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Starship Congress–The Most Forward Thinking Space Science Conference on Earth, Aug 7-9, 2017 Monterey, CA
Starship Congress–The Most Forward Thinking Space Science Conference on Earth, Aug 7-9, 2017 Monterey, CA
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UPDATE 7
109% FUNDED!! "STRETCH GOALS"

100% FUNDED! WOOHOO! YOU DID IT AGAIN!
100% FUNDED! WOOHOO! YOU DID IT AGAIN!
 

That's it, folks, you did it. Starship Congress 2017 is 109% funded. Now we are trying to break about $1k and cover the costs of Real-Time Captioning (CART) Services for our Deaf & Hearing Impaired Supporters.

First…2017 Stretch Goal Pack. SPACE IS FOR EVERYBODY Starship Congress 2017 Chop Shop T-Shirt, Starship Congress 2017 Poster, and WooSah! BUILD A STARSHIP Fidget Spinner w/ SPACE IS FOR EVERYBODY wristband & BUILD A STARSHIP bumpersticker. All yours for $50.

Next, introducing…Starship Congress 2017 ULTRA Pack. It's essentially everything. For $600 you get:
-SPACE IS FOR EVERYBODY stickers & bands (3)-BUILD A STARSHIP stickers & bands (3)-Icarus Interstellar cloisonne pin-Starship Congress 2017 tshirt designed by Chop Shop-The Astronaut Instruction Manual, w/ personalized letter from author-Starship Congress Poster Pack-BUILD A STARSHIP WooSah! Spinner-SPACE IS FOR EVERYBODY WooSah! Spinner-Icarus Interstellar Charter Membership-Admission to Starship Congress 2017…and the very awesome…-Miguel Alcubierre & Mark Rademaker signed Starship Artwork giclée

The Starship Congress 2017 ULTRA Pack. It's the best of everything because it's everything.

These are our way of saying thanks to all our supporters and Charter Members for getting us here for the 3rd Kickstarter campaign in a row. 

Now, let's get those CART real-time captioning services paid for for Starship Congress 2017.

UPDATE 6
CHOP SHOP DESIGNER TSHIRT

Another late game surprise. Remember the Famous Designer tee offered as an Early Bird special? We are happy to announce the Famous Designer is none other than famed space designer Chop Shop's Thomas Romer.

Behold! The awesome might of Chop Shop's tshirt designs!
Behold! The awesome might of Chop Shop's tshirt designs!

The tshirt design is presently being and will be revealed in time for Starship Congress 2017. (Hint: This year's theme is Space is for Everybody/What does the Moon mean to Interstellar?). 

UPDATE 5
Friends & Family Charter Membership

It's official. The newest Icarus Interstellar Charter Membership tier is open! Introducing: Friends & Family.

Be like Batman–where you go, surround yourself with Friends & Family
Be like Batman–where you go, surround yourself with Friends & Family

Icarus Interstellar's Friends & Family Charter Membership is created to make sure our important allies and favorite people (and select enemies) are part of the greatest adventure humankind will ever know. That is, the journey towards an interstellar achievement and to Build A Starship.

Join today and secure Icarus Interstellar Charter Membership low number early-adopter status–still in the cornerstone First 250. Icarus Interstellar Friends & Family Charter Memberships available exclusively for Kickstarter 2017.

UPDATE 4
CLOISONNE PIN IS BACK

We are excited to announce the return of the Icarus Interstellar "Iron Wing" cloisonne pin lapel badge. And we debut its return at a special price for Kickstarter: Just $10.

The aerospace cloisonne pin is a tradition of aerospace dating back to the very beginnings of powered flight. The Icarus Interstellar "Iron Wing" design is the classic Icarus logo long-favored by the founders and Charter Members of Icarus Interstellar.

UPDATE 3
ICARUS INTERSTELLAR FIDGET SPINNERS
by WooSah!

The BUILD A STARSHIP and SPACE IS FOR EVERYBODY fidget spinners are custom machined and handmade in the USA–exclusively for Icarus Interstellar by WooSah!

Better then simple toys and trial tested for preference and reliability by kids with attention deficit disorders, WooSah! fidget spinners are real working antidotes for attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders. Lightweight to use, sized for small hands, and durably crafted of anodized aluminum, WooSah! spinners are the best-made every day carry (EDC) fidget spinners available on the market today.
Support Starship Congress 2017 Kickstarter and see for yourself: Nothing beats an Icarus Interstellar-WooSah! fidget spinner!

UPDATE 2
BEST-SELLING AUTHOR DAVID BRIN

Science & science fiction author extraordinaire and Starship Congress Opening Keynote David Brin has recorded a personal message enjoining advocates of space exploration and a space future for all of us to back the 2017 Kickstarter and join us at Starship Congress 2017.

UPDATE 1
FULL SPEAKER LIST ANNOUNCED 

As if you needed any convincing that Starship Congress 2017 is the space conference to attend this year, take a look at the complete list of speakers this year in Monterey:

Alan Hale

Alan Kay

Alice Qannik Glenn

Andreas Tziolas

Angelo Vermeulen
Charles Radley

Christoph Lahtz

Damien Turchi

David Brin

David Livingston

Eagle Sarmont

Frank Marchis

George Butiri

Glen Robertson

Haym Benaroya

Henri Sundelin

Jess Shanahan

John Bucknell
John Jossy

Kidmat Eden

Juan José Díaz Infante

Kim Holder

Leah Alissa Bayer

Michael Oman-Reagan

Michelle Hanlon

Miguel Alcubierre

Mike Mongo

Nathan Morrison
Nick Nielsen

Olivia Scharfman

Rachelle Williams

Richard Obousy

Scott Manley

Susan Jewel

Tiffany Frierson

Yada Mousavina

STARSHIP CONGRESS–The Most Forward Thinking Space Science Conference on Earth

Icarus Interstellar has made it our mission to remake space science conferences by way of example. From making accommodation for hearing, sight, and physical disabilities; to strategic relations with LGBTQ community organizations; to insuring children of 1st Nation, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander, Caribbean, South American, African as well as all global, economic, and cultural backgrounds are inspired and empowered to imagine their place in our civilization's space future, Icarus Interstellar is building a foundation of actual work and investment in accessibility–one Starship Congress at a time.

Let Go of The Past, Look to the Future

With Starship Congress 2017, this is our 3rd Starship Congress Kickstarter campaign. Both 2013 and 2105 were solid successes.

Starship Congress 2013 Kickstarter
Starship Congress 2013 Kickstarter

 

Starship Congress 2015 Kickstarter
Starship Congress 2015 Kickstarter

 

Now in 2017, we are upping the ante for Starship Congress. First of all, since 2015, we have formed a strategic alliance with space science Kickstarter and merchandisers Chop Shop to handle fulfillment of good and rewards. Besides successfully staging a number of very successful Kickstarter campaigns of their own, Chop Shop is a brilliant design partner.

And second of all, based on our takeaways over the past four years of two summit-style space conferences, we are moving Starship Congress to a new permanent home. Starship Congress is moving to Monterey, California.

Between the sheer number of West Coast-based Charters Members and contributors to Icarus Interstellar who hedged for a California-based Starship Congress, the support for the audacity of interstellar space exploration by science and arts professionals who call California "home", and the matching pro-science/pro-society standards we saw in the State of California (and, frankly, to the stunning natural setting and geographic convenience of Monterey), it just made sense to make Monterey, CA, the new home to Starship Congress.

Which brings us to accessibility. There is no other way to put it than this: Unless space is for everybody then space is for nobody. Humanity cannot move to space without societal buy-in. Therefore, space exploration represents a much broader observation of goals worth pursuing and uniting people behind common goals. In terms of allotting resources for, making commitment to, and generating interest in space exploration, reality demands accessibility. Without accessibility, space exploration as an exclusive resource is a fantasy. Space exploration which is not inclusive cannot function or succeed.

This is why inclusion, diversity, and equity bring everything into play. Accessibility is a determinator–it reduces all obstacles to zero. When society puts its collective aim towards any goal, no matter how audacious or far-sighted, that goal is achieved.

Space is for Everybody

The fact of the matter is that the best parties are the ones where everybody shows up. Which is why the theme for this year's Starship Congress is Space is for Everybody. Teacher-Astronaut Christa McAuliffe most famously declared, "Space is for everybody. It's not just for a few people in science or math, or for a select group of astronauts. That's our new frontier out there, and it's everybody's business to know about space." In terms of backgrounds, ideologies, professions, and cultures, the speakers at Starship Congress 2017 reflects McAuliffe's observation.

Leah Alissa Bayer
Haym Benaroya
Bruce Bon
David Brin
Tiffany Frierson
Alice Qannik Glenn
Kim Holder
Juan José Díaz Infante
Alan Kay
David Livingston
Franck Marchis
Mike Mongo
Nick Nielsen
Richard Obousy
Michael P. Oman-Reagan
Olivia Scharfman
Jesse Shanahan
Andreas Tziolas
Angelo Vermeulen
Rachelle Williams

One more thing. For Starship Congress 2017, Icarus Interstellar has a special guest.

Theoretical physicist Miguel Alcubierre, creator of the Alcubierre drive.

Theoretical physicist Miguel Alcubierre
Theoretical physicist Miguel Alcubierre

 

Rarely has a single individual's work done as much to impact and make real the possibility of one day traveling the universe as that of Miguel Alcubierre. 

To quote Alan Shapiro: "[Alcubierre's] paper has been hailed by many as a landmark in the transition from warp drive being “merely fictional” to being a real scientific topic. Alcubierre’s scheme violates no known physical laws, and provides a valid mathematical description and metric, based on hyperbolic tangent functions, of the precise curvature of space that would permit round-trip travel between two locations separated by light-years in an arbitrarily short time."

(And in OTHER words, namely those of none other than William "Captain Kirk" Shatner, "Brilliant! Alcubierre's theoretical ship means you can travel across the galaxy in a reasonable period of time without trashing Einstein's equations…"

Dr Alcubierre resides in Mexico City, Mexico, where he teaches at National Autonomous University of Mexico. He rarely speaks publicly on faster-than-light (FTL) travel, warp mechanics, or his now-legendary paper "The Warp Drive: Hyper-fast travel within general relativity". For this reason, attendees at Starship Congress 2017 will share a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Dr Alcubierre face-to-face, hear him speak on his famous work, and even ask questions. Icarus Interstellar is honored to being hosting Dr Miguel Alcubierre at Starship Congress 2017.

What Does the Moon mean to Interstellar?

But wait there's more! Realizing interstellar space exploration is far more than sociological–without good science we are staying home, without good art there's no reason to leave–Icarus Interstellar is flexing its organization's collective muscle in posing this amazing conceptual question to the presenters and attendees of Starship Congress 2017:

"What does the Moon mean to Interstellar space exploration?"

In the very least, as a thought exercise the premise of an interstellar achievement demands fantastic allocation of resources. We cannot overlook any to get from here to there. And aside from Earth itself, the nearest and most comprehensive collection of space resources is the Moon.

How can the moon best be put into play as an asset for interstellar space exploration? At Starship Congress 2017, the Moon is given respect as the next most practical stepping stone to getting something from earth to another solar system.

Building a Starship, Together

2017 marks Icarus Interstellar's third Kickstarter campaign for interstellar space science summit, Starship Congress. Starship Congress 2013 and 2105 were both successes in terms of Kickstarter funding, attendance, and events. Between the first two Starship Congresses we had over 500 attendees and over 50 presenters discussing the most exciting challenge humankind will ever face: Building a Starship, together.

 

We ask for your support of our Kickstarter for–and hope you will attend–Starship Congress 2017. Thank you.

Risks and challenges

Again, associated risks are minimal, as Starship Congress 2017 is taking place in early-August in Monterey, CA. Speakers are booked. Conference center is reserved. Reaching our fund-raising goal allows for this technical summit to be better marketed, and professionally presented and documented. Icarus Interstellar wishes to make as much knowledge surrounding interstellar spaceflight and exploration as publicly available and as accessible as possible.

IMPORTANT NOTE: As Icarus Interstellar is a non-profit organization, 95% of backing is tax deductible.

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    First, Charter Members are the first 1000 Icarus Interstellar Lifetime Members. Charter Member (MBR) numbers 0001 through 0152 from our Lifetime Membership kick-off in 2015 are now identified as Icarus Interstellar's Founding Charter Members. Considering our mission–to BUILD A STARSHIP–MBR numbers are for life.
    Next, the "该幸运十八" Lucky 18 Icarus Interstellar membership group picks up at Charter MBR number 0153–where we closed off in 2015–and the "该幸运十八" Lucky 18 designation closes with MBR number 0170.
    Lastly, the designation. In Chinese culture, 18 is powerful number implying good luck because the word sounds so similar to a Chinese (Mandarin) phrase meaning “get rich for sure”. This is terrific designation for reopening Icarus Interstellar’s Charter Memberships and “该幸运十八" is literally Chinese for “Lucky 18”. Perfect for members with dreams of interstellar missions.

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    - Special-edition Icarus Interstellar metal alloy key chain & dongle embossed with personal enrollment number and the icarusinterstellar.org/found URL;

    - Letter of Recognition of "该幸运十八" Lucky 18 Charter member status signed by Icarus Interstellar president Dr Andreas Tziolas;

    - One (1) year free access to new Icarus Interstellar subscriber app and all associated subscriber benefits;

    - Permanent acknowledgement as part of the "该幸运十八" Lucky 18 on the Icarus Interstellar website at icarusinterstellar.org/charter.

    Lastly, no membership enrollment numbers are held. ENROLLMENT NUMBERS ARE ISSUED FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. Icarus Interstellar MBR (member) enrollment numbers are allotted individually one-time only and afterwards are non-recyclable.

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    Icarus Interstellar Friends & Family Charter Membership. The source of strength of Icarus Interstellar are our friends and families. With that in mind, Icarus Interstellar has set out to recognize you who are invaluable people in our lives with the Friends & Family Charter Membership set.

    Friends & Family are the next available Charter Memberships.

    Beginning with Membership enrollment number (MBR) 0171 and continuing to MBR 0200, the Friends & Family will break us into the 200’s of Charter Membership enrollment numbers and are part of our cornerstone First 250 group of Icarii Charter Members. And there are only 1000 lifetime Charter Memberships ever.

    The truth is friends and family are people who we could not imagine visiting another solar system without, the individuals we would be excited to have aboard the starship with us. Friends & Family are people who add life to the party, keep us in line, and remind us what is so great about living that we’d look for more of it in a whole other solar system. In other words, regardless whether you love Alpha Centauri B or not (but seriously who doesn’t?), if you are one of these folks you are one of Our Folks and true Icarii.

    Friends & Family are you, Friends & Family are me, Friends & Family are us. And Friends & Family are even our actual friends and family! Like the saying goes, get in where you fit in.

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    - Special-edition Icarus Interstellar metal alloy key chain & dongle embossed with personal enrollment number and the icarusinterstellar.org/found URL;

    - Special letter of Recognition of Friends & Family Charter member status signed by Icarus Interstellar President Andreas Tziolas;

    - One (1) year free access to new Icarus Interstellar subscriber app and all associated subscriber benefits;

    - Permanent acknowledgement as part of the Friends & Family membership number set on the Icarus Interstellar website at icarusinterstellar.org/charter.

    Remember: no membership enrollment numbers are held. ENROLLMENT NUMBERS ARE ISSUED FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. Icarus Interstellar MBR enrollment numbers are allotted individually one-time only and afterwards are non-recyclable.

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    Friends & Family Charter Membership

    Icarus Interstellar Friends & Family Charter Membership. The source of strength of Icarus Interstellar are our friends and families. With that in mind, Icarus Interstellar has set out to recognize you who are invaluable people in our lives with the Friends & Family Charter Membership set.

    Friends & Family are the next available Charter Memberships.

    Beginning with Membership enrollment number (MBR) 0171 and continuing to MBR 0200, the Friends & Family will break us into the 200’s of Charter Membership enrollment numbers and are part of our cornerstone First 250 group of Icarii Charter Members. And there are only 1000 lifetime Charter Memberships ever.

    The truth is friends and family are people who we could not imagine visiting another solar system without, the individuals we would be excited to have aboard the starship with us. Friends & Family are people who add life to the party, keep us in line, and remind us what is so great about living that we’d look for more of it in a whole other solar system. In other words, regardless whether you love Alpha Centauri B or not (but seriously who doesn’t?), if you are one of these folks you are one of Our Folks and true Icarii.

    Friends & Family are you, Friends & Family are me, Friends & Family are us. And Friends & Family are even our actual friends and family! Like the saying goes, get in where you fit in.

    The Friends & Family Charter membership rewards package includes:

    - Icarus Interstellar Icarii membership card featuring Friends & Family designation;

    - Personalized stainless steel Icarus Interstellar Icarii Dog Tags embossed with name, year of enrollment, and enrollment number;

    - Special-edition Icarus Interstellar metal alloy key chain & dongle embossed with personal enrollment number and the icarusinterstellar.org/found URL;

    - Special letter of Recognition of Friends & Family Charter member status signed by Icarus Interstellar President Andreas Tziolas;

    - One (1) year free access to new Icarus Interstellar subscriber app and all associated subscriber benefits;

    - Permanent acknowledgement as part of the Friends & Family membership number set on the Icarus Interstellar website at icarusinterstellar.org/charter.

    Remember: no membership enrollment numbers are held. ENROLLMENT NUMBERS ARE ISSUED FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. Icarus Interstellar MBR enrollment numbers are allotted individually one-time only and afterwards are non-recyclable.

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    EARLY BIRD–Starship Congress 2017

    One (1) Starship Congress 2017 admission. Regular admission is $250. SUPER EARLY BIRD Kickstarter special is $125.

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    Alcubierre/Rademaker signed Starship Art

    Miguel Alcubierre and Mark Rademaker signed Starship Art print. Mark Rademaker is one of the most famous Starship designers in the world. Miguel Alcubierre is the world famous creator of the Alcubierre warp drive. This reward is an Alcubierre and Rademaker co-signed art print of Mark Rademaker interpretation of an Alcubierre Drive Starship. 18" x 24". Giclée on paper. Shipped rolled in heavy tube.

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    Coffee with David Brin

    Coffee break w/ author David Brin at Starship Congress. Private one hour coffee break with best-selling author David Brin. Please note: Author reserves the right to inspire and discuss politics. You may bring one guest. Includes coffee, snack and selfie. August 7th only.

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    Friends & Family Charter Membership-4

    Icarus Interstellar Friends & Family Charter Membership (Family of 4). The source of strength of Icarus Interstellar are our friends and families. With that in mind, Icarus Interstellar has set out to recognize you who are invaluable people in our lives with the Friends & Family Charter Membership set.

    Friends & Family are the next available Charter Memberships.

    Beginning with Membership enrollment number (MBR) 0171 and continuing to MBR 0200, the Friends & Family will break us into the 200’s of Charter Membership enrollment numbers and are part of our cornerstone First 250 group of Icarii Charter Members. And there are only 1000 lifetime Charter Memberships ever.

    The truth is friends and family are people who we could not imagine visiting another solar system without, the individuals we would be excited to have aboard the starship with us. Friends & Family are people who add life to the party, keep us in line, and remind us what is so great about living that we’d look for more of it in a whole other solar system. In other words, regardless whether you love Alpha Centauri B or not (but seriously who doesn’t?), if you are one of these folks you are one of Our Folks and true Icarii.

    Friends & Family are you, Friends & Family are me, Friends & Family are us. And Friends & Family are even our actual friends and family! Like the saying goes, get in where you fit in.

    The Friends & Family Charter membership rewards package includes:

    - Icarus Interstellar Icarii membership card featuring Friends & Family designation;

    - Personalized stainless steel Icarus Interstellar Icarii Dog Tags embossed with name, year of enrollment, and enrollment number;

    - Special-edition Icarus Interstellar metal alloy key chain & dongle embossed with personal enrollment number and the icarusinterstellar.org/found URL;

    - Special letter of Recognition of Friends & Family Charter member status signed by Icarus Interstellar President Andreas Tziolas;

    - One (1) year free access to new Icarus Interstellar subscriber app and all associated subscriber benefits;

    - Permanent acknowledgement as part of the Friends & Family membership number set on the Icarus Interstellar website at icarusinterstellar.org/charter.

    Remember: no membership enrollment numbers are held. ENROLLMENT NUMBERS ARE ISSUED FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. Icarus Interstellar MBR enrollment numbers are allotted individually one-time only and afterwards are non-recyclable.

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    Dinner w/ Starship Congress & Guest

    Dinner with Starship Congress founders and Special Guest. Join founders of Icarus Interstellar, including two top space science professionals, and a Very Special Guest for dinner at Starship Congress. Two hours. August 7 or 8.

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    EARLY BIRD–Starship Congress 2017 x 4

    Four (4) Starship Congress 2017 admissions. Regular admission is $250. EARLY BIRD Kickstarter special is $125. Includes four (4) Starship Congress 2017 tees, four (4) BUILD A STARSHIP wristbands, and four (4) BUILD A STARSHIP bumper stickers.

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    Starship Congress 2017 ULTRA Pack

    Starship Congress 2017 ULTRA Pack. Everything. All hard good rewards. You get:
    -SPACE IS FOR EVERYBODY stickers & bands
    -BUILD A STARSHIP stickers & bands
    -Icarus Interstellar cloisonne pin
    -Starship Congress 2017 tee
    -The Astronaut Instruction Manual, letter
    -Starship Congress Poster Pack
    -BUILD A STARSHIP WooSah! Spinner
    -SPACE IS FOR EVERYBODY WooSah! Spinner
    -Icarus Interstellar Charter Membership
    -Admission to Starship Congress 2017
    -Alcubierre/Rademaker signed Starship Art

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    Starship Congress Sponsor

    Starship Congress Sponsor. Your name on everything:
    -Starship Congress 2017 poster
    -Starship Congress 2017 program
    -Starship Congress 2017 event materials
    -Starship Congress 2017 gift bag
    -Starship Congress 2017 web archive

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