Scott, a NASA veteran who previously held the record for the longest space flight, is no stranger to delving into the unknown. His introduction into the field of NFTs is a natural progression for this space pioneer, who views NFTs as the cornerstone of the metaverse – a brand-new digital cosmos that is still in its infancy but has boundless potential.
Kelly has orbited the Earth over 8,300 times, traveled over 200 million miles, and visited or flown over several locations of the planet, providing him with a unique perspective. Kelly will launch his NFT today, on the International Day of Human Space Flight, to enhance awareness and exposure of bitcoin and NFTs as metaverse building blocks, as well as to link the modern human’s two primary frontiers, the digital and physical worlds.
“Similar to space travel, the metaverse might not seem accessible to the masses at present time. In addition to rekindling interest in space, I am most honored to be able to assist the people of Ukraine during their time of crisis by donating 100% of net proceeds from the initial sale to the Global Empowerment Mission. My hope is that this NFT collection not only inspires those who opt into auction, but also uplift those who are going through the darkest time in human history,” Astronaut Scott Kelly added.
Orange Comet, a forward-thinking content production company focusing on blockchain experiences, was tasked with bringing Dreams Out of this World to life.
“It’s been an incredible journey to partner with a visionary like Scott Kelly on his first NFT project. He’s experienced the world from a very rare perspective, which offers another level of unique ingenuity and imagination that our team was able to translate within the NFT creative,” said Dave Broome, CEO, Orange Comet. “We’re also honored that along with Scott we will be donating the proceeds from this NFT to humanitarian aid in Ukraine. This project is rooted in inspiration and hope – messages that we truly need in the world right now.”
Throughout high school and college, the self-described “man of the people” was a notoriously bad student and an avid daydreamer. He found accidental inspiration here in Tom Wolfe’s acclaimed portrayal of the life of the first Americans to explore space, The Right Stuff. Kelly, a firm believer in inspiring future generations, offers this NFT drop as a love letter to all the daydreamers out there who may not have discovered their calling yet, to demonstrate what is possible when inspiration strikes and you believe in making dreams a reality regardless of how far-fetched they may appear at the time.
With the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, Kelly is pleased to contribute 100% of the net proceeds from the debut NFT sale to the Global Empowerment Mission to support them in continuing their work helping Ukraine’s fight against Russia. Kelly is a fervent advocate for peaceful international relations to advance the human race, and he intends to do all possible to ensure that liberty triumphs.
“We are here to help in the midst of extreme disaster and crisis, and GEM is so appreciative of each and every effort that comes in to support the mission. Every donation, creative endeavor, organization, and partner plays a huge role in the sustained success of the longstanding relief efforts we are able to provide as a non-governmental organization, and we thank Scott and team for their gracious donation and creative efforts to support and provide aid,” said Michael Capponi, President, Founder, Global Empowerment Mission.
At 9 a.m. PT, Kelly’s NFT will be available for purchase on OpenSea. (Auction page link)
The auction will take place in English over 72 hours and will go as follows:
Space Souvenirs at Scott Kelly’s Dreams Out of This World Auction (Link to auction)
1 of 1 NFT paired with Scott’s flying suit
1 of 1 paired with Scott’s space gloves
1 of 1 paired with Scott’s command cap
Apart from the auction itself
Scott Kelly’s Postcards from Space Collection: Extraordinary Dreams (Link to collection)
1 of a total of 1 generative work (total of 3,333)
Individuals will purchase a reservation for a certain NFT during this phase of the drop, which will be teased starting April 12th.
On April 15th, at 9 a.m. PT, each user will have complete access to all collected NFTs.