The Dream Rocket project needs you! (Click here to learn more about the project.) They have a Kickstarter campaign with which they hope to raise $100,000 by October 14, 2014. The funds raised will be used to build a framework around a Saturn V rocket. This framework will hold a 32,000 square foot quilt (click below to see artwork images.) They must meet mandatory deadline dates with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center for their contract to stay in force. These dates are approaching and if they cannot meet their funding goal, they will likely not meet their deadlines, and the five-year project will have to close up shop.
View over 6,000 images of art on Flickr here.
Each contributor will receive a gift, depending on the size of the donation. Some of the gifts are pretty awesome, including a set of three "Women who Change the World" magnets and an adult-size shirt with Twenty Astronaut autographs.
The Dream Rocket Project began in 2009 with an ultimate goal of collecting 8,000 works of art that would be assembled side-by-side and used to wrap the Saturn V Moon Rocket at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) in Huntsville, Alabama. A temporary installation is scheduled from May 1 - June 30, 2015.
The Apollo program is a powerful story about sacrifice, innovation, collaboration, and achievement despite adversity.
Through research and creative arts, we discovered a similar thread of perseverance and teamwork. People of all ages explore, learn, and question the world around us, which has inspired us to “Dream Big,” and ask, “How can we make a difference”? By wrapping the Saturn V with our dreams, the rocket can serve as an inspiring visual symbol of our collaboration and perseverance.
Your pledge will make it possible for youth from around the world to connect to this mighty rocket, which sends a powerful message to youngsters about successes beyond our current imagination.