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CAPTAIN’S LOG ENTRY EARTH DATE 14 APRIL 2013

April 15, 2013

BACK IN ARIZONA

We came for the Space Access 2013 conference and launched a Kickstarter funding campaign.  This is a busy time for the crew!  We have 24 days left to get funding, and we got some good advice from a Kickstarter panel discussion at the conference.  Kickstarter is a no lose project, as we are getting good publicity and connections.  Cash is good though, so we are working the system as we go.

The conference was great, thanks to Henry Vanderbilt and the Space Access Society.  The Hospitality suite and lunch buffets kept us alive and moving for long rewarding hours.  And the ancient Sci-Fi Movies in hospitality were inspirational too!

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OUR DISPLAY NEXT TO PAUL BREED’S SUPERSONIC ROCKET CONTROL PARTS

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AN INTERESTING WARNING STICKER!

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NEW SPACE NEWS IN THE MAKING…IS THAT BOOTHBY ON THE RIGHT?

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TIM BENDEL OF FRONTIER ASTRONAUTICS STARTED THE WYOMING SPACE MAFIA MOVEMENT

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MICHAEL CARDEN OF XL SPACE IS OUR WYOMING HYDROGEN PEROXIDE MANUFACTURER

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YOU MAY REMEMBER BOB STEINKE TESTING HIS ROCKET IN WYOMING, HERE WITH OSA FITCH PROMOTING A COOL FUEL PUMP TURBINE FOR ROCKETS.

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STAR SYSTEMS MARK LONGENBACH SUCCESSFULLY PRESENTED THEIR SHUTTLE ON KICKSTARTER

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MICHAIEL LAINE OF LIFTPORT PROMOTED A SPACE ELEVATOR ON KICKSTARTER.  SOME OF US THOUGHT HIS ELEVATOR DIDN’T GO ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP, BUT IT REALLY GOES OVER THE TOP ON THE MOON.

(DON’T WORRY MICHAEL, MY DAD SAID I NEED PROFESSIONAL HELP TOO!)

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JEFF GREASON PRESENTED FOR XCOR, AND PROMISED THEY WILL GO ORBITAL NEXT.  THIS MAKES ME FEEL GOOD ABOUT POINTING TO HORIZONTAL LAUNCH TO ORBIT, FOUR VENTURES ARE GOING THIS WAY NOW.

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IT LOOKS LIKE A CONVENTIONAL JET WILL BE THEIR FIRST STAGE.  CONSERVATIVE BUT DEPENDABLE.

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OUR PANEL ON KICKSTARTER FUNDING.  GOOD LESSONS AND ENCOURAGEMENT.

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AND INTEREST WAS KEEN TO CORNER THE SPEAKERS AFTERWARDS!

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