Free British Interplanetary Society special membership for all backers!
We are very pleased to announce that all backers of the Pocket Spacecraft: Mission to the Moon KickStarter project will be able to receive a special free three month membership of the British Interplanetary Society (BIS) if this KickStarter is funded.
The British Interplanetary Society was founded in the United Kingdom in 1933 and is the oldest space advocacy organisation in the world. It celebrates its eightieth year supporting and promoting astronautics and space exploration this year.
Backers will be able to take up the special membership after the 26th August by following instructions that we will send using the KickStarter messaging system. Membership will run for three months from the time you take up the offer and will include electronic copies of the monthly BIS publications Odyssey and Spaceflight plus membership of the BIS Projects Personal Spacecraft Group. Please note that this special membership does not include access to the members only section of the BIS website or free entry to evening lectures.
The BIS Projects Personal Spacecraft Group has been meeting regularly for the last six months at hands on sessions at the BIS headquarters in London with the goal of helping members of the BIS fleet of KickSat Sprite spacecraft (and anyone interested) write software and configure ground stations to receive signals from replica and flight hardware. Many members of the group are already backers of this KickStarter and have formed the BIS fleet of Pocket Spacecraft Mission to the Moon Scouts. We look forward to developing personal spacecraft missions and exchanging ideas for exciting applications together.
More details about the BIS can be found on the website: http://www.bis-space.com
We are very grateful to the BIS for allowing us to make this offer and their continued support to help kickstart the personal space age!
Michael and the Pocket Spacecraft team
P.S. We wanted to get this news out to you as soon as we could so the next update will be the 'Vision post' showing the path, to borrow a phrase from the British Interplanetary Society, 'From Imagination to Reality'.