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Thank you eQuilter for backing The Dream Rocket Project (www.eQuilter.com)
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(BIG NEWS) Just received autograph in the mail from Astronaut Fred Haise, Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 13. (Autograph will be included on shirts)
(BIG NEWS) Just received autograph in the mail from Astronaut Fred Haise, Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 13. (Autograph will be included on shirts)

Fred Haise, is an American engineer and former NASA astronaut. He is one of only 24 humans to have flown to the Moon, as Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 13. He was to have been the sixth human to land and walk on the Moon, but the mission had to be aborted due to a spacecraft failure. He went on to fly Space Shuttle Approach and Landing Tests in 1977.  Above Pic: “Out and safe: Fred Haise, left, is pictured after emerging from the capsule.” 

Apollo 13 Astronaut Fred Haise submitted his autograph to be included on shirt.
Apollo 13 Astronaut Fred Haise submitted his autograph to be included on shirt.
   

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Art SubmissionsParticipantsExhibit scheduleSupportersAbout

Arts Project Encourages Big Dreams, Big Ideas (Kansas Public Radio)

 Pescadero students’ artwork takes Flight (hmbreview.com)

It's halfway home to launching artwork project that will quilt Huntsville's Saturn V rocket (AL.com)

"Who Am I? Personal Connections to Immigration or Migration," The Dream Rocket Project at Lowell National Historical Park (nps.gov)

100+ artworks on exhibit at NASA Kennedy Visitors Center from October 1 - March 31, 2015
100+ artworks on exhibit at NASA Kennedy Visitors Center from October 1 - March 31, 2015
 
Art submission by Bryden F., a student at Capuchino High School, San Bruno, CA
Art submission by Bryden F., a student at Capuchino High School, San Bruno, CA
North Gwinnett High School (GA)
North Gwinnett High School (GA)
Art submission by Matt T., a student at Capuchino High School, San Bruno, CA
Art submission by Matt T., a student at Capuchino High School, San Bruno, CA

 "My creation is a modern day style hovercraft that would revolutionize the way we fly. It is a platform with a chair and control module on top whilst rotor and engine are under the control platform. I thought of this idea while thinking of a different flying creation instead of a flying car. This hovercraft could be made of any high strength metal and it runs on gasoline. This hovercraft if built, could revolutionize flight." - Matt T.

Pauline South Intermediate School (KS)
Pauline South Intermediate School (KS)
Art submission created by Luseane T., a student at  Capuchino High School, San Bruno, CA.
Art submission created by Luseane T., a student at Capuchino High School, San Bruno, CA.

"For my artwork I was inspired by the videos that we watched that showed all the innovations and inventions that were brought into the world. My two aircrafts are in space to show that we are able to explore not just the grounds of Earth but also anything in space. It shows that we could reach for the stars and try to keep going with all the discoveries instead of staying put in one place. Hopefully, later on in the future, we're all able to say that we lived through a productive era and that we made magnificent discoveries that'll impact everyone that will live generations after us." - Luseane T.

100+ artworks on exhibit at Lowell National Park, October 1 - November 30, 2014
100+ artworks on exhibit at Lowell National Park, October 1 - November 30, 2014
Galaxy Middle School (FL)
Galaxy Middle School (FL)
Munfordville School (KY)
Munfordville School (KY)
                                                                                                                                       
Phillipsburg High School (KS)
Phillipsburg High School (KS)
                                                                                                                                                                                               
Pleasant Hill Elementary (FL)
Pleasant Hill Elementary (FL)
 
Winnwood Elementary School, Kansas City (MO)
Winnwood Elementary School, Kansas City (MO)
Katie at Galaxy Middle School (FL)
Katie at Galaxy Middle School (FL)
Regina Catholic School
Regina Catholic School
North Gwinnett High School (GA)
North Gwinnett High School (GA)
Art submitted by Isabella D., a student at Capuchino High School, San Bruno, CA
Art submitted by Isabella D., a student at Capuchino High School, San Bruno, CA

 "The title I chose for my creation is "Exploration in Space." Inside my picture, I drew an astronaut with an American flag on the Earth. I also added a spaceship with a compass in the background. Below that was a man flying on a machine made with propellers. To add finishing touches, I inserted the words innovation, space, flight, and explore. My picture captures the theme, "Adventure by Air." All aspects in the square are related to flying through the sky. We have big dreams and hopes in life that we can go to infinity and beyond. There are no limits in life because anything is possible. My creation is also full of colors and varied shapes. It is fun and creative because innovation should be exciting." - Isabella D.

Risks and challenges

The real risk for the Dream Rocket Project is not reaching our funding goal.

The International Fiber Collaborative was founded by artist Jennifer Marsh in 2009 as a 501(c)(3) organization, and with established roots in Huntsville, AL and Topeka, KS, as an arts and education based organization in which would help serve the community through public art projects such as The Dream Rocket Project.

The IFC received an initial letter of support regarding the viability of the Dream Rocket Project from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center on March 18, 2009. Then on August 14, 2009 the IFC received a contractual agreement from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center giving us permission to wrap the vertical Saturn V Rocket. This contract was revised and updated to a five year contract, granting us permission wrap the Saturn V from May 1 - June 30, 2015 and signed by both the IFC and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center on December 22, 2010. Agreed upon objectives and milestone dates are outlined in this contract, give both parties perimeters when addressing these objectives and more.

If funding goals are met, these objectives can be achieved.

Some of these objectives are finalizing dates, meeting insurance requirements, selecting contractors and a structural engineer. An engineering plan and full engineering evaluation must be completed by our organization, structural engineer and general contractor.

Included in our current contract with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is a delay contingency. "In the event that some unforeseen circumstance prevents the Project from meeting the original scheduled completion date in 2015, IFC may elect that the Project be delayed until the following year."

If we meet our funding goals the Dream Rocket Project does not anticipate ANY significant challenges or risks in completing this project.

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    CONSTELLATION Package ---- SPECIAL THANKS + DIGITAL WALLPAPERS ---- You will have our gratitude and receive a special thanks on our website. PLUS an exclusive set of downloadable digital wallpapers depicting art submissions.

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    VENUS Package ---- SATURN V PATTERN + DREAM BIG SUBSCRIPTION (1 YEAR) ---- Your will receive a pattern of the Saturn V to make it yourself out of felt. Design by Mary Kay Davis. Plus a one year subscription to our DREAM BIG digital magazine with access to thousands of art submissions and their accompanying stories. PLUS our gratitude and special thanks on our website.

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    ZERO-G Package ---- ART CALENDAR ---- You will receive one calendar depicting Dream Rocket art. Add on $15 for each additional calendar you want. Pick your favorite themed calendar: Peace, Space, Visionary, Health, Our Night Sky or Expressions of Freedom and Equality. We will deliver before the holidays. PLUS an official pledge certificate designed by Ewalt Elementary School in Augusta, KS.
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    MARS Package --- YOUTH SHIRT --- TWENTY ASTRONAUT AUTOGRAPHS!!!!! --- Includes autographs from 4 moon walkers --- Youth sizes XS, S, M, L, XL --- Shirt designed by Alexandra Sorto, a student at North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, GA. ---- Shirt color = Charcoal. Digital autographs. Do you know that there are only eight moon walkers still living? This shirt is a once in a life time opportunity. Would make an awesome gift for the holidays. PLUS an official pledge certificate designed by Ewalt Elementary School in Augusta, KS. PLUS you will have our gratitude and receive a special thanks on our website. --- This reward does not include rewards at upper or lower levels, see 'add ons' section to add additional rewards to this package.

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    METEORITES Package ---- APOLLO SPACECRAFT PAPER MODEL ---- You will receive five downloadable templates to help you construct a museum quality Saturn V moon rocket, over 4 feet tall. 1/96 scale ---- with Apollo 11 markings! Designed by Jonathan Leslie. PLUS an official pledge certificate designed by Ewalt Elementary in Kansas. PLUS our gratitude and receive thanks on our website. --- This reward does not include rewards at upper or lower levels, see 'add ons' section to add additional rewards to this package.

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    TRANQUILITY BASE Package ---- TICKET TO CELEBRATION ---- You will receive one ticket to a celebration under or near the wrapped Saturn V Rocket during the exhibit. We will provide live streaming for those who can't attend (you will still need a ticket). ---- ADD $25 for ea. adult ticket (19 yrs +). ---- ADD $10 for ea. youth ticket (18 - 11 yrs). ---- Children are free. ---- Tickets will be emailed. (Date TBA) PLUS an official pledge certificate designed by Ewalt Elementary in KS. PLUS our gratitude and thanks on our website. --- This reward does not include rewards at upper or lower levels, see 'add ons' section to add additional rewards to this package.

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    BLACK HOLE Package ---- DREAM ROCKET FOLLOWS ME + MUG + BUMPER STICKER---- @thedreamrocket will follow you on TWITTER. Plus receive an exclusive Dream Rocket MUG designed by students from Tesseract School in AZ. Plus a BUMPER STICKER that says, "I'm Dreaming Big." Add $10 if you would like autographs included on mug. PLUS an official pledge certificate designed by Ewalt Elementary in KS. PLUS our gratitude and receive thanks on our website. --- This reward does not include rewards at upper or lower levels, see 'add ons' section to add additional rewards to this package.

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    WOMEN WHO CHANGE THE WORLD Package ---- SET OF THREE MAGNETS ----A set of three magnets representing women who we think change the world. These are the first three in our 'timeline' series. Arrange them on your refrigerator and look for future sets to be released by our team. We are proud to have receive autographs from Gloria Steinem, Madeleine K. Albright and Jody Williams. PLUS an official pledge certificate designed by Ewalt Elementary in KS. PLUS our gratitude and receive thanks on our website. --- This reward does not include rewards at upper or lower levels, see 'add ons' section to add additional rewards to this package.

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    SHOOTING STAR Package ---- ALMOST ASTRONAUTS: 13 Women Who Dared To Dream ---- Receive one paperback copy that is personally autographed by author Tanya Lee Stone. "In 1961, thirteen women were tested to see if women were equally qualified to be astronauts as men. You probably don't know their story. There's a reason for that...." This book received a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, Jane Addams Honor, YALSA Nonfiction Finalist, Orbis Pictus Honor, and was awarded ALA's Sibert Medal for the best nonfiction book for young readers of 2010. PLUS an official pledge certificate designed by Ewalt Elementary in KS. PLUS our gratitude and receive thanks on our website. --- This reward does not include rewards at upper or lower levels, see 'add ons' section to add additional rewards to this package.

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    MOON Package ---- SHARED LUNAR SPACECRAFT ---- You will have the
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    DREAM BIG Package ---- LET US CREATE A DREAM ROCKET ARTWORK FOR YOU ---- We will create a 2-foot x 2-foot artwork for you with the theme of your choice. This artwork will be included on the wrap. (Example, I would like to request a panel to be made in honor of my niece who suffers with Hydrocephalus. She is the strongest young women I know.) PLUS an official pledge certificate designed by Ewalt Elementary in KS. PLUS our gratitude and receive thanks on our website. --- This reward does not include rewards at upper or lower levels, see 'add ons' section to add additional rewards to this package.

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    NOVA Package ---- (Set 1) 1,000 ART SUBMISSIONS --- Receive a booklet containing art submissions 1 - 1,000 along with their accompanying stories, spiral bound. Certificate of authenticity will be included. --- This reward does not include rewards at upper or lower levels, see 'add ons' section to add additional rewards to this package.

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    VISIONARY Package ---- SPONSOR AN ART EXHIBIT ---- You pick the venue and the theme for a 100+ Dream Rocket art exhibit. We will invite 800 - 2,500 students and individuals to submit art for this exhibit and based on the theme of your choice. (Dates TBA). PLUS an official pledge certificate designed by Ewalt Elementary School in Augusta, KS. PLUS you will have our gratitude and receive a special thanks on our website. --- This reward does not include rewards at upper or lower levels, see 'add ons' section to add additional rewards to this package.

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    SOLAR SYSTEM Package ---- You and a guest will be one of the few individuals to VISIT THE PROJECT STUDIO and meet the founder as she gives you a private tour and shares the project journey over one full day. Marsh will share with you drawings, notes, processes, and the art collection. PLUS, join a small group for breakfast/PICNIC ON THE LAST DAY OF INSTALLATION (the day before opening). PLUS, choose to join other volunteers to help with installation for one or more days. Travel accommodations for backers are not included. Date TBA. --- This reward does not include rewards at upper or lower levels, see 'add ons' section to add additional rewards to this package.

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    BEYOND OUR SOLAR SYSTEM Package ---- Receive one of everything mentioned in all above reward categories. PLUS, a PRIVATE DINNER with DRP founder Jennifer Marsh at a location of your choice (USA only). Perhaps you will choose to dine under or near the wrapped Saturn V Moon Rocket! (Note: Travel accommodations for backers are not included. Date TBA).

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Funding period

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