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The first publicly accessible space telescope!  Take amazing photos of space or have your photo displayed above the Earth.
The first publicly accessible space telescope! Take amazing photos of space or have your photo displayed above the Earth.
17,614 backers pledged $1,505,366 to help bring this project to life.

As the Days Turn into Hours...

We prepare for the grand finale!

Only 55 hours remain in our ARKYD campaign. Join us for our live-streamed finale event at the Simonyi Space Gallery at the Museum of Flight in Seattle with Bill Nye (the Science Guy). What better way to close a historic campaign than with Bill, back in Seattle, back running experiments, behind the Space Shuttle Trainer, with us Asteroid Miners. All are welcome.

  • When: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm PT this Sunday, June 30th
  • In-person at the Museum of Flight Space Gallery: 9404 East Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108
  • And Live Online at Spacevidcast:
If you’re out for the weekend, this is your FINAL CHANCE to get your photo in space, time on the main optic, or to support a school with the educational experience of a lifetime. We need your help to find hazardous asteroids and support more schools, so share our campaign and let’s get to $1.7 million!

Get your thesis published in OUTER SPACE

PhD Comics is taking education with the ARKYD to a new and wholly unexpected level. Jorge Cham at PhD Comics is showing his support by offering one lucky grad student a chance to have her thesis OUTER SPACE. We love PhD Comics from our grad student days and they love ARKYD!  Check out and share the full post from Facebook here.

Watch Lord British geek out on ARKYD and get your Planetary Annihilation on.

We had an awesome time hanging out with two of our favorite gamers, Jon Mavor and Lord British. Pumped to see the ARKYD Reconn Orbiter prospect planets under fire and defended by our Planetary Commander avatar. Epic battles await in Planetary Annihilation.  All pledges $99 and up now receive a copy of Planetary Annihilation during its full release later this year, along with a special "Planetary Commander" avatar. Thank you Jon.

Congratulate our education and research competition winners!

Watch our grand prize winning submissions and be inspired. We’re honored to provide the ARKYD to passionate students at the Physics & Space Sciences Department at Florida Tech and to the 5th Graders at Lincoln Elementary. Give your school this educational experience before ARKYD ends this Sunday.

Research Grand Prize Winner (Florida Tech):

Education Grand Prize Winner (Lincoln Elementary):

Both will receive the “EDUCATION AMBASSADOR” level in the ARKYD campaign.

- Chris


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    1. Tom on June 30, 2013

      @Ryan Haha, yeah pretty much... "SHUTUP AND TAKE MY MONEY"

    2. Ryan Regan on June 28, 2013

      You get Planetary Annihilation for upgrading to a 99 dollar pledge? Well that's the first time I've been charmed into giving more than 50 dollars to a kickstarter.

      BTW this should be screamed form the hilltops, that game looks AMAZING to anyone who loves a fast paced RTS.

    3. fluffy on June 28, 2013

      The timing could be better - that's right in the middle of Pride, and all of the post-Pride debauchery.