I know, it's been a while. So much time has passed that you have either entirely forgotten about backing this project or you have taken to leaving negative messages in the comments area out of frustration. More on this in a moment, but first,
43 years in the making, Saturn V Relaunch is nearing its completion. The book and mission report are finally at the printer. The book is being printed at Samwha Printing in Seoul, South Korea.
!!!!!!!IMPORTANT!!!!!!!! PLEASE UPDATE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS AND E-MAIL ADDRESS using the Kickstarter interface. After all of this, I would like to make sure you get your rewards.
DATES FOR DELIVERY OF THE REMAINING REWARDS
IMAGE FROM THE BOOK PRINTS—AUGUST 10, 2015
SATURN V RELAUNCH VIDEO—SEPTEMBER 16, 2105
THE BOOK, THE MISSION REPORT (PRINT VERSION AND DIGITAL VERSIONS) AND MISSION PATCH—NOVEMBER 4, 2015
After an obvious hiatus from the project and Kickstarter, I will be updating regularly as we near the book and video launch dates.
Thank you for allowing me to take the time I needed to let the project run its course.
To the angry backers,
Because of the nature of this project, I felt it was within my prerogative to take more time than I had planned, even a seemingly absurd amount of time if needed. This project is and was about time. My thinking was that it was 40 years in the making, so if it takes a few years to wrap it up so be it. This is a creative process, and a creative process is sometimes messy. I kind of liked that it was spinning out of its original scope and deadline and didn't really consider that some of you wouldn't feel the same.
I now realize I probably should have just conveyed that along the way, and that would have helped everyone understand. For that lack of communication I am sorry.
My guess before I got into this was late 2013. This of course turned out to be a very poor estimate. Truthfully, I was in search of an ending and I did not find that ending until last spring when I found the rocket. All pre-launch rewards were shipped early on. Any fulfillment of rewards that documented the project had to wait until the project was finally concluded. And again, this didn't happen in my mind 'til we found the rocket in the spring of 2014.
As to why the lack of updates since? I would answer this with one word: LIFE; and that some things—even for a project as personal as this—should not appear in an update on Kickstarter.
Onward and upward.