Hi, Here’s the Front and Back Final of the $8 “Card Carrying Supporter” card:
First Fan - My Mom
Lunar Space Elevator Infrastructure
About 400 of these are in production now (about 20% of the total). I should have the first run completed in a couple days, and we’ll ship them as quickly as we get them! That means 80% of you have NOT customized your card… Not to worry. While the link for that database is currently disabled, we will restore the link once this first round is complete.
There is a lot of customization in these cards:
Some stuff you can’t tell from this image:
Now, some details about this specific card… This is the one I created for my mom. She doesn’t know anything about it, and will probably cry (happy tears) when she sees it. Really. A little known fact about me is that I have an identical twin. This photo is the very first picture I can find of us – she’s leaning over our crib (I’m on the left). She claimed the “first fan” title 46 years ago – November 7, 1967 – our birthday.
I’ve another update for tomorrow, written and sitting on my hard drive. I felt this superseded the other. More soon.
Take care, mjl
Michael Laine, President, LiftPort Group
Virage8 Motorcycle magazine's review of See See Motor Cafe article. In it they talk to me about Liftport while I (David) am set up sending out your rewards for Michael.
I was working on the proxy Ribbons, and the Post Cards. This was few weeks ago. The article just went up today.
Lunar Elevator Infrastructure (LSEI) and the IAA Space Exploration Conference
Hi, this is David Allison, I’ll be doing occasional updates.
One of the events Michael Laine attended to look for more experts and adviser for the Lunar Space Elevator Infrastructure (LSEI) is the IAA Space Exploration Conference. This space exploration conference is one of the ways space agencies around the world come together to develop partnerships. This is why Michael attended; “...to develop partnerships for this project.”
The IAA ( International Academy of Astronautics ) Space Exploration Conference is a two day symposium; which is a “Heads of Agency” event. Held in Washington D. C..
Heads of Agency Summit on Exploration is exactly that: The leaders of thirty-two national space agencies from around the world, along with the vanguard of the space exploration community were in attendance starting January 9 2014 from the current space faring nations.
On the stage a rare event of thirty-two flags were represented from familiar national space programs' such as the European Space Agency, Japan’s JAXA, India’s ISRO, as well as newcomers South Africa, Mexico, and Australia.
One of the striking terms that stood out to Michael, and everyone else at the IAA Space Exploration Conference is that all thirty-two nations were represented by men at this symposium. Everyone discussed the very evident need for women to get more involved in astrophysics and space exploration as well as becoming part of the leadership in these agencies worldwide.
So, as a result, the composition in terms of demographics all being men brought about a dialog in which everyone discussed how to go about changing this. The fact that the industry needs more women in leadership roles was a concern for everyone there.
The one of the key speakers' and the one that stood out to Michael, was director of the CCE (Comision Colombiana del Espacio) Colombian Space Commission Angelino Garzón. He spoke during Session 5 : Space Exploration: The Imperative of Global Cooperation.
He ( Vice President Angelino Garzón ) said that there is a great divide between the the “...have, and have not nations...” with regard to developing space. The phrase that stood out was:
“The major space countries can't always be the jockeys' and the developing space countries can't always be the horse.”
By this he meant that running space programs can't always be led by the long time well established space agencies, leaving the scraps and minor aspects to newly established programs'. Rather there has to be the ability to take turns taking the leadership reins. Developed space agencies should not bully the developing agencies, but partner with them.
And this is what Michael was doing there —developing partnerships' around the world for LiftPort’s Lunar Space Elevator Infrastructure (LSEI).
These are the places, Heads of Agency symposiums like the IAA International Academy of Astronautics Space Exploration Conference, where Michael goes fishing for leadership among, the three hundred or so, women and men attending. I can't go into detail about these partnerships, just yet, but, I will say this: It's exciting.