Heya #SpaceElevator Supporters
1) Colombia/Tacoma Robot Meeting – Unfortunately, the meeting scheduled for last week had to be postponed. Once I know when it’s rescheduled, I’ll let you know. Again, for those that would like to be involved with this, I’m grateful.
2) Sent Planetary Bracelets – Signed. Sealed. Delivered. For those of you that ordered JUST the $9 Friendship Bracelets, who specifically wanted the Planetary design: they shipped this afternoon. If you ordered the Necklace & Bracelet or the Complete Set, those bracelets will ship over the weekend. I appreciate your patience and hope that you enjoy wearing them. Please post a picture to your social media, with the hashtag #SpaceElevator and let us know what you think!
3) Documentaries Update – Skyline 's Kickstarter campaign closed a couple days ago; over the threshold. And Shoot the Moon closes in just 12 hours (at 94%, they could still use your help!). So it looks like there will be TWO Space Elevator documentaries at screenings next year. I think that’s pretty amazing! For all of you that supported these two projects, thanks! I think it is very important to the overall goal of humanity going amongst the stars that these stories be told.
4) University Research Partnership Update – Again, I've had two more meetings with this University this week, and I've got two more already on the books for next week. However, nothing of substance has actually happened. It’s a slow process, but one that is proceeding how I expect. As soon as this is official, and there is a legitimate partnership, I’ll let you know. Additionally, because of this conversation, another school has contacted me. I’ve a meeting with them (the first) on Friday.
5) #RobotNeil Development – Not much to report here. Still struggling with the balance between: motor power & speed, battery power & life, wheel size & traction surfaces & coefficient of friction for the string. It’s quite frustrating.
6) New Video – I am so impressed and happy with the Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland! Take a look at this video they developed for us. I’ll write a complete update about this tomorrow; it’s a long story. Special thanks to the professors, students and the folks on my team that orchestrated this! It’s not complete yet, there’s still some edits and tweaks to be made. But I love it, and wanted to share!
Take care, mjl
Michael Laine, President, LiftPort Group