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Engage, inspire and indulge your thirst for knowledge and wine.
Members of the Society receive a guaranteed allocation of Rocket Science Proprietary Red twice per year, and a slew of otherworldly perks. Stake your flag in our newest Proprietary White by requesting to swap a bottle or two in for your reds.
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(all-red shipment; white by request only, beginning fall 2017)
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Benefits of Belonging
- Shipments of Rocket Science by Caldwell twice per year
- Intelligence Briefs to keep you up on exciting news in technology, space exploration, art, science and wine
- Invitation to our annual WINEstein stargazing and campfire event during the Perseid Meteor Shower in August
- Be a judge and help us select the finalists for the annual Rocket Science Back Label Contest
- The chance to win tickets to the California Academy of Sciences’ Big Bang party
- Complimentary tastings for 2 in the Caldwell Cave
- First rights to our limited glow-in-the-dark Rocket Science magnums
Rocket Science Intelligence Briefs are where we collect the day’s most exciting specimens of science news and culture for the betterment of all mankind. Our objective: to expand and inspire the mind in infinite directions and dimensions, and support a culture of curiosity about technology, science, and doing the impossible. In a world of rules and regulations, equations and singular solutions, cannot and impossibilities, there exists the outlier. Say hello to the what if, the believer, the against-all-odds achiever.
Now begins the sharing.
One of our biggest inspirations is Carl Sagan, who was faced with the challenge of how to convey what Earth is to other life forms (as in extraterrestrials) back in 1977. NASA wanted him to compile an interstellar time capsule that could be dispatched into space aboard the Voyager. Sagan chose a record format so that sounds could be shared, along with information and images. Among the 115 photos of our planet that he selected were images of a nursing mother, DNA structure, people eating and drinking, an eagle in flight, elephants in Thailand, and (thrillingly for a Bostonian) the Charles River. There were salutations in 55 languages from Aramaic to Urdu (plus one from humpback whales), as well as the sounds of earth – kissing, rain, laughter, heartbeats – and a 90-minute cross section of music ranging from Stravinsky to Senegalese percussion to Louis B. Armstrong. What Sagan chose for the record recounted a beautiful story of Earth, not just for the unknown and future forms of life who might – by some incredible cosmic happenstance – someday find it, but also for humans themselves. Sagan called his piece “Murmurs of Earth.” You can see the images and music here on youtube.
We like to think of what we're doing here as our own record, a capsule of ideas that we too are thrusting out into the universe, hopefully to be appreciated both in our time, and ones to follow.
For Intelligence Briefs’ inaugural launch, we’re looking at the human experience in space. Is sex in space as heavenly as we think? How does a hedonist sit down to a feast in zero gravity? Can space-grown grapevines boost wine quality to celestial levels?
Like all good WINEsteins, we're all about sharing and collaboration. If you've got something you think is inspiring, send it our way.