Archive for May, 2007

It’s over

Well, it has been little more than month since Liftport’s main source of funding, an office building in Bremerton, WA, was taken over by the bank. Since then there have been several meetings among Liftport collaborators on ways to generate new streams of revenue. Unfortunately I had to decline my participation on all of the plans. My translation business is booming and I am about to assume a new position as Account Delivery Manager for Hewlett-Packard. That means I have only a few weeks to transfer all my responsibilities to the team of translators, and after that work like hell for 6 months to get used to my new job.

This also means I will leave my volunteer position as Latin America Research Coordinator. As you have read through the posts, I have invested a considerable amount of resources in this, and I don’t regret it. I learned a lot and contributed my two cents on the further development of the space industry. During this three years my main accomplishments have been:

– Public survey on the Space Elevator;
– Helped dozens of Latin American students with sources and information about the Space Elevator and the Space Industry;
– Lead the translation team;
– Finish my thesis on the space launch industry;
– Public Relations: article in Etiqueta Negra Magazine, chapter in the book God is Peruvian, radio interview at 1160, plus promoted the project in dozens of space-related web sites in Spanish.

Alas, now I have to invest all my available time in my new post at HP, so there is no other choice. It has not been an easy decision, tough, but there is a limit to the amount of work any man can do.

Still, I wish to thank Michael for the opportunity and the best of luck to all my friends at Liftport.

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