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LunarSail - building and launching a CubeSat amateur satellite to orbit the Moon with a Solar Sail.
260 backers pledged $15,817 to help bring this project to life.

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    Proudly count yourself as a supporter of commercial space exploration.

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    You will be mentioned on our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.) as one of our donors. We will include your Facebook username and/or Twitter handle if you provide them.

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    All of the above, plus we will display your name on the LunarSail website as a contributor and send you an official certificate of participation and sticker with the LunarSail mission logo.

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    All of the above, plus you will receive a limited edition mission patch and we will display your name on the LunarSail website as a contributor with a certificate. You will also receive a 2-DVD mission highlights video set of the final shuttle mission, STS-135.

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    We will take any picture you submit, with or without a personalized message, (G-rated of course) and broadcast it against the backdrop of the Moon for anyone on the ground with the capability of receiving the signal to see your photo. We will also send to you a high-quality framed print of the photo.

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    You will receive all of the above plus a custom mission t-shirt with your name on it.

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    In addition to the rewards from all lower levels, at this level, we will not only capture a picture you submit and the Moon in the same photo, but we will also send to you a high-quality rendering of the photo on an aluminum canvas instead of paper. This will make your photo from space a timeless memorial to our accomplishments.

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    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    All of the perks for lower contributions plus you will receive a scale model of LunarSail (assembly required). Additionally, we will include your name, message and digitized photo on the spacecraft.

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    Receive your own prototype single-board computer and operating system / application software source code and developer's kit (it's open source anyway) for our spacecraft so you too can tinker like a true Maker.

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    Pledge US$ 249 or more About US$ 249

    You will receive the rewards of all lower levels and also you will be able to select a target on the Moon for LunarSail to photograph. We will photograph the target and any picture you submit to us in the same frame and broadcast it back to Earth. We will send you a high-quality framed print of the photo.

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    Pledge US$ 349 or more About US$ 349

    All of the rewards from the lower contributions levels plus you will be able to select a target on the Moon for LunarSail to photograph. We will photograph the target and any picture you submit to us in the same frame and broadcast it back to Earth. We will also send to you a high-quality rendering of the photo on an aluminum canvas instead of paper. (See the picture of a printed-on-metal photo in our blog for an example of the quality).

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    All of the perks for lower contribution amounts plus a 4 square inch piece of prototype solar sail material! Additionally, you will be listed on the project website as an official sponsor of LunarSail.

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    ADVERTISE! Contributors at this level will receive all of the rewards of the lower levels in addition to the opportunity to place one piece advertising on the project website (250 x 400 pixels max size), be listed on our sponsor page and receive mention (with links, contact information, etc.) on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    All of the perks for lower contribution amounts plus an invitation to attend the launch as one of our VIP guests. You will also be taken on a VIP tour of our laboratory and testing facility and attend a luncheon and question/answer session with the LunarSail mission development team.

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    Pledge US$ 2,499 or more About US$ 2,499

    At this level of contribution, the donor will be allocated 1-hour of camera time on the spacecraft once it is in lunar orbit. Donors will be permitted to use the full capabilities of the camera to capture any target desired. Of course, we will work with the individual or group to plan an execute the shooting time.

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    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    For the hard-core supporter of commercial space, you will receive everything in the other reward levels plus a functional prototype of the LunarSail spacecraft that we will use during development and testing.

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