by Bill Nye, CEO, The Planetary Society
Well the change from 1.25 to 1.24 I think has to do with the 100k that is being matched? So they were able to revise the amount actually needed.
Very glad this got it's funding. This is going to be a very cool project! Can't wait to see it do it's stuff in space!
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So excited to be a part of this.
Yay! So exciting!
And that... Is how it's done.
Not the final frontier....the next frontier!
Its will be great, if humans think nore about space and science vice versa war and politics.... if that happens, all of us will live more happy, that now.
Congratulations to all and good luck to the LighSail team for a successful mission.
We did it! I'm so happy!, Congratulations to all that have helped to make it possible
Woohooo!! Great job Bill!
Woot! Congratulations! So glad I get to be a tiny part of this project. Thank you!
"The human adventure is just beginning"
Carl Sagan would be so proud to see a community like this one coming together for the greater good of space exploration. Congratulations and thank you Planetary Society!
It's obvious how much this project means to Bill and the rest of us. Keep up the good work everybody!
my sentiment may be a bit petty but I'd rather spend my money here, advancing science, than (taxed) to be turned into bombs to be dropped around the world.
Awesome! Congrats, Bill and everyone!
I feel very privileged to be part of the future. Thank you to all my fellow backers and the entire team working on the project itself. :D
Thank you Bill Nye, and congratulations fellow explorers! More to come!
Superb, thank to You!
Excited to be a part of this project and the Planetary Society! Go LightSail!
Glad to be part of this project!
Say no to Vertical video, Bill Nye as a scientist you should know better.
@Ian - no sneaky revision. We actually worked-up a budget in consultation with our Program Manager, Doug Stetson, and put that out as the stretch goal. The addition we needed above $1 million is, actually, $240,000. We have some additional budgeting yet to do for some spacecraft hardware, but those numbers were "hard" enough yet to include. We will do some additional private fundraising to meet the final total needed. Some folks would have expected us to simply round-up to the $1.25 mark, but we chose to call it straight. Thanks for raising the question!
Thank you for helping to keep science at the forefront of people's minds and allowing us to dream!
Congrats Lightsail team and Bill Nye!
Thank YOU Bill!
Extra special thanks to the great Carl Sagan for dreaming big and passing on his dreams to the next generation.
So happy I could contribute to this project. While I am no expert scientist or even a decent scientist, I love looking up information about planets and such, especially the infinite possibilities about exoplanets. I love coming across information such as the size and the period of time Jupiter's red spot has been active and thinking "I can't even imagine that here."
Thanks again, Bill Nye and all of the team making this possible.
Here's to the dawn of the next Golden Age of Sail
I'm honored to be apart of this! thank you to everyone involved with this project, it's pretty amazing! can't wait to see what happens, and help in any way I can.
The age of the mighty Sailing Ship is back!
I am LightSail!
So proud to be part of this, Bill! Let's change the world!!
I am very happy and proud to be one of the 23.331 people to support this wonderful project. Let's sail away into space next year!
This is the first time I pledge a project on kickstarter. So excited for the new age of solar sail. Let's make history together.
This is a kickstarter that I am extremely proud to be a part of and very excite to watch happen. Also I own part of a spaceship. -squee-
Yeeeee of course I'd support my nigga, Bill Nye!
I have only backed a handful of Kickstarter campaigns, and I am proud to count this as one of them.
I'd like to propose we christen the first true Light Sail Starship the L.S.S Carl Sagan
I'm very happy to have been able to help. I would love to see lightsail spacecraft zipping around the solar system in the future.
Carl Sagan would be proud of your efforts, Bill Nye, and it is like you are walking in his footsteps. He sat next to me in Bailey Hall at Cornell University once during a lecture and he was about as down to Earth as a person could get-who knew his head was always in the clouds!! (affectionately said)
My first project to support on kickstarter. Glad I was able to put in my little bit for such an important project. I am proud to be part of this community. Thanks Bill Nye for getting this out there.
Hi Bill Nye. I'm in hot water with the wife after donating a $1,000 and leaving her home alone with our five kids to see the launch.Think she's more jealous then mad LOL. Cant wait to meet you and watch the Falcon Heavy launch, Going to be one of the most amazing moments in my life. Thank you for this.