As many of you know, there are currently two Space Elevator documentaries in the works and both of them are hoping to raise enough funds via Kickstarter to help them finalize their project.
A brief update on both:
Sky Line is a documentary about the people trying to build an earth-based space elevator. According to their most recent update, this project has 124 backers, has raised a little over $12K (out of the $20K they need) and has 7 days to go to get fully funded. In addition, they just sent out this status report:
As you may have heard, SKY LINE won indieWIRE’s Project of the Week on Monday, and it’s all thanks to YOU. It was certainly a photo finish, as we pulled ahead by 17 votes by the time the poll closed. We’re heartened by this growing community we’re building together, and look forward to continued success as we race toward the home stretch…
Speaking of finish lines, ours is only a week away! We’re so pleased to have broken the 12k funding barrier (again thanks to all 122 of you) but that also means we have another 8k to go if we want to collect the funds — which is crucial for us to complete this movie and enter it into festivals. So as always, PLEASE SHARE this project with friends and colleagues, and together we will get there. Here’s a handy link for sharing: http://kck.st/1BXblCZ
Shoot the Moon is a documentary about the people trying to build a lunar-based space elevator. According to their most recent update, this project has 294 backers, has raised a little over $18K (out of $37K) and has 13 days to go to get fully funded.
Please consider supporting one or both of these worthwhile projects – I have!