Patreon Highlights – January 2018

February 3, 2018

Well, it’s been one full month of pledges since we announced a huge overhaul to our Patreon goals and rewards for 2018 and I’m so proud of everything we’ve accomplished.

Thanks to all the Patrons who’ve pledged support already. We’re 92% of the way to our goal of $300/month to fund one annual trip to cover live events. This is so close! I think we can reach it this month. Here’s a look at everything Patrons have enjoyed over the last month!

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  • Introducing the Red Planet Review (4 episodes) – We kicked off our new series this month, a short weekly podcast covering Mars news headlines from around the world. It’s a great way to stay on top of current events while waiting for new interviews in the regular show. It’s for our Lander-level patrons ($3+/month), but the first episode was published for free if you’d like to try it out!
  • Interview Questions – Some of our Patrons used their Rover-level ($5+) privileges to submit questions for interviews ahead of time. Listener Lars got his question read on Episode 35 and listener Kris got his read on Episode 36!
  • Bonus Content: Episode 35 (Brendan Byrne & Emilee Speck) – Brendan and Emilee share some of their thoughts on Commercial Crew, Blue Origin’s new Rocket facility in Florida, and the OSIRIS-REx mission.
  • Bonus Content: Episode 36 (Farah Alibay) – Farah told us the story of her past internships at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, what she learned from the experience, and some of her work studying Mars Sample Return architectures.
  • Discord Highlights – Over on the Off-Nominal Discord, our Rover-level ($5+) patrons continued to share in all kinds of great discussions. Of course, there was a lot about Falcon Heavy as we approach the launch. But also about in-situ resource utilization, deep space communication, and some more frivolous things, too. Some of our listeners built a Launch Alert bot that feeds live rocket launch information right in to the chat! It’s a seriously cool place that I definitely recommend you check out.

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