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May 6, 2015

SPACE ACCESS 2015 IS OUR CHANCE TO GO FOR LAUNCH

The Space Access conference is a big reason for my trip to Arizona.  Preparations and anticipation are growing.  I spent days preparing displays and had to replace my printer in the process.  Just another casualty of the war on poverty!  Dog and I still had a few more days to enjoy the trails before our return to Wyoming later.  The Month of May adds insects to the snakes of April though.  Bees and tiny biting flies reminded me of Michigan!

The conference delivered some serious progress to our venture, but another venture suffered a serious setback.  Charles Pooley of Microlaunchers passed away before the conference.  This photo tour covers a lot of hopeful ventures and opportunities.  We will share more about our directions when we have firmed up our plans and incorporation.

I expect to leave Arizona on the 13th of May and we have a few important stops along the way.  By the end of the month we may have an interesting team assembled.  This trip began early due to the ten degree below Wyoming weather in November.  Cold weather and blizzards followed us all the way to Texas.  Mechanical and medical problems complicated the entire six months of this adventure.  In the end we have many new friends in the new space movement.  The movement lost a friend who helped many along the way, so we hope we can do so in our endeavors as well.

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BURIED IN PREPARATIONS

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POSTERS FROM 2013 (BOTTOM) AND 2015 (TOP)

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LITTLE FOUR PEAKS AND BIG FOUR PEAKS

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SHADOW-SELFIE AND PATIENT DOG

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MY SHADOW AND ME

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SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN

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TRAIL’S END SUNSET

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AND A LUNAR REMINDER OF THE CONFERENCE COMING

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EARLY REGISTRATION GATHERING

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OUR DISPLAY TABLE

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3D PRINTERS ON THE JOB

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THE CONFERENCE STARTS

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SURPRISE GUEST…ADAM IS A FOLLOWER OF OUR ORIONCRAFT GROUP ON FACEBOOK

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AND A REGULAR; JEFF GREASON OF XCOR

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MITCHELL BURNSIDE CLAPP OF DARPA

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ELECTRIC FUEL PUMPS NOW MATCH TURBOPUMPS!

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REX RIDENOURE OF ECLIPTIC, AN AVIONICS SUPPLIER

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AND ON THE JOB

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MICHAEL CARDEN OF XL SPACE SYSTEMS, THE H202 PROVIDER IN WYOMING

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BOB STEINKE OF SPEEDUP, ANOTHER WYOMING SPACE VENTURE

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BOB ALSO PRESENTED ELECTRIC PUMP POTENTIAL

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TIM BENDEL OF FRONTIER ASTRONAUTICS WITH AN AFFORDABLE PRIVATE SPACEPORT

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I COMPLAINED ABOUT MISSING AN RFI FOR REUSABLE SUBORBITAL SYSTEMS SO I WAS INFORMED THAT THE HEAD OF THE APPROPRIATE NASA DEPARTMENT WAS SITTING RIGHT BEHIND ME.  NO PROBLEM; THE SOLICITATION FOR MONEY HAS NOT BEEN ISSUED YET.

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DAVE MASTEN  PRESENTED THE SPIRIT OF THE VENTURE.

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PERHAPS THE BEST PART OF THIS CONVENTION IS THE MEAL TIME MEETINGS.  CASUAL GATHERINGS ALLOW US TO MEET THE OLD GUARD AND THE NEW WAVE OF INNOVATION.

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AND ANOTHER BADGE JOINS THE COLLECTION

Exodus aerospace can identify real markets and real talent to build on.  There are a few days of packing, and a long road ahead to the future.  Now we move from paper airplanes and models to the real world of new space business.  In my last blog I remembered my own mortality.  I have invested most of my energy and resources in a vision for a better future.  Now we are reminded that others before us have shared this desire so we hope that some of these goals will be realized in our lifetime.  We will still need young visionaries to carry that hope to completion.  Exodus Aerospace expresses the hope to leave the planet for this new frontier.  The leadership we may develop should have the support they need to become the next stage in that journey.

CHARLES POOLEY, RIP

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One Comment
  1. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this blog post and will keep up with it.. Consider writing a book to help raise funding.. I love your style.. God Speed!!

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