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Saturn V Relaunch's video poster

A photography, design and video project documenting the restaging of a 40 year-old memory and a shot at dad redemption. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on November 15, 2012.

A photography, design and video project documenting the restaging of a 40 year-old memory and a shot at dad redemption.

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    1. Creator Charles Wilkins on February 26

      It would seem that the mouse living in the rocket got way more out of this project than any of the backers. Hope you enjoyed spending our money on something other than completing the project, Paul.

    2. Creator John J. Wall on February 24

      Is this thing on?

    3. Creator Kurt on February 9

      Like many it seems, I have come here to the comment section to see if any new news is available for this project. This was one of the more odd projects I supported on this site, but I really liked it. I hope everything is ok with Paul and that stuff is eventually delivered. It has been a long time though since any updates.

    4. Creator Martin Bell on January 13

      In space, no one can hear you scream about abandoned projects.

    5. Creator Matthew Leahy on December 24

      John you've had some bad luck.

      This KS is disappointing but the real kicker for me is Defiance Games, the creator blew 46k with nothing to show. The Massachusetts Attorney General is involved now- the mediator's offer doesn't comply with KS creator guidelines and KS sure isn't going to do anything about it.

      I've spent a lot of $$$ on KS projects and I intend to boycott them entirely next year.

    6. Creator John Miller on December 23

      I wrote a long Kickstarter "Walk of Shame" projects list. I have boiled it down to make it more readable. First the Happiest of Holidays to all backers who are the folks that make Kickstarter go. Hang in there and go with your heart.

      For me-- idiot projects-- way overdue, over-promised and under delivered, outright lies as to where they were when they asked for our money have reduced my backing to 24 projects in 2014 ( 7 of those were $5 and under to stay ing touch.) and only 2 were 100 or more.

      Walk of Shame
      Machination: A Game of evil Genius—Signal Flare Game
      Saturn V Relaunch – Paul Sahre
      CST-01 Central Standard Timing
      Embrace+ Paul and Rudy --my nomination for idiots of the year.
      Agent Smartwatch -- Chris Walker – (Secret Labs/ Netduino
      VACHEN Smartwatch Won Rhee
      HotWatch PHTL

      Honorable mentions to Omate Truesmart and Neptune Pine, for delivering way less than promised and very late. ( no iOS app)

      Happy Holidays

    7. Creator Matthew Leahy on December 23

      I've sent Paul three private messages over the last year, with no response.

    8. Creator John Miller on December 18


      Do you ever plan to ship us anything for our contributions? It has been a long time.

    9. Creator Matthew Leahy on November 13

      *crickets chirping*

    10. Creator Charles Wilkins on October 10

      Paul, what's the word on the book?

    11. Creator Matthew Leahy on August 10, 2014

      Is there any chance this will be completed by November? That's the two year date ;)

    12. Creator Charles Wilkins on July 10, 2014

      Hey Paul, since it looks like the book has been printed and had time to get here on the boat, what's the word on a ship date?

    13. Creator Matthew Leahy on May 29, 2014

      Yeah I'd like to check mark this KS as fulfilled soon. I never thought Relic Knights might beat this one out of the gate.

    14. Creator John Miller on May 27, 2014

      Hey Paul,

      How are we coming on the rewards? Do you have a shipping timeline yet? Thanks

    15. Creator Paul Sahre on March 5, 2014

      I just posted an overdue update (#27). The book will be printed next month. It's being printed in South Korea. I'll post another update when i have a specific ship date. thanks again for your support and patience.

    16. Creator John Miller on February 23, 2014

      Paul, can we have an update as to when books will be sent out. Thanks in advance

    17. Creator Matthew Leahy on January 20, 2014

      How's the progress on the book?

    18. Creator Brenton Schlender on October 28, 2013

      Did it ever occur to you that maybe you just don't have "the right stuff" to make a rocket that actually flies? That's okay. I'm glad I supported you and your project, and think it was worthwhile to see you try so hard. As a model rocketeer myself, I know failure too. But seriously, that Saturn V model rocket was always more for looks than for flying. You should try to find out the proportion of those models that ever had a successful flight. It might make you feel much better about both your father and yourself. Regardless, I am in awe of your perseverance and your moxie, and of your creative approach to trying to improve upon a disappointing childhood memory. Just remember that fathers are great role models even when their rockets don't get off the pad.

    19. Creator Kurt on June 10, 2013

      This project is made even more interesting by your blog. The fact you are keeping an updated blog and tumblr progress as you go along really increases the education and wonder factor of this project. I wish you luck and can't wait to see the result.

    20. Creator Timothy Pskowski on February 1, 2013

      You should send a backup update with a link to the blog. I didn't know about it until I went to the project's website.

    21. Creator Matthew L. Porter on November 15, 2012

      The poster is so cool I am considering adding a third bedroom to my house so I have a place to hang it. It will go next the the Filthy First Ladies Poster by Mark Kaufman poster I bought at the REUNION art auction.

    22. Creator Gus Gardellini on November 12, 2012

      My father died of pancreatic cancer in 1999. He was a machinist, and worked in aerospace, on Apollo, Shuttle, and many other programs. He inspired and supported my interest in much so that I ended up getting a scholarship to UCLA. He told me many years later that one of his proudest moments was seeing me graduate. My son Maximilian was born in 2006. You do the math. I would pledge much more, but $5 is about the limit for us right now. I hope you will allow "Max/Dad" to be our name on the rocket. Bless. You. Paul.

    23. Creator Martin Bell on November 1, 2012

      Upon further reflection, I realize that I didn't build the Saturn V back in the seventies. I think it was actually a Mercury Redstone. Those black and white rockets all look alike. I see that is still selling the Saturn V in a limited edition for only $70. It might be fun to play along.

    24. Creator Claudia Lange on October 27, 2012

      I seem to have lost my initial comment, if it is posted,l'll just consider it a deja vu moment.
      Relaunch is just perfect!
      Support of this project will be the 2012 holiday gift for myself and my brothers. Bravo to Paul who is sharing the TRY with us. His project offers nostalgia of the times of our youth, speaks of optimism, redemption, creativity of science and graphics, family dynamics and for me there's even some serendipity! As I was reading Paul's bio, I saw that he's the author of Leisurama Now... serendipity! Having spent childhood summers in eastern Long Island during the 60's and 70's I enjoyed reading his book last year and was very happy that our paths are crossing again!

    25. Creator Martin Bell on October 25, 2012

      This project warms my heart. I launched all kinds of rockets when I was in high school back in the mid seventies. One of them was the Saturn V. I wasn't very detail-oriented, so I didn't spend years or months or maybe even weeks building it. It went up a hundred feet, made a hard left and crashed on the roof of the school next door.

    26. Creator Brenton Schlender on October 25, 2012

      As a long-time rocketeer I, too, know the trauma of failure. It can hound you for life. I am in complete agreement that it's time to grab the rocket by the booster and make it right. Can't wait to see the book. I hope you also make a video version. You are quite the whiz with those special effects.

    27. Creator Matthew Leahy on October 25, 2012

      Family legends in the making. I'm more than happy to support this endeavor.

    28. Creator Robert Gusek on October 25, 2012

      As a boy I learned about model rockets and the space program from my Dad. I think this is such an awesome project, and I wish you all the luck. Is there any chance of allowing members of the public or the kickstarter backers to come watch the launch?

    29. Creator Kio Stark on October 25, 2012

      I cannot even express in words how much I love this idea, and I am a writer.

    30. Creator Tom on October 25, 2012

      This is awesome. I feel like I'm watching a Wes Anderson film.

    31. Creator John Miller on October 22, 2012

      What a great project!! All I can say is "Godspeed, Paul."

    32. Creator Henrik Vincentz on October 18, 2012

      You are a cool dad - and an inspiration to me.

    33. Creator Matthew L. Porter on October 17, 2012

      Or scientist, either.

    34. Creator Matthew L. Porter on October 17, 2012

      Paul is smart. But I do not think he is a rocket scientists. But I am willing to invest in his dream and the pleasure of knowing his twin boys will learn something about the NASA program. Go Saturn!

    35. Creator Thijs Timmermans on October 16, 2012

      3rd Backer! Still Bronze

    36. Creator Victor Sirotek on October 16, 2012

      This looks awesome. I will do my best to increase my pledge before the end. Happy to be your first backer!