So this is a pretty big project, not an easy feat for anyone to accomplish. Michael is the mad scientist, who knows everything about the project . He has dedicated his career to this thing and has a vast network of people who will help him build the LSEI. So, got it, Michael is important and makes active contribution to the project regularly. In actuality, Michael is everything that this project is.
So how are us interns helping? It’s a funny topic of conversation for my friends. Whenever my job gets brought up, someone asks the question of how I’m exactly helping. It’s not too common that a recent graduate is working on a space technology project, let alone something that they refer to as a “Moon Elevator.”
Well, Griffin and I are like Michael’s second and third right hands. There are so many tasks to accomplish and aspects of the company to work on that Michael has to prioritize his tasks very carefully. However, that is not to say that lower priority items don’t need to be happening immediately as well. Griffin and I pick up those lower priority items, that are critical to the development of the company but perhaps less pressing than other issues.
There is so much that goes into this project and this company that our priority list is constantly being shifted around as we react to developments and correspondence. On top of already being a tough job to explain to people, the things I’m actually working on change constantly as well. I initially started working on the website, then preparing a set of briefing documents for one of Michael's connections, and now, I’m writing some content that will be used in LiftPort’s upcoming book release. It never gets boring, that’s for sure. I’m just happy I can help with this project at all.
-Jeremy Wain Hirschberg