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Unlimited free energy from the sun will provide CubeSat propulsion and revolutionize access to space for low-cost citizen projects.
Unlimited free energy from the sun will provide CubeSat propulsion and revolutionize access to space for low-cost citizen projects.
Unlimited free energy from the sun will provide CubeSat propulsion and revolutionize access to space for low-cost citizen projects.
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    1. Missing avatar

      Matt on May 9

      If anyone is interested in purchasing my "party at the launch" seat please let me know. I'm interested in selling if possible.

    2. Bill Nye, CEO, The Planetary Society Creator on April 9

      @Keri and @Paul Lopes - as indicated in the update (#79) with the link to the poll, "If you backed the project at the 'Let's Party at the Launch' level or higher, you don't need to answer this survey as you are already 'on the list' for these activities!" For anyone in this group, you will automatically be included in the activities that we are planning at the appropriate level which, tentatively, will include such things as our mission briefing, the gala dinner, and the closest viewing option at Kennedy Space Center, as well as LS2 swag and the opportunity for a selfie with Bill. With the exception of the selfie opportunity (which is exclusive to Kickstarter backers at this level) this offer will be commensurate in value with an "all inclusive" ticket that we are developing and which will be available in limited quantity to Society members and backers. The poll is really about getting feedback as we build other options for backers and members who didn't select this level and who would like to come to the launch and participate in some manner. We still don't even have full details on the opportunities with KSC, so the information in the survey is simply intended to help guide us when that KSC plans are finalized and so that we can complete the planning process with everyone's interests and preferences in mind.

      So, in short, you've already got your E-ticket (to use on old Disneyland term). When plans are settled, we will email you directly with details. Thanks!

    3. Paul Lopes
      on April 9

      I received the same email and I'm now very confused. My original pledge says: "A formal invitation to join the mission team at the 2016 launch party at Cape Canaveral for LightSail AND the opportunity to take a selfie with Bill Nye" But now I receive an mail outlining the different levels of launch viewing areas, was one of these included in the pledge or not? If so, which one? I'd really like to speak with someone from this project regarding this to find out more.

    4. Keri on April 8

      I just got an email saying that tickets for the launch viewing are going to be sold for $75-$200 each. I pledged $1500 for a jacket and to see the launch, so I'm a bit upset. What will my $1000 to view the launch get me that is worth more than the $75-$200 tickets?

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      rasmus on April 6

      Hi Bill,
      Supporter from Sweden. I have gotten all my rewards and have loved all the work you and the guys have put in. Also love that you have given me/us a longer subscription for the papper.

      For the people who miss or havent recieved their rewards, i could only say..
      We are all writing history. We are changing the World and space as one unity,
      Love from Sweden

    6. Philippe van Nedervelde
      on March 3

      Bill, great going,... but I think I did not receive (all) my rewards for this campaign. Could you have that checked and have me PMed about this to take care of it? Tx!

      Ad astra!

    7. Bill Nye, CEO, The Planetary Society Creator on February 12

      @lifecycled - the first time you log in to, your default username will be the email you used to back LightSail. You can change it anytime after your initial login. Welcome to the Society!

    8. lifecycled on February 11

      Be able to spell planetary first ;)

      Planetary Society Membership:
      I have received my membership card and number, thankyou.

      How do I log into as a member?

    9. lifecycled on February 10

      Hi Over the Moon on SpaceX Heavy Lifter!

      Planatary Society Membership: I have received my membership card and number, thankyou.

      How do I log into as a member?

      Eon Musk and his 6000 strong team at SpaceX have succesfully launched a payload on a Mars Earth trajectory, plonking Starman riding a Tesla into an orbit around The Heart of the Sun! From our trip around the Dark Side of the Moon Earth is waking up.

      We always had the vison, now we have the tools, the Mars landing countdown just took a giant leap forward.

      I can't wait for Light Sail to addd to this mix.

    10. Akira Currier on February 6

      Thank you, email sent.

    11. Bill Nye, CEO, The Planetary Society Creator on February 5

      @Akira you can email to check on rewards.

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      JayKick on February 1

      Crazy Idea: Is it possible for radio amateurs to build a rig capable of receiving telemetry from LighSail 2? What are the signal specifications )frequency, modulation, data rate, etc.? In these days of software defined radio, it shouldn't be that hard to receive the telemetry.

    13. Akira Currier on January 30

      Hello folks, I did receive my centimetre of sail and certificate, but I have not received the Firecell/blanket/tote. If these were shipped already, is tracking information available? Thanks

    14. Bill Nye, CEO, The Planetary Society Creator on December 28

      @Brian we are still fulfilling Certificates of Sail - if you've had a change of address, please send it to Yours may have been sent but to the old address. Thanks!

    15. Brian on December 28

      I got everything but the certificate and my piece of sail. I've moved since backing this. I've accepted that I will never get it, now.

      I only just recently got the Planetary Society magazine (about the Eclipse), so considering how botched that was handled, there's no point in getting upset or surprised if I get it or not.

    16. Johnathan Butterworth on December 12, 2017

      I still have not received my backer rewards. I guess I'm not going to at this point.

    17. Henry Charles Young (Spazturtle) on November 27, 2017

      He just doesn't care about us, all Nye cares about is his moment of fame from this, he has gone from being a respected science ambassador to being an anti-science mouthpiece who screws over those who helped him.

    18. トーマス・ジャック on November 27, 2017

      I have since moved and never received my sail, is there a way for me to update my address? For the life of me I cannot find the original email for the backer kit info.

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      Laura MacDonald on November 27, 2017

      I got my add on rewards the pins and such, filled out the backer form or else they would not have arrived. But never got my centimeter of sail and certificate backer reward

    20. Rúben on November 27, 2017

      This never happened to me and I never got my google form at all. It feels like this was years ago. Lost faith in this to be honest:

      "In the most recent Kickstarter update, #73, we shared our final steps to complete the rewards process. First, we sent Backerkit surveys to those backers who still had not yet completed that step, and set a deadline of November 27th. If you received the reminder and completed it, thank you! Those rewards are in the process of being shipped.

      The next group to tackle was those who pledged to LightSail and had designated their rewards to someone else as a gift. Those backers were sent a Google Form to complete(...)

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      Howard on November 19, 2017

      I have just received my centimetre of sail and certificate. Thank you. Excessive amounts of patience required on this one.....

    22. Linda Alcorn-Burg on October 27, 2017

      I still have not gotten my backer rewards. I'm very sad.

    23. Robin Canfield on October 18, 2017

      How I envy the people that actually received their cm of sail.

    24. Rúben on October 7, 2017

      Still no cm of sail and both myself and the person I pledged for moved addresses (and country). Hoping to hear back from you guys. You day...maybe? :)

    25. Kyle Boone on October 1, 2017

      How can i confirm my address? I have moved since backing and concerned i will not get my cm of sail.

    26. Jacob on September 18, 2017

      Received my cm of sail and can't wait for the launch of LightSail2. Good Luck!

    27. Tsveta Koleva - Idle/Wild on September 15, 2017

      I'll be... Something. Guess what? Yup, sail in the mail. Hail!

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      Joel Baxter on August 27, 2017

      Yep, I just got my membership in the mail too. Along with a letter explaining that my info had been one of a few that needed extra manual repair/processing. Which is puzzling, since they had already sent me my sticker & pin like a year ago, but, whatever. Glad they eventually followed through. Still thoroughly puzzled at the communication failure from this organization.

    29. Tor Erik Tobiassen on August 25, 2017

      Holy moly! Finally got my cm o'sail!! I had written that of like a year ago.. Totaly stoked and ready to proudly frame it an show it off for the launch of lightsail 2. Thanks guys! :)

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      Matt Finnie on August 24, 2017

      Finally got my certificate and my membership! I was so excited when it showed up.

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      Paratyphi on August 24, 2017

      I received my certificate, but it's the name of my mother on it. As i was moving when i was asked my adress for the shipping of the hoodie, i gave the one of my mom to be sure to receive it. Now she's a confused space explorer policy advocate. ^^ Doesn't matter, i didn't backed for the goodies, i backed for sending lightsail into space! And i'm looking forward to this moment!

    32. craig
      on August 22, 2017

      whoa! First the moon casts a shadow over me, then I get my cm and membership? I guess this mean I win the powerball tomorrow? Thanks guys!

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      MYK on August 22, 2017

      We joined to support the vision of The Planetary Society and all those involved to further space exploration and knowledge. The"gifts" of pins, t-shirts, decals, and a centimeter of sail are great incentives, but was not our incentive to be a member and part of the Society and family. We will continue to participate in spite of receiving or not receiving "gifts" which we seen many have talked about. Keeping the faith, spreading their founders' vision, and being human.
      (Incidentally, there are at least 6 newsletters you can access, at your membership request site.)

    34. drow on August 22, 2017

      finally got my centimeter of sail! it's so beautiful... and tastes like mango. unexpected.

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      kirarista on July 31, 2017

      I received The Planetsry Report magazine in the mail today which is included in the that all membership is? No online access to updates about what the society does? CM of sail?

    36. craig
      on July 23, 2017

      Since they are too busy mailing me my cm of sail to post any updates, here's a link from their site about the lightsail launch getting pushed back to next summer.

    37. David Markland on July 18, 2017

      I received a reply to an email a month ago telling me my membership would be extended a year (though I've yet to receive membership info to begin with) and other rewards.
      That was a month ago.
      No follow up since.

    38. Carl Nelson on July 15, 2017

      I always assumed the centimeter of sail was symbolic.

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      Sean on July 13, 2017

      Like many others it seems I've yet to receive the centimetre of sail certificate and membership. One of the main reasons why I chose to back this project other than to assist in the progress of science and space travel. I still hold some hope that this will get sorted but after so long I'm not liking my chances. At the very least an update would be nice

    40. Russell Nightengale Jr. on July 12, 2017

      Whats the status on the CENTIMETER OF SAIL rewards??? I have yet to recieve mine.

    41. Steef de Jong on July 12, 2017

      Nye, quite the fall from grace.
      From "respected man" to Anti-Science guy, in 2 years.

    42. Tsveta Koleva - Idle/Wild on June 22, 2017

      Got a nice promotional email with the incredible proposition to pay for a membership.

      Angry? You betcha.

    43. Adam Florizone & Alicia Bloomfield on June 21, 2017

      I never got my "CENTIMETER OF SAIL" or membership... Whats going on?

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      kirarista on June 18, 2017

      I received emails announcing a store and welcoming me to the Planetary Society.

      There are no instructions as to how I can access this memebership! All I am getting are email/newsletter updates.

      Also, no information regarding centimetre of sail.

      This is unsatisfactory!

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      Anton on June 14, 2017

      Ok I have gotten an email letting me know they have a shop now.
      So maybe try to send the centimeter of sail AND the membership.

      You know fullfill what your backers paid for??

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      Vicknesh on June 13, 2017

      I too have not received my centimeter of sail or the membership. I did get the badge but I was really eagerly looking forward to the membership and to support them in future endeavours. It would be great if we got actual news instead of sending email updates about new online store opening (which they offer a discount to members but none of us here can utilise it because we haven't got our membership). It's a real disappointment to see The Planetary Society keeping mum about the backers questions but trying their hardest to get people interested in space exploration and science.

    47. David Markland on June 13, 2017

      Two years, no centimeter of sail, no membership.

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      Matt Finnie on May 25, 2017

      Any update for those affected by the data corruption?

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      Chris Clarke on May 19, 2017

      I have to laugh - I got an email from the nice Mr. Nye yesterday imploring me to join the Planetary society for $50 dollars a year. Where is my membership from this fundraiser? How can they expect to raise money in the future when they have scammed so many?

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