Revised: July 10, 2016


Kickstarter Highlights 1 min 56 sec Dear Kickstarter Backers, There were 17,614 of you who pledged $1,505,366, a half million dollars over our original $1 million goal. Thank you for all of your support during the ARKYD kickstarter campaign! It was a resounding success, and we're so excited to be taking this journey with you to space.



Last Day to back the ARKYD kickstarter! 4 min 18 sec We passed our $1.3M campaign funding goal which funds a second ground station to double the rate of #SpaceSelfie and Astronomy data return and install this ground station at the site of an education partner.



We've Reached our $1M Target! 1 min 45 sec We passed our $1M campaign funding goal and are now on the way to our $2M stretch goal of searching for Alien Planets.



Asteroids and You! 3 min 56 sec A fun little video about asteroids and asteroid mining from Atomic Ginger Studios.



Kickstarting a Space Telescope?! 3 min 9 sec In the past few years the rise of crowdfunding has allowed for some pretty cool stuff to start existing. Hank Green discusses the ARKYD Kickstarter - Planetary Resources in partnership with the Museum of Flight and The Planetary Society Kickstart a space telescope. F'real.



PRI Team - Kickstarter Conversation 25 min 12 sec Chris Lewicki leads a conversation with a few of the technical staff at Planetary Resources talking about the Kickstarter campaign for a publicly accessible space telescope.

They talk about the various pledge levels of the Kickstarter and what you receive (besides the satisfaction of supporting the first crowd-sourced space telescope) for your pledge amount.




We the Geeks Google+ Hangout on Asteroids 50 min 36 sec A very interesting discussion of asteroids hosted by Cristin Dorgelo of the Whitehouse Office of Science and Technology Policy with Bill Nye, The Science Guy; Peter Diamandis of Planetary Resources; Lori Garber, Deputy Administrator of NASA; Ed Lu, Former Astronaut and CEO of B612 Foundation; and Jose-Luis Galache of the Minor Planets Center at Smithsonian Astro-Physical Observatory.



Jason Silva - Planetary Resources Kickstarter 7 min 11 sec Jason Silva, the "wonderjunkie" and the host of Brain Games on National Geographic put together an awesome video to share why he believes in the Planetary Resources team and the ARKYD's ability to extend the optic nerve of humanity.



Planetary Resources Kickstarter Update #1 7 min 11 sec The Planetary Resources kickstarter program passes the $500,000 in less than 48 hours. This is a true testament to public support for the first Publicly Owned Space Telescope.



Announcement of the ARKYD Kickstarter 48 min 13 sec Video of the Planetary Resources team at the May 29th press event announcing the ARKYD Kickstarter program, brought to you from the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington.



ARKYD: A Space Telescope for Everyone by Planetary Resources 4 min 18 sec Chris Lewicki presents the first publicly accessible space telescope! Take amazing photos of space or have your photo displayed above the Earth.



About the Arkyd-100 LEO Space Telescope 29 min 29 sec Peter Diamandis and Bill Nye talk about the Arkyd-100. You can participate!



Asteroid Mining: The Compelling Opportunity 29 min 29 sec Planetary Resources President/Chief Engineer (and former NASA scientist) Chris Lewicki presents his talk entitled, "Asteroid Mining: The Compelling Opportunity and What It Means For Mining On Earth, Today." Presented January 2013 at Cambridge House International's Vancouver Resource Investment Conference.



Asteroid Mining Mission 3 min 14 sec Planetary Resources' mission is to mine near-Earth asteroids for raw materials, ranging from water to precious metals. Through the development of cost-effective exploration technologies, the company is poised to initiate prospecting missions targeting resource-rich asteroids that are easily accessible. Resource extraction from asteroids will deliver multiple benefits to humanity and could be valued at billions of dollars annually. The effort will tap into the high concentration of precious metals found on asteroids and provide a sustainable supply to the ever-growing population on Earth.



Planetary Resources Team Video 6 min 47 sec It's about people, and our team members have landed spacecraft on Mars, started new industries, and financed some of the most unique and exciting companies of our time.

The company was founded by space visionary Peter H. Diamandis, M.D. and leading commercial space entrepreneur Eric Anderson, and is supported by an impressive investor and advisor group, including Google's Larry Page & Eric Schmidt, Ph.D.; film maker & explorer James Cameron; Chairman of Intentional Software Corporation and Microsoft's former Chief Software Architect Charles Simonyi, Ph.D.; Founder of Sherpalo and Google Board of Directors founding member K. Ram Shriram; and Chairman of Hillwood and The Perot Group Ross Perot, Jr.


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