Kick Asteroid!

A project in Pasadena, CA by Bill Nye, CEO, The Planetary Society

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Stop the Asteroid Threat
Backers: 1617
Average Pledge Per Backer: $47

Funded: $76,572 of $50,000
Dates: Jun 26th -> Jul 26th (30 days)
Project By: Bill Nye, CEO, The Planetary Society
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Latest News

You’ve made an impact!

July 26th - via:
Illustration by Dan Durda We hit 153% of goal—and it’s thanks to all of you!Thank you for joining the alliance and becoming a Planetary Defender to help us Kick Asteroid! You have wowed us with your generosity and we’re thrilled to be working... (Read More)

Success! A new goal for our final 27 hours plus the latest asteroid news

July 25th - via:
Hello Planetary Defenders!  Huge props to all of our backers and members who propelled us past Connie’s matching gift challenge, which goes directly to planetary defense, to meet our stretch goal. Thank you! As of this morning, we’ve exceeded... (Read More)

Announcing a new match challenge!

July 23rd - via:
Matching gift challenge—a big boost for our stretch goal!Hey Planetary Defenders - we’ve got exciting news to share! A Planetary Society member who is excited about our campaign wants to give Kick Asteroid a boost by issuing a $5,000 matching... (Read More)

Bill Nye Launches "Kick Asteroid" Campaign To Raise Awareness of Planetary Defense

July 23rd - via:
Bill Nye wants you to help him save the world from Armageddon-sized space rocks. (Read More)

We’ve soared past our goal—time to stretch + check out our new Dinosaur Bundle!

July 20th - via:
Let’s pause and celebrate—it’s thanks to you, our backers!Thank you for joining the alliance and supporting our project! We extend Bill’s high-five to you! We’ve got a stretch goalNow that we’re funded, it’s time to reach higher with... (Read More)

Poster reveal!

July 19th - via:
We are thrilled to share our final poster with you now that panel five, the panel that depicts three asteroid deflection methods, has been completed. Check it out! Final Kick Asteroid Poster We also want to thank you all - we are soooo close to goal... (Read More)

Live with Bill Nye this Thursday!

July 17th - via:
Join us on Thursday at 1 PM PT for a Kickstarter Live conversation Dr. Bruce Betts, The Planetary Society’s Chief Scientist, Barbara Turman, Manager of Individual Giving, and me. We’ll be talking about the asteroid threat and answering all your... (Read More)

Kick Asteroid Backer Poll and an exciting new reward!

July 15th - via:
On Thursday we’ll be introducing a new ‘Dinosaur Bundle’ reward level that will include: A T-shirt inspired by the first panel of the poster Two Chicxulub impact event stickers And we thought backers might enjoy having a Steve pin - you know... (Read More)

Join us Sunday: Live with Space Artist and Designer Thomas Romer

July 13th - via:
Join us on Sunday at 5 PM ET (2 PM PT) for a Kickstarter Live conversation with Thomas Romer, Chop Shop, Dr. Bruce Betts, The Planetary Society’s Chief Scientist, and Barbara Turman, Manager of Individual Giving.   Learn more about the creative... (Read More)

Bill Nye here: Wow—we're so close!

July 11th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 Launch of The Planetary Society’s new Be a Planetary Defender webpage Alongside our Kick Asteroid campaign, we’ve been working to... (Read More)

Poster Update: Hey Asteroids, Next Time We’re coming for you.

July 9th - via:
Our poster is 80% complete - the final panel will be here soon.Thomas Romer has done a wonderful job of illustrating four sizable asteroid events on the first four panels of our poster. The final panel will represent the top three deflection... (Read More)

Kick Asteroid approaching 75% of goal: Let’s keep the momentum going!

July 6th - via:
You continue to blow us away as we get ever closer to achieving our goal! Thank you for backing our project and please continue to spread the word by inviting your friends, family, and colleagues to join the alliance to save Earth! Another project in... (Read More)

Happy Asteroid Day!

June 30th - via:
The big day is finally here! In honor of Asteroid Day, we've got a couple of rewards to add—something fun and something really cool—as well as an add-on update.  We'll also use this opportunity to highlight our 5-Step Plan to Stop the Asteroid... (Read More)

Kick Asteroid at 50%: we've passed our first mission milestone!

June 29th - via:
How cool is that! We're over 50% of the way to our Kick Asteroid goal! Let's keep the momentum going!   Don't miss Bill in this morning's Asteroid Day broadcastOur CEO, Bill Nye, will be live on the Asteroid Day broadcast this morning at 7:58 a.m.... (Read More)

9 Amazing New Kickstarter Projects This Week

June 29th - via:
From a cardboard robot with AI, to an analog camper for the Instagram generation, these new Kickstarter projects are amazing! (Read More)

Kick Asteroid! on Trajectory

June 28th - via:
Wow! In just over 1 day we are approaching the 50% mark on our Kick Asteroid! funding goal. Thank you to the more than 540 backers who support our goal to help save the Earth from the threat of an asteroid impact. Bill Nye to Join Asteroid Day... (Read More)

Meteoric Progress!

June 27th - via:
Greetings!   We're off to a great start—we launched hours ago and are already 33% funded. Let's see if we can reach 100% by Asteroid Day this coming Saturday!  An asteroid impact is the only large-scale natural disaster which is preventable. We... (Read More)

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