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Rocketship in Civic Center Blog

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

A nice write-up of the installation, with some great day-time photos.

You can see it here!

San Francisco Sentinel Write Up

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

You can get a nice write up and some good photos of the ship HERE.

KTVU Video Report on Rocketship Opening

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

You can check it out here!

ABC News Report – Tuesday Night Install

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

CBS Channel 5 News Report of Rocketship Landing

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

Check out a nice report on Channel 5, from yesterday’s unveiling and opening!

You can see it here.

Just wait for the 15 second commercial to finish. Video Interview

Monday, June 14th, 2010

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The Rocketship is Coming to San Francisco!!

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Late yesterday afternoon, the SF Port Commission voted unanimously to approve the installation of the Raygun Gothic Rocketship at Pier 14, on the San Francisco Waterfront. Along with the approval, the Port also agreed to donate $15,000 towards our project budget.

A small crew contingent, along with members of BRAF, and Leslie Pritchett – our steadfast liaison throughout this process, were on hand for the meeting.

Our contacts at the Port, Dan and Phil, did a great job of organizing the proposal, outlining the mechanics of the installation and addressing basic questions and concerns. Speaking in support of our project and temporary art in general was Mike Farrah, a senior adviser to Mayor Gavin Newsom, and PJ Johnston, President of the SF Arts Commission.

So with the approval in hand, the hard work can begin. Stay tuned for more exciting details on fundraising, ship prep, Rocket Stop fabrication, and much more!

SF Examiner Article “Rocket art landing on SF Waterfront”

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Check out today’s SF Examiner for the article about the hoped-for installation at Pier 14.

See it here:  Link

Bring the Rocket Stop to San Francisco

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

That’s right folks – at the Port Commission of San Francisco’s next meeting, on Tuesday June 8th, they will discuss and have the opportunity to approve the installation of the Raygun Gothic Rocket at Pier 14 on the SF Embarcadero!

This is a tremendous opportunity for the crew and supporters of the Rocketship, for the Black Rock Arts Foundation, and for all of those citizens that would like to see more public art in our city. Although the rocketship will be closed to visitors, we are designing an informative kiosk, very much in keeping with the overall aesthetic of the ship, that will delight and share our story with the public. Cast in the guise of a ‘rocket stop’, it is to space travel what the bus stop is to public transportation.

The installation is being sponsored by the Black Rock Arts Foundation, with financial support from the Port of San Francisco and people like you!  (More information on how to help will be posted once we receive official approval.)

The (open session of the) Port meeting will be held on Tuesday June 8th, beginning at 3:15 PM. We are item #10 on the agenda. Public comment is permitted, and we’d love to see some of you come out and voice your support for this opportunity.

In the meantime, check out the beautiful fundraising poster created by our Chief Design Rocketeer Jody Medich:

Pier 14 Fundraising poster by Jody Medich

Rest assured we’ll be in touch following the meeting.

Grab your towel, and get ready for an adventure!

NBC Bay Area: The Raygun Gothic Rocketship at NASA Ames for Yuri’s Night

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

The Rocketship was a huge hit at this weekend’s Yuri’s Night Festival at the NASA Ames Research Center ion Mountain View California.

First press is coming in now…check it out!