CREATE + EDUCATE = INNOVATE. Funds will be used to build the framework that will hold this 32,000 square foot quilt.
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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.”
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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)
"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.
"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.
"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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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