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CAPTAIN’S LOG 20 APRIL 2016

April 26, 2016

SHOWTIME AGAIN

During my stay in Arizona my home state of Wyoming voted in the Democratic primaries. I sent an absentee ballot for Bernie Sanders. I saw both parties diving into the pig pit of corporate donations with despair. There comes a time when the pendulum must swing to the side that has been neglected longest. Workers are taking a hit and I was reminded of how bad it can get during my drive through Colorado.

In southern Colorado there is a monument to the Ludlow massacre. 102 years ago today a chapter of shame was recorded against American corporate greed. We are again seeing capitalism becoming a new form of slavery. We can expect this age of information to make a difference as many are learning about corruption in our government that protects corporate greed in the 21st century. Godless capitalism is just as bad as godless communism. Be sure that people will awaken and make adjustments. It is already happening in the face of massive campaign corruption. Will it ever be so bad as to see sixty six men women and children massacred again? It may be time to start thinking about responsible management.

As we frame a new corporation we should heed the warning and plan to care for employees. A company is the group to whom we will relate for many years. We should remember that enterprise is more than a starship, it is a fellowship. Initially we seek volunteer help but we want that to become equity in the venture. As we present value to investors this should become long term employment with tangible rewards. We welcome new founding partners and encourage investors to consider the value of happy workers. Loyalty is becoming a valuable asset in this day.

The Space Access 2016 conference brought a few bits of news and possible assets to our venture. We hope to follow up new connections and partnerships. But our old connections in Wyoming and Arizona are also adding more value each year. Getting funded is the first step to take care of our partners. Frontier Astronautics is pioneering new avenues to funding in Wyoming now. That brings us to a new direction for Exodus Aerospace. I want to incubate new space industries in our “Space Corners”. Our part of Wyoming and Colorado hosts XL Space Systems, Speedup, Frontier Astronautics, Exodus Aerospace, and Sierra Nevada Corporation. The Universities of Wyoming and Colorado offer many assets. With volunteers our own venture can now design a basic prototype.

This won’t be an orbital vehicle, but a solid working aircraft. The systems and airframes to demonstrate flight and staging are enough. We will deliver enough basic design for a modest vehicle with such assets as we can apply initially. Modest performance limits problems with control and thermal issues. With basic design we can deliver data for performance projections. All this offers a proposal to initiate investment with a modest price tag.

There are enough patented and new technologies to assure investors ownership of real value. These are all scalable to orbital applications in another stage of investment. It is imperative to deliver flying hardware in operation early on. The vehicles may be small and uncomplicated, but they must demonstrate an undeniable future for space launch technology. From blueprints and engineering analysis investment stages with real value in future launch services.

We are not initially funded and manned with all the professional help we will need. But the design is not far removed from modern home built aircraft technologies. Our volunteer engineers and vendors can observe mistakes and suggest refinements. Interns can feel free to contribute fresh ideas, with no fear of making mistakes. We will all make mistakes and make the solutions to reach the goal. In the process we welcome other skill sets in management and marketing to join the venture. Creative funding ventures are in the works.

THE ROAD TO THE VISION started with remembering workers of the past…

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THE UNITED MINE WORKERS MAINTAIN A MEMORIAL TO A MASSACRE

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THE LUDLOW MASSACRE WOULD BE FORGOTTEN BUT FOR THIS

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THIS IS NOW A DESOLATE PLACE NEAR THE NEW MEXICO BORDER

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LITTLE REMAINS OF THEIR MEMORIES HERE

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BUT THE EMPTINESS AND GHOSTS OF THE PAST

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OUR SPACE CONFERENCE IS NOT EMPTY THOUGH

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INNOVATORS GATHER TO WATCH THE FUTURE GROW HERE

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AND THE GOVERNMENT HOPES TO SEE THE FRUIT.

EVEN IF IT IS FRUITY.

GEE, WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF WE LAUNCH THAT ROCKET?

BROKEN WINDOWS? MELTED PAVEMENT?

I JUST LOVE THESE VERTICAL LAUNCH GUYS!

(THEY WILL MAKE OUR CASE)

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WE DID GET TO SEE SPACEX LAND ON THE BARGE THOUGH

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WHILE I DID EXPRESS A LITTLE SKEPTICISM

IF YOUR BIC DOESN’T FLICK…BOOM!

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TIM BENDEL OF FRONTIER ASTRONAUTICS HAD SOME NEWS FOR US

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100% HTP IS PRODUCED ON TIM’S WYOMING SITE BY XL SPACE SYSTEMS

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BUT THIS MAY BE THE BEST PRODUCT:

SEED FUNDING TO GROW PAYCHECKS FOR EVERYONE.

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TIM IS ALSO PLANTING AN EQUITY CROWD FUNDING SITE TAILORED TO NEW SPACE.

WE HAVE A VIABLE NEW SPACE CORNER IN WYOMING.

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BACK IN CAMP WE REST UP AND ENJOY HIKES IN THE DESERT.

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WHERE THE NATIVES WATCH WE WHO INVADE.

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WHILE OTHER INVADERS WATCH US BOTH. YES, ALIENS SURELY LAND IN ARIZONA!

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BUT WE HAVE HEROES TO SAVE US…

IF YOU CAN ENDURE THE SILLINESS!

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AND THE GHOSTS OF REAL HEROES BYGONE.  I THOUGHT I HAD SNAPPED A B-25 UNTIL I ENLARGED THIS…  FOUR ENGINES! A FLYING B-24 IS VERY RARE.

MESA’S FALCON FIELD HOSTS A NUMBER OF OLD WARBIRDS SO THE VALLEY OFTEN REVERBERATES WITH THE SOUND OF HEAVY RADIAL ENGINES.

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THE WHOLE WORLD IS TURNING ALIEN…MEN’S WEAR?? MAYBE ON FIRE ISLAND!

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ARIZONA RETAIL STORES HELP US TO RESUPPLY.NOW WE HAVE TIME TO MAKE REPAIRS

WE WILL CONTINUE TO FINISH OUR WORK IN ARIZONA AT THE VENDOR SHOPS WHO WILL BRING THE PROTOTYPE TO LIFE. THIS IS A PLACE FOR THE AERO IN AEROSPACE.

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AND THERE IS STILL TIME TO EXPLORE THE SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN HIKING TRAILS AND THE LAND OF THE LOST DUTCHMAN MINE.  Note:  what a shame so many come to the conference and never discover Arizona assets and natural beauty!

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MORE HAPPY TRAILS TO COME…

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ON THE WAY TO THE NEW FRONTIER.

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