Bitter Jester Creative, Inc, the official documentary crew of the Spaceward Games, is working on a full length documentary about the competition.
Here are a few clips from the project.
(click on the images to watch the video clips)
"This clip is just a snippet of the many complexities involved in the
competition and serves as an introduction to both the visionary future
and hard realities of this fast-paced and sometimes hazardous challenge."
"This clip introduces some of the participants involved in
the Spaceward Games and encompasses just a handful of people we have
interviewed. Less a cohesive narrative and more a slice of the various
personalities we will follow throughout our documentary, this piece is
the first step in telling this incredible story."
Special thanks to Chicago video production company Bitter Jester Creative for letting us share these videos!
The New York Times
Magazine did an article on garage inventors and how they may revive the space
program. It's a lot to live up to. The really awesome part is that we are (Or
more specifically me in my messy garage) on the cover. I would have liked to emphasize
my team members more, as "WE" got "US" here. The magazine
is an insert in the Sunday paper, which has a circulation of about 2 Million.
That is bigger than Popular Science or Rolling Stone that each have about 1.5
million. Unless you figure that half the NYT subscribers just toss the magazine
after they read the funnies.
Read the article here
This is the clip of the one hour broadcast of the KC Space Pirates on The Walt Bodine Show on the local NPR radio station (KCUR)
Listen with ITunes: Click Here
Download MP3: Click Here
These are our 2006 solar cells.
Nova Science Now did an impressive story on the elevator and the competition.
You can view it here.
We knew that our hard hats were popular but I had no idea how popular. Now if I can just make that a sponsor's logo. ;)
We were also on The Science Channel in Dec but it is not streamable online. :(
Check out the links page for more news coverage.