your ideas to help spread the exciting news about “Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope.”

Thanks again everyone, this is big!

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