by Suzanne Scoggins, Director of Women's History
August 5, 2010 · Comments Off
The sketches for our new Amelia Earhart balloon are in—and they’re gorgeous! We sent our 99 Club members the first view earlier this week and got some great feedback. The artist made a couple of tweaks based on their comments, and now the final versions are ready.
Here’s the birdseye view:
Yes, we’re being sneaky—don’t you want to see Amelia’s face? But we’re holding on to the other elevations and detail drawings until our 99 Club members can see them first.
The next step is for the designers and engineers at StarBound Entertainment (the balloon makers) to create a clay model of the balloon. We’re shooting for a test flight in a Labor Day parade, with a big-venue major debut for Thanksgiving. Our volunteer staff at EVE is busy getting the parade banner designed, ordering the flight suits for the “ground crew” (the balloon handlers who guide the balloon in the parade), and doing a thousand other things.
But we still need to raise the rest of the cash!
We already have 52 members of the 99 Club, and we’re looking for 47 more. The clock is ticking and the calendar pages are flipping. We need to pay the artist, pay for the balloon, pay for the parade banner, pay for the flight suits—pay, pay, pay!
Please join the 99 Club today and invite all of your friends to do the same. And remember—your contribution is tax-deductible.
We’re almost there!