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
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