Today was a quiet day on the Space Elevator front. Much of the day was taken up with mundane stuff that’s not very interesting.
However, towards the end of the day, I got two requests for interviews – one a podcast, and another from a significant technology website. The first was due to a long-ago employee that now works at the State Department, that introduced me to a friend of his. And I think the second is due to my recent restart of posting updates – the editor there covered our story several years ago. So I’ve scheduled one of those for Sunday, and the other is still pending, but probably early in the week. Once those are live, I’ll let you know. I don’t know how in-depth those will be, but I have a hunch that one will be very detailed. Hopefully that will answer some of your ongoing questions. (As I said yesterday, I’ll spend time over the weekend responding to many of your comments and questions.)
The only other thing that was actually relevant to our combined project was this: I had a long chat with my city’s Director of Economic Development 10 days ago. I told him a lot about what’s going on. He agreed to convene a meeting with the local Universities, civic and commercial groups, makerspaces, incubators, and other stakeholders to identify local resources in robotics, engineering, and the like. Hopefully, through these untapped resources, we’ll be able to find what we need in order to get this robot into the sky!
Other than that, I tried meeting with the former Director of the Space Frontier Foundation, but we had a schedule conflict and will reschedule for when he returns from a business trip.
Take care, mjl