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Update #12 - For backers only

THE VIDEO IS NOW AVAILABLE

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Update #11

Kickstarter Gift Update

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GOOD NEWS!

The video producer says the video should be ready some time this week.  In order to save shipping costs (we under projected our shipping costs) we will put the video and other digital items that make sense on our website with only our Kickstarter donors receiving the link.  I hope this is okay with all of you and makes sense.

For those of you who are supposed to receive the Space Wiki, I've been told that you have been sent the information from the owners of it.

Still looking for artwork, and other digital items for you.

If you any questions please contact me directly at karen.mermel@nss.org

Karen Mermel, VP of Development, NSS


Update #10

Final Package Shipped

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Well, all the packages have gone out.  The last were just last Friday so give them a little more time, please.

I've contacted a space artist and need to get you the artwork you've been promised.

Still waiting for the video and will get an update next week.

If you are missing anything from your package please send me an email karen.mermel@nss.org and I'll track it and make sure you get the item.  When you write be sure to add your address so I know where I'm looking.

I really appreciate the fact that you've all been patient with us.  If you're not a member of the National Space Society, please join at https://www.nss.org/membership/new_member_form.shtml

If you have any questions please let me know via my email.

Thanks.

Karen


Update #9 - For backers only

Gift Update and question

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Update #8 - For backers only

Update on your gifts

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    As an entry-level contributor to the project you will receive: A DIGITAL COPY OF THE FINAL VIDEO, listing as a contributor on the NSS website, thank you email from NSS Executive Director Paul Damphousse, roadmap of online resources relating to the video subjects

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    Your choice of gents or ladies beautiful WRISTWATCH displaying the wonderful Widmanstatten pattern of the Gibeon, Namibia iron meteorite, a personal example of some of the unique space resources we'll be discussing in our video. Backers will also receive: listing in the video as a Platinum-level supporter, listing at the NSS website as a Platinum-level supporter and as an NSS Visionary Donor for one year, listing in Ad Astra as an NSS Visionary Donor for one year, plus everything at the $250 package level.

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