Josh Richards is creating personal articles on space exploration
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First Flight
$1 or more per month 1 patron
"Looking at the earth from afar you realize it is too small for conflict and just big enough for co-operation." - Yuri Gagarin, first human in space


Pledge $1 or more for:

  • Exclusive Access to Patron-Only Posts - Get news on what I'm up to, drawings, articles and all sorts of other content not available anywhere else!
  • Monthly Newsletter - A round-up of all the articles, interviews and other mischief that's happened that month


Low Earth Orbit
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
"There's something magical about pushing back the frontiers of knowledge." - Sally Ride, first US woman in space

Pledge $5 or more for:

  • Early Access To Space Articles - In-depth articles on human space exploration covering everything from the science & engineering to the psychology & cultural impacts.
  • All lower reward levels - Patron-Only News/Drawings/Articles, and Monthly Newsletter
Spacewalker
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
"I'm coming back in . . . and it's the saddest moment of my life." - Ed White, first American to walk in space

Pledge $10 or more for:

  • Early Access To Personal Posts - Monthly articles taking a deeply personal look at life on Earth as a candidate for a one-way mission to Mars. 
  • All lower reward levels - Patron-Only News/Drawings/Articles, Monthly Newsletter, Space Articles
Mostly Harmless
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
"First, it is slightly cheaper; and secondly it has the words DON'T PANIC inscribed in large friendly letters on its cover.

- Samantha Cristoforetti, reading "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" aboard the International Space Station


 Pledge $15 or more for: 

  • Exclusive Access to Personal Journal Entries - You'll be able to read selected entries from handwritten journals I've maintained since 2011, with retrospective insights on how things have changed and where I'm going next.
  • Behind-the-Scenes Content - They say you have to kill your darlings, but you'll have exclusive access to the trove of material that I have to cut from my books & articles 
  • All lower reward levels - Patron-Only News/Drawings/Articles, Monthly Newsletter, Space & Personal Articles
Star Sailing With Sagan
$25 or more per month 4 patrons
"A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic." - Carl Sagan, author of Cosmos

THIS is the big one!

Pledge $25 or more for:

  • Exclusive Draft Access - My next book Cosmic Nomad is a vulnerable and deeply personal look at how signing up for a one-way mission to mars has changed my life on Earth, and you'll see every step of it's writing and editing months before it's published
  • Book Acknowledgement - You've helped me make Cosmic Nomad a reality so I want to thank you in the acknowledgements of every copy that's published
  • Early Signed Book - A print copy of Cosmic Nomad  signed on the inside cover with a personal note of thanks before it's publicly published
  • Early Digital Book - A digital copy of Cosmic Nomad  in the Ebook format of your choice before it's publicly published
  • Early Audiobook - Download or stream the Cosmic Nomad audiobook before it's publicly published
  • All lower reward levels - Patron-Only News/Drawings/Articles, Monthly Newsletter, Space & Personal Articles, Personal Journals, and Behind-the-Scenes Content

 

Going Interstellar
$100 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
"The future never just happened. It was created." - Mae Jemison, Principal of 100 Year Starship

Pledge $100 or more for:

  • Monthly Video Call - I love speaking to people about space exploration, so I'll call you or someone you choose for a chat where you can ask me about life, the universe and everything.
    Want me to speak to a classroom or museum full of kids about space each month? Or your business about leadership & teamwork? This level is the way to do it!
  • All lower reward levels - Patron-Only News/Drawings/Articles, Monthly Newsletter, Space & Personal Articles, Cosmic Nomad Drafts/Acknowledgement/Signed/Ebook/Audiobook, Personal Journals, Behind-the-Scenes Content
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First Flight
$1 or more per month 1 patron
"Looking at the earth from afar you realize it is too small for conflict and just big enough for co-operation." - Yuri Gagarin, first human in space


Pledge $1 or more for:

  • Exclusive Access to Patron-Only Posts - Get news on what I'm up to, drawings, articles and all sorts of other content not available anywhere else!
  • Monthly Newsletter - A round-up of all the articles, interviews and other mischief that's happened that month


Low Earth Orbit
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
"There's something magical about pushing back the frontiers of knowledge." - Sally Ride, first US woman in space

Pledge $5 or more for:

  • Early Access To Space Articles - In-depth articles on human space exploration covering everything from the science & engineering to the psychology & cultural impacts.
  • All lower reward levels - Patron-Only News/Drawings/Articles, and Monthly Newsletter
Spacewalker
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
"I'm coming back in . . . and it's the saddest moment of my life." - Ed White, first American to walk in space

Pledge $10 or more for:

  • Early Access To Personal Posts - Monthly articles taking a deeply personal look at life on Earth as a candidate for a one-way mission to Mars. 
  • All lower reward levels - Patron-Only News/Drawings/Articles, Monthly Newsletter, Space Articles
Mostly Harmless
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
"First, it is slightly cheaper; and secondly it has the words DON'T PANIC inscribed in large friendly letters on its cover.

- Samantha Cristoforetti, reading "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" aboard the International Space Station


 Pledge $15 or more for: 

  • Exclusive Access to Personal Journal Entries - You'll be able to read selected entries from handwritten journals I've maintained since 2011, with retrospective insights on how things have changed and where I'm going next.
  • Behind-the-Scenes Content - They say you have to kill your darlings, but you'll have exclusive access to the trove of material that I have to cut from my books & articles 
  • All lower reward levels - Patron-Only News/Drawings/Articles, Monthly Newsletter, Space & Personal Articles
Star Sailing With Sagan
$25 or more per month 4 patrons
"A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic." - Carl Sagan, author of Cosmos

THIS is the big one!

Pledge $25 or more for:

  • Exclusive Draft Access - My next book Cosmic Nomad is a vulnerable and deeply personal look at how signing up for a one-way mission to mars has changed my life on Earth, and you'll see every step of it's writing and editing months before it's published
  • Book Acknowledgement - You've helped me make Cosmic Nomad a reality so I want to thank you in the acknowledgements of every copy that's published
  • Early Signed Book - A print copy of Cosmic Nomad  signed on the inside cover with a personal note of thanks before it's publicly published
  • Early Digital Book - A digital copy of Cosmic Nomad  in the Ebook format of your choice before it's publicly published
  • Early Audiobook - Download or stream the Cosmic Nomad audiobook before it's publicly published
  • All lower reward levels - Patron-Only News/Drawings/Articles, Monthly Newsletter, Space & Personal Articles, Personal Journals, and Behind-the-Scenes Content

 

Going Interstellar
$100 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
"The future never just happened. It was created." - Mae Jemison, Principal of 100 Year Starship

Pledge $100 or more for:

  • Monthly Video Call - I love speaking to people about space exploration, so I'll call you or someone you choose for a chat where you can ask me about life, the universe and everything.
    Want me to speak to a classroom or museum full of kids about space each month? Or your business about leadership & teamwork? This level is the way to do it!
  • All lower reward levels - Patron-Only News/Drawings/Articles, Monthly Newsletter, Space & Personal Articles, Cosmic Nomad Drafts/Acknowledgement/Signed/Ebook/Audiobook, Personal Journals, Behind-the-Scenes Content