Crowd Funded Movie Trailer Effort Has Gone Viral

Keith's note: As you have probably noticed by now I have been helping the AIA folks get the word out about their crowd funding campaign. Now the Challenger Center for Space Science Education has joined the effort. This is a chance for all NASA Watch readers to put their money where their mouths are so as to put a simple message about space in front of a movie audience inclined to be interested - and then offer them a suggestion as to what to do with that interest. No donation is too small. Every tweet or Facebook post helps. Indeed, more than half of the ~1,400 donors to date have given $10 - and the tally already stands at $44,000. What you see below is just the beginning of the media's interest in this project.

What NASA is unable to do due to silly government restrictions taxpayers are trying to circumvent - with their wallets. Its gone "viral" folks. It deserves your support.

WE ARE THE EXPLORERS: A movie trailer for our space program

"Now for the next "giant leap." With still weeks to go, we can expand our reach to the whole country. If we raise $94,000, our space program trailer will appear in at least one theater in every state in America. This new goal will expand our reach from 59 movie theater screens to 750 screens! If we raise more than the $94,000 goal, those additional proceeds will be used to enhance and grow Challenger Center's programs (see below) for space science education."

NASA Marketing Video to Run Before New 'Star Trek' Film, Bloomberg Business Week

"Crowdfunding campaigns are becoming increasingly popular in the space community," says AIA Director of Space Systems Dan Hendrickson, pointing to a recent fundraising effort to recover Lunar Orbiter mission data. "The original idea behind this campaign wasn't a response to budget cuts," he insists. "This is a campaign to highlight to our students and young people that human spaceflight is alive and well in the United States in the post-Space Shuttle era." Citing "immediate and overwhelming financial support," Hendrickson considers the experiment a success.

- Group raising money to let 'Star Trek' fans see NASA video, Houston Chronicle
- Nasa Indiegogo Campaign Reaches Funding Goal; Trailer To Be Shown Before "Star Trek Into Darkness", MovieViral
- NASA gets a plug in new 'Star Trek' film trailer, NBC
- Star Trek: Into Darkness Will Have a NASA Ad for Real-Life Starfleet, Gizmodo
- NASA Trailer Will Play Before New 'Star Trek' Movie, Mashable
- NASA movie trailer will run before Star Trek Into Darkness, Dvice
- Crowdfunded NASA PSA video will play before 'Star Trek Into Darkness', VentureBeat
- How to Advertise NASA Without Saying Its Name, Popular Science
- Scientists Crowdfund NASA Trailer For Star Trek Premiere, Escapist Magazine
- Help raise money for this kickass NASA video to appear before Star Trek Into Darkness!, io9
- Crowdfunding Campaign To Show Nasa 'We Are The Explorers' Ad Before Star Trek: Into Darkness, Huffington Post
- NASA Seeks to Reach Newer Generations at 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Screenings, Latinos Post
- Aerospace companies want help putting NASA video in theaters with next 'Star Trek' movie, Huntsville Times
- Space Engineers Launch Crowdfunding Campaign for NASA PSA Movie Trailer, Brand Channel
- NASA-Werbung vor "Star Trek Into Darkness", Trekzone Network
- Crowdfunding coloca video da NASA em sessoes de Star Trek, Exame.com
- NASA trailer reaches crowdfunding goal, will be shown before 'Star Trek: Into Darkness', The Verge
- We Are the Explorers: A Campaign to Save Space Exploration, Pop Sugar
- NASA Trailer Set To Play Before "Star Trek: Into Darkness", Geekmash
- NASA trailer to be aired with 'Star Trek: Into Darkness', Orlando Business Journal
- NASA's recent budget cuts could negatively affect the entire nation, Daily Illini
- Clever New Project Aims To Use 'Star Trek Into Darkness' To Promote Actual Space Exploration, Uproxx

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