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Join the first crowdsourced mission to explore a destination of your choice in the far reaches of space. @GoBluePlasma
1,185 backers pledged $96,799 to help bring this project to life.
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    ONE SMALL STEP - A uniquely numbered certificate of thanks, a CAT sticker and regular email updates.

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    SPACE CAMP - Includes an embroidered mission patch and 10 HD pictures (digital) of the CAT Engine during testing and in space. Includes ONE SMALL STEP rewards.

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    LUNAR GRAFFITI - Apollo Astronaut and Moonwalker Eugene Cernan left his daughter's intials on the Moon. Now you can send your initials or those of a loved one into space by having them laser-etched on our spacecraft for an actual trip to space. You will receive a high-quality digital picture of your engraving. Includes SPACE CAMP rewards.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Act fast to get a deal on LOST IN SPACE rewards!

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    LOST IN SPACE - This will ensure the aliens know who to come party with on Earth when they find our spacecraft. Have your name laser etched into the spacecraft (up to 30 characters). You will receive a high-quality digital picture of your engraving. Also get your very own limited edition CAT Kickstarter Backer T-Shirt. Includes SPACE CAMP rewards.

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    PALE BLUE DOT - Our take on the famous picture of Earth as seen from space. Get an original 8x10 inch high-resolution picture of Earth, as taken by our spacecraft from a vantage point of our choosing. While you're waiting for the real picture to arrive from space, you also get 1 deck of limited-edition designer playing cards emblazoned with surreal space imagery created right here on Kickstarter (http://goo.gl/CzcskM). Includes LOST IN SPACE rewards.

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    SPACESUIT 1 - Who says scientists aren't stylish? This limited edition 100% silk scarf (39x39 inches) designed exclusively for this campaign by BowTie Cause is a great way to flaunt your support of space exploration. Designed to match the bowtie from SPACESUIT 2 reward. Includes LUNAR GRAFFITI rewards.

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    SPACESUIT 2 - Dhani Jones, Michigan Football legend, NFL star and self-proclaimed space nut has a friend who once told him, "If you wanna be somebody, you gotta rock a bowtie." A famous 'Science Guy' also subscribes to this philosophy, so snazz up your look and support a good cause in the process. Get a limited edition 100% silk bowtie designed by BowTie Cause in support of this campaign and matching the SPACESUIT 1 scarf. Includes LUNAR GRAFFITI rewards.

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    UNIVERSAL TWEET (First 100 backers get EARLY BIRD deal) - Astronaut Mike Massimino sent the first Tweet from space back to Earth in 2009. Now it's your turn to send a Tweet the other direction. Send your very own 140 character message into space, laser-etched into our spacecraft. You will receive a high-quality digital picture of your engraving. Also get a CubeSat solar cell to keep on your desk and admire. These are laser engraved in our labs with the CAT logo and "Official Kickstarter Backer." Each solar cell measures 2x4 cm. You will also receive a set of 5 unique flight Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) measuring 10x10 cm. These bare PCBs will be printed in a large batch for our research purposes. The actual flight PCBs will be selected from this larger batch, and now you can own the same PCB engineering unit for display purposes or as perfectly sized high-tech drink coasters. EARLY BIRD - First 100 backers get a larger solar cell (4x8 cm). Includes PALE BLUE DOT rewards.

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    ORION'S BELT - As the CAT engine guides our spacecraft in a spiral pattern away from Earth, we will have an incredible number of vantage points from which to observe our celestial home. Like the three stars on Orion's Belt, this reward includes a framed triptych of three 10x8 inch images of the Earth taken from space from multiple vantage points throughout our journey. We will allow you to choose your three favorite shots from a series of pictures we provide. Pictures will include exclusive backer info and CAT team signatures if you're so inclined. Exciting art for your home or office. Includes LOST IN SPACE awards.

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    HEAD OF THE CLASS - Just like Planetary Society President Bill Nye, you too can help educate students about science and space. Donate time to a class of students at a school of your choice. We will host two 45 minute sessions (online) led by one of our very own student rocket scientists! Our team will bring STEM education directly into a classroom of your choice, helping kids learn about space, science and physics. The classes will be tailored to the US elementary, junior or high-school level, and can be taught to English-speaking classes outside of the US. We will laser engrave the school name and the initials of each student onto the satellite, and the class will receive a high-quality digital picture of your engraving. The school will also receive a 20x30 inch framed photo of Earth as seen by our satellite. Picture will include autographs from the CAT team (you will select the picture from a series we provide). Includes UNIVERSAL TWEET and one of the SPACESUIT awards.

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    VOYAGER - Our homage to the ultimate interplanetary explorer. Includes a limited edition 12x12-inch wooden plaque with exclusive images of CAT designs, in-space photographs from CAT and a custom-made gold plate engraved with CAT logo plus your name or company name and logo. Also includes your name or company name and logo laser-engraved on the CAT propellant tank in large font, visible in PR photos of the propellant tank to be released when the spacecraft is launched. Includes SPACESUIT 1 or 2.

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    MISSION CONTROL - You get to be the rocket scientist! Tour our awesome labs at The University of Michigan and meet the CAT team. Watch demos and see what's going on with your very own satellite. You may even have an opportunity to push the 'go' button and light up a real rocket engine! A great gift for students or families. Make your memories last for millions of years by laser engraving a significant message, poem, or the lyrics to your favorite song on the spacecraft. At 3000 characters, you can send out nearly two pages of anything in the English language (keep it civilized though!) As an added bonus, once on-orbit, our spacecraft will broadcast your laser-engraved message back to Earth for the world to see. Note max of 10 people per visit, transportation to Ann Arbor not included. Includes HEAD OF THE CLASS rewards.

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    MOONSHOT - Launch an item of your choice (up to 2 kg/4.5lb) to the edge of space via an MXL balloon. Your item will float to over 90,000 feet and we'll include an HD video of the entire ride plus an official certificate that your item has been to space. We will launch near Ann Arbor with UM/NFL legend and fellow space nut Dhani Jones, who will accompany you to the launch and on the balloon chase through the countryside! If balloons aren't your thing, you have the option to golf 18 holes with Dhani on The University of Michigan's championship course and then share a meal with one of the greats. Single round-trip flight included within the continental US. Includes MISSION CONTROL rewards.

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    Let's keep it PURE AND SIMPLE: A limited-edition engineering model of our spacecraft and thruster on a museum-quality display stand engraved with your name and campaign information. Have your name (or company name) and message laser engraved in 14 point font onto the propellant tank, visible in our PR and launch photos. The tank will also be directly exposed to space once the solar panels flip open. Includes ORION'S BELT rewards.

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    3, 2, 1, GO BUTTON! Make space history by lighting up the CAT engine in space to commence mission maneuvers (maybe to Mars!) Have your name and message laser engraved in 14 point font onto the propellant tank, visible in our PR and launch photos. The tank will also be directly exposed to space once the solar panels flip open, and your engraving may be visible with our camera for awesome pictures from space. Also receive an engineering model of our spacecraft and thruster on a museum-quality display stand engraved with your name and campaign information. Single round-trip flight included within the continental US. Includes MISSION CONTROL rewards.

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