Crowdsourcing Space Studies

As we start moving toward the privatization of space exploration, it's probably only natural that someone would think about crowdsourcing space studies.  Uwingo, a start-up company with the goal of funding space experiments and programs, is taking the leap:

Uwingu, which means “sky” in Swahili, is a small start-up company, a for profit LLC, consisting of astronomers, planetary scientists, former space program executives, and educators who passionately want to create new ways for space exploration, research, and education to be funded.  They are looking for start-up capitol of $75,000 to build and market products in order to generate funds for grants for space and astronomy research.  I wish they'd tell us a little more about this product they are developing, but I am definitely for the overall goal.

Their target date is less than a month away, and they are falling far short of their goal.  They have donation levels starting at $10.  If you are interested in being a small part of the space race, this might be a place to put in your two cents (times 500).  I contributed last week--my first-ever step into crowdsourcing.

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