Students send their photos and letters to the Moon through the Blatantly Honest Foundation

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Celestis Inc. Partners with the Blatantly Honest Foundation to combat bullying.

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The Pledge Against Bullying programs were researched and tested, we are very proud of the results. A time-capsule program with a Moon landing is one of the remarkable rewards for students and parents as their names will be together forever among the stars.

The Blatantly Honest Foundation, in partnership with Celestis Inc., is sending children’s photos and personal letters up to the moon as part of their campaign to end bullying. The Pledge Against Bullying program works to help students who are victims of bullying and empower them to embrace who they are.

Celestis Inc., an organization that typically conducts memorial spaceflights, will be offering their services to send cherished items to the moon for individuals, corporations and foundations who opt in to promote anti-bullying. The first launch into space is planned to take off in the fourth quarter of 2020. Then in 2022, the rocket will launch a microchip with thousands of memories, photos and personal letters to permanently reside on the moon.

“Celestis is proud to work with the Blatantly Honest Foundation and help the Pledge Against Bullying program by sending microSDcards with students’ photos and personal letters on our next space mission to the Moon. Celestis recognizes the importance of the anti-bullying campaign and is glad to collaborate with Blatantly Honest Foundation to involve students in real space missions and keep our school environment safe for all students,” Charles M. Chafer, Celestis President and CEO.

The Blatantly Honest Foundation and Celestis Inc. have decided to work together and make the voyage to the moon for one reason – to empower those who feel powerless. Victims of bullying often feel helpless and invaluable, but the spaceflight aims to remind everyone that their story matters and they are more than just a victim.

With this program, students who’ve struggled with bullying, their families and friends, and even their pets now have the opportunity to live forever in outer space. These individuals have a constant reminder that no one can ever look down at them again, figuratively and literally.

The Pledge Against Bullying is a program adopted by the Blatantly Honest Foundation. The program, established by David Van De Velde, Founder of Ketel One Vodka and Van Gogh Vodka, works to educate students on bullying and how important self-confidence is to growing teens. Van De Velde partnered with Makaila Nichols, founder of the foundation, to produce effective school curriculums to change the culture of schools.

Students, families and organizations interested in sending their personal items to the moon or to learn more can visit the Blatantly Honest Foundation’s website under the moon landing tab. In order to make this launch a success we are hoping to involve as many people as possible because no one is alone in their fight against bullying.

Blatantly Honest Foundation

The Blatantly Honest Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that is run by Makaila Nichols and a prestigious board of directors. The foundation seeks to change the stigma behind bullying and other social issues by educating the public, encouraging students to share their stories and to become Blatantly Honest in their own lives. For more information about the foundation please visit: [

Celestis Inc.

Celestis Inc. is the pioneer and remains the only provider to have successfully conducted Memorial Spaceflights in the world for over 30 years with such a unique, memorable and meaningful experience at the launch site. Our company conducted 16 Memorial Spaceflight launches, including the first privately built rocket launched to space in 1982, a Memorial Spaceflight to the Moon and flights to Earth Orbit and Earth Rise. For more information about Celestis Inc. please visit: [

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