By Land Wilson
Since the publication of Sofia's Dream, my interest in statements by astronauts hasn’t stopped. I have found that generations born after the Apollo program are in need of more content to fully understand the significance of the insights and knowledge that Apollo astronauts brought back to the world after their experience of seeing Earth from afar. Even generations who were around during the Apollo missions are inspired by reminders of what astronauts shared 40 years ago about the need to protect Earth.
The Earth View Society has just launched The Apollo Legacy Project on the funding platform, Kickstarter. The project aims to obtain and share with the world each Apollo astronaut's one statement they believe would most impact others to become better stewards of Earth. The statements will be shared in a free educational e-book with images from the NASA photo archive. The free e-book will include:
• Prefaces by one or more astronauts and one world-renowned planetary hero
• A foreword by Pierre Cousteau
• An introduction by Land Wilson
The eBook is scheduled to be released in late 2012.
Kickstarter is an amazing on-line service and ranks as the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. But much of the fundraising success boils down to the support that the creator generates among their community. It is an honor to be part of the Little Pickle Press community and it is a privilege to have the opportunity to share this project with you. Will you help make The Apollo Legacy Project a reality with a donation? Thank you!
For details go to: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/709234307/the-apollo-legacy-project
We're happy to share our latest news: Sofia's Dream just won a Gold Medal Moonbeam Award in the environmental category! Congratulations to Land Wilson, Sue Cornelison, and the entire Little Pickle Press production team.
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