San Francisco prepares to build its first space portAnnalee Newitz6/17/10 3:23pmFiled to: SculptureConcept ArtArtRocketsBlack rock arts foundationRaygun Gothic38EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink With a rocket ship about to land by the Bay, can Starfleet Headquarters be far behind? Help San Francisco build its first space port - and support the arts, too! Advertisement The Black Rock Arts Foundation writes:The 40-foot-tall art piece, The Raygun Gothic Rocketship, offers rococo-futuristic, highly-stylized vision of space travel circa 1930's-1940's science fiction and is the latest in a series of temporary public art exhibitions sponsored by BRAF with the aim of enlivening and activating public spaces. The installation first landed at Burning Man 2009, and has subsequently appeared at NASA Ames for Yuri's Night, and at Maker Faire. The piece is comprised of a single rocketship, poised as if to board passengers for a typical run to a nearby stellar destination. When installed in San Francisco, the sculpture will be accompanied by a descriptive exhibit, a "rocket stop", which tells the story of the rocketship, provides route, schedule and other information. The installation will be illuminated for nighttime viewing. We need your support!!!Want to donate to the arts, and help build a rocket stop where cosmonauts can grab some lunch before heading back to the stars? Donate here.