Aug 16, 2012 (Uwingu PR) – XCOR Aerospace, a leader in commercial suborbital spaceflight, has become a corporate sponsor of Uwingu LLC’s crowd-sourcing campaign to generate funds to launch its first web-based products.
Uwingu is a space-themed, for profit start up seeking crowd-sourced funding to launch an ongoing series of public engagement projects. Uwingu’s mission is to use proceeds from those projects to generate funding for space exploration, research, and education efforts around the world. Uwingu’s crowd funding agent is IndieGoGo, a leader in the field.
Uwingu (which means “sky” in Swahili, and is pronounced “oo-wing-oo”) was formed by a team of leading astronomers, planetary scientists, former space program executives, and educators. Included in the company’s portfolio of space heavyweights are space historian and author Andrew Chaikin, space educator Dr. Emily CoBabe-Ammann, citizen science leader Dr. Pamela Gay, author and museum science director Dr. David Grinspoon, planet hunter Dr. Geoff Marcy, planetary scientist and aerospace executive Dr. Teresa Segura, planetary scientist and former NASA science boss Dr. Alan Stern, and planetary scientist and CEO of the Planetary Science Institute, Dr. Mark Sykes.
Uwingu’s crowd-sourcing campaign launched over two weeks ago and has 4 weeks to go.
Visit Uwingu’s crowd-sourcing campaign at: http://www.indiegogo.com/