Space Start-up Uwingu to ‘transform the landscape’ of Space Funding
I’m a huge fan of independent science and technology efforts. In many cases, researchers and educators can do great things with very little money, but of course, they usually can’t do anything without any funding at all.
With a sluggish economy, research and education budgets are facing major cuts, and with those cuts, some projects have to be placed on hold or cancelled entirely. A new start-up led by Dr. Alan Stern (Principal Investigator for New Horizons) aims to create new sources of funding for researchers and educators involved in space and astronomy.
Over the past two years, Stern and his team have designed and built products that will help people relate better to the sky and to space. The profits from these purchases will then be used to fund space exploration, space research, and space education. The products will be marketed globally, via the Internet. Stern and his team hope that sales of Uwingu’s products will raise millions of dollars annually for The Uwingu Fund.
If you’d like to learn more about Uwingu fund raising campaign, watch the video shown above, or visit: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/180221?a=707906