Crowdfunding

LunarSail Project: Using a Solar Sail to Launch a Lunar Satellite

LunarSail Project: Using a Solar Sail to Launch a Lunar Satellite

In 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Forty-four years later, an enterprising non-profit is building the first privately-owned spacecraft for launch into lunar orbit and using crowdfunding and social media on the internet to enable the public to participate. Named LunarSail, the goal of the project is to give students and the public the opportunity to...

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The uBiome Project — Interview with Jessica Richman

The uBiome Project — Interview with Jessica Richman

uBiome has launched the world's first citizen science effort to map the human microbiome. uBiome provides participants with a catalog of their own microbes, detailing the microbial composition of the body and explaining what is known about each genera of microbe.

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