Archive for August, 2005

Liftport@Etiqueta Negra*

August 31st, 2005 No comments

After 8 months, 4 interviews, and a lot of calls and emails, the article on LPG and the SE was published on Etiqueta Negra. It is a great article, it covers a lot of aspects of the industry and explains, in layman terms, what the SE is about.

If you live in a spanish talking country, you may find the magazine for aprox. US$ 5. I strongly recommend you but it and read it.

Argh! Is 11+pm down here and I have a long day tomorrow. I wanted to give my insights on the things I have learned recently regarding business on the space industry but that blog entry will have to wait.

Good night to everyone.

*This entry was originally posted in Liftport’s blog.

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Talk at SF monthly meeting*

August 27th, 2005 No comments

Yesterday I gave a 2 hour talk regarding my thesis to the local SF chapter here in Peru. As I said, all photos, no words in the PPT presentation. But they were like 35 pictures. I have to reduce them to 5 since I only have 15 minutes to present the thesis at the jury.

Although I didn’t talk the whole 2 hours (there were a lot of questions and opinions by the attendees), they really flew by. It was different than when I talk about the SE. In the case of the SE I have been talking about it for 3 years. I have even learned how to explain it to different audiences and in only a few minutes. Talking only about the launch industry, was different. I have to learn how to focus.

The funny thing was that I found myself saying that using rocket technology was not going to give us cheap access to space and that we were pretty much stranded down here. The only way to go was, the space elevator or antigravity. And it remembered me an interview Dr. Space made to Brad Edwards like 3 years ago (after Brad said that, David Livingston invited the founder of American Antigravity).

Anyway, it was great to do it. I hope that soon I will be able to give a talk only about the SE. Of course, I will do it after I really finish presenting the thesis and after reading all those papers from the 3rd SE conference I haven’t read yet.

*This entry was originally posted in Liftport’s blog.

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