San Francisco prepares to build its first space port

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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!

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.

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Very Little Gravitas Indeed

Wish they would hit the east coast, looks pretty cool. Of course, that goes for Maker Faire too, and plenty of other things I hear about from the west coast.

A guy I know jokes about us being stuck on the "least coast"