This week at LiftPort
This week at Liftport we helped with the Mars Society reboot of their monthly podcast, RedPlanet Live. We had a few technical hiccups, otherwise it was a success. Mars Society marks our first client for our new service, “Podcasts as a Service”. Ashton Zeth is the new host of Mars Society podcast which will regularly feature the people in space, and her proposed lineup is super exciting! Their first guest was Dr. Sarah Milkovich from NASA/JPL who is a technical engineer for Mars Rover program, and specifically the Perservance rover.
The interview had many highlights, but my favorite was Dr. Milkovich’s remarks about Mars. She made quite an impression when discussing her thoughts on Mars exploration - namely that it wasn't as exciting because of all the ways one could die on Mars!
On Wednesday, our Better Futures brand hosted our own podcast and added some new dynamic features into our podcast, including live videos, and special reporting from our own Rachel Brooks! We are still working the kinks out and trying to find the right mix to engage the audience but I am confident we will find the right formula.
It's a new year and the future looks brighter than ever. We're excited to continue our journey in 2023 with ambitious plans, including hosting 4 quarterly conferences around money in space. Join us on this adventure as we explore new opportunities and create Better Futures!
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Everyone is busy in their respective roles, and we are toiling away to build out processes internally for future ease.
All for now, back to building events, graphics and planning programming.
-- Leah Malmos
Last Nov., I got an email from my sponsor company about my internship. When I figured out that it was a space company, I was pretty embarrassed.
As you all know, I've never thought about anything in space and didn't have any knowledge about it. However, I started to look at it in a positive way. On May 2022, Korea succeeded to launch a rocket finally.
In a way, I would like to say that it's time to study space and have work experience in this field. No one could know what I become in the future. (maybe I could work at KASA or come back to the USA whatever) I decided to be open-minded and accept this new challenge.
I've been working at LPG for two months. I've edited some videos and now I'm working on CRM. Michael always says "I know it's boring and you don't want to do this." To be honest, I felt that way at first, but I realized I could learn something from others' LinkedIn profiles. Let's see. There are some people who succeed in achieving their goals and I am able to see all of their lifelong histories. It means that I could learn what to do to achieve my goal. Whatever it is. It would be a powerful experience in my whole life. I'm sure of it. I've organized over 700 profiles now and what I learned at this point is "Successful people create their own opportunities to succeed". They are eager to learn something new, study more and be positive. With this good lesson, I will try to become a better person for myself and this company during the last of my internship.
Communications are like electricity. You need a current responsive dialogue between leaders, ops managers, and teammates to make a project work.
I only joined LiftPort Group a short time ago, but already I’ve seen my team take great strides toward building an immersive media arm for finances.
When I Joined
I have a Substack about Space. Ever since I was small, I was obsessed with Space exploration. A few years ago, I went to the Space museum in Huntsville, Alabama, and renewed that obsession.
I first approached Michael Laine for an interview in my newsletter. To my great surprise, he flipped the script on me, agreeing to do the interview but on camera on his show Dare Greatly.
As we talked, Michael gave me a chance to make the jump from Space innovation-obsessed journalist to an active member of his team. To say I am grateful for the opportunity is an understatement.
What I Did To Make It Happen
It is my great honor to build a comprehensive communications system to help their efforts launch.
First, I began by organizing a communications strategy. Our strategy will use a system of four words, beginning with the letter “r” for refinement. Our 4Rs policy:
After I put this refinement strategy in place, I started work on organizing mission-critical materials.
I built a Mission Operations Center or a MOC in Notion to focus all our project documents, tasks, and notes in one central living document.
What I Learned
I was new to the idea of a Space Elevator when I came on board. For me, jumping on board with the Lift Port Group was a crash course in 20+ years of innovation. The Space elevator is perhaps the most ambitious feat of engineering in Space to date. While the math works, I learned there are a lot of physical challenges ahead. Such as finding the right material for the string that will lift the Space elevator through the void of Space.
What I Hope To Learn
My hope shortly is to dive headfirst into understanding the role Space elevator-specifically the Lunar elevator project-will play in putting humans closer to Space resources. I see this Lunar elevator as being one of the great architectural projects. Like the Pyramids of Giza, Petra, and Stonehenge, the Space elevator will be a bridge in the universe that will show the creativity and resourcefulness of humankind. I am proud to be part of that effort.
-- Rachel Brooks