Happy New Year! We’ve arrived at 2018 and I couldn’t be more excited about where we’re headed this year with the podcast and what we’ve been able to do for our Patreon supporters. In case you missed it, we announced a huge overhaul to our goals and rewards for 2018 and I can’t wait to get going.
Thanks to all the Patrons who’ve pledged support already. We’re 76% of the way to our goal of $300/month to fund one annual trip to cover live events. Click here to join the growing number of Martians who help support the exploration of Mars. Here’s a look at everything Patrons have enjoyed over the last month!
- Bonus Content: Episode 34 (Laura Forczyk) – Laura shared some of her thoughts on the current state of the Space Tourism industry, what challenges it faces in the future, and how it might get off the ground (literally).
- New Patreon Goal – As part of the changes announced on Dec 20th, we created a new goal of $450/month. If we reach it, we’ll create the WeMartians Travel Grant, a competitive award for students travelling to conferences to share their work on Mars. It’s a way for us to give back to the Mars community & lend support to its exploration.
- New Patreon Rewards – We overhauled our rewards. We amped up the $3 and $5 levels with some new perks. We also introduced three new premier levels at $10, $15, and $25 that not only get you handwritten postcards from me with WeMartians stickers, but also permanent discounts in our new store!
- The Off-Nominal Discord – Rover-level and higher patrons enjoyed our new shared Discord Channel, Off-Nominal. Partnering with the Main Engine Cut Off Podcast, we’ve bridged two fan-bases together. It’s a community where space lovers can connect, share ideas, and discuss current events. So what have we been discussing so far?
- Lots of Falcon Heavy hype
- A rousing debate on the pros and cons of the SLS rocket
- Space T-Shirt Fridays, where we share some of our coolest space T-Shirts
- Bonus Content: Off the Cuff – “Should SLS be Cancelled?” – In our longest Off the Cuff yet, I explore some of the arguments for and against cancelling the SLS rocket, and why I think the argument is more complex than simply a cost issue.
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