Stan Kennedy, Maureen O’Brien, Oakman Aerospace, Friday, 9-6-13 September 7, 2013Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: AFRL, Commerce Control List, commercial space, crowd sourcing, cubesats, DOD, government space, industry to industry collaboration, international participation, internships, ITAR, Jr., Kickstarter., low cost launch, Maureen O'Brien, Modular Open Architecture, NASA, NewSpace, Oakman Aerospace, ride share, secondary payloads, sequestration, Small Sat Conference, Stanley Kennedy, US Munitions List
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Stan Kennedy, Maureen O’Brien, Oakman Aerospace, Friday, 9-6-13
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Guests: Stanley Kennedy, Jr., Maureen O’Brien. Topics: Oakman Aerospace, cubesats, ITAR reform. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm.
We welcomed Stan Kennedy and Maureen O’Brien to the program for this 58 minute discussion about Oakman Aerospace, cubesats, the Small Sat Conference, ITAR reform and more. During one segment discussion, Stan took us through the brief history of Oakman Aerospace (www.oak-aero.com) which just completed its first fiscal year. Oakman Aerospace (OAI) specializes in rapid and responsive, modular, open-architecture space systems which Stan discussed with us, plus more information is available on their website. We talked about changes in the small satellite and cubesat industries, the effect of sequestration which may be driving companies to more commercial options, and financial options including crowd sourcing using Kickstarter. Stan fielded several listener questions regarding the use of Kickstarter, the possibility of over saturation of the developing industry, the drive to push toward more commercial space ventures. We also talked about the importance of international participation and ITAR Reform. At one point, I asked about bottlenecks in this area and our guest cited the 1248 report. Maureen discussed the current state of ITAR reform efforts and the impact of ITAR on the smaller companies. One of the issues brought up in this discussion was the need to be able to retain foreign students and workers with a STEM background or experience so that we don’t lose them back to their home country or another country. Later, a listener asked about student internships at OAI and we also learned that the company is hiring. As our program was drawing to a close, I asked about the OAI year two plans and the company five year plan. As you will hear, they are planning for growth and market share increases. We talked about their IP being one of their main products & the need for standardization. Charles Pooley called back in to over the costs required and the realistic time line for getting a secondary payload ride. This discussion supports the need for lower launch costs and for additional small satellite and cubesat launch options. Near the program’s end, our guest responded to an email question about the USML and CCL regarding ITAR.
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Dr. Armen Papazian, Friday, 12-21-12 December 22, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: " Keipr Ltd., "Space Exploration and Money Mechanics, banking system, cost of money, creating money, crowd sourcing, debt based monetary system, Dr. Armen Papazian, global economy, inflation, International Space Development Hub (ISDHub), LIBOR Rate, money mechanics founded on debt and credit, NASA, Planetary Referendum for Cosmic Awareness, Public Capitalization Notes (PCN), Return on Investment (ROI), scarcity., space development leads to wealth, space investment, space value of money, Time Value of Money, U.S. economy, wealth based monetary system
Dr. Armen Papazian, Friday, 12-21-12
Dr. Bryan Laubscher & Victor Cummings, Sunday, 9-9-12 September 9, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: : Dr. Bryan Laubscher, crowd sourcing, Darpa 100 Year Starship Program, Indiegogo, Kickstarter., lunar space elevator., Martian space elevator., Maui Writers Conference, science fiction genre, screenplay, screenplay agent, ScriptVamp 2011 Dream Quest, space elevator, Victor Cummings
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Dr. Bryan Laubscher & Victor Cummings, Sunday, 9-9-12
Guests: Dr. Bryan Laubscher, Victor Cummings. Topics: The space elevator screenplay, “High Lift.” You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We welcomed back Dr. Bryan Laubscher and for the first time Victor Cummings to discuss the space elevator screenplay, “High Lift.” This screenplay won the ScriptVamp 2011 Dream Quest: Feature Screenwriting Competition and was the Grand Prize Winner. Visit
https://scriptvamp.com/Victor_E.html for more information about the screenplay and the competition. Visit the High Lift website at www.highlift.us. Victor started our discussion by providing us with his background that took him into the screenwriting profession. He talked about challenges & screenplay issues plus the differences in a screenplay compared to other forms of writing. Both Victor and Bryan told us some about the story line, the plot and as a result of my pressuring them, the villain! The space elevator is considered to already be in existence in the story and there are space elevator centers for different purposes and destinations. As you will hear, using the space elevator is key to solving the global warming problem and saving the Earth. Both our guests talked about reviews and oversight from professionals, agents, etc. They told us how they had to remove much of the science jargon and focus the screenplay on a younger and more generally educated audience. Listeners asked several email questions about the science fiction genre in screenplays as well as target audience and marketing concerns. Our guests talked quite a bit about the issues in getting an agent, making that first sale, and capturing an audience. We also talked about science fiction usually being bigger in the budget area and more costly, probably due to technical special effects. Near the end of the first segment, a listener wanted to know if a successful screenplay and movie would further interest, funding, and development of the space elevator project.
In the second segment, we talked about markets and the need to break the circular loop of needing to have a sale but needing to have an agent but first needing the sale. We talked about their winning the ScriptVamp competition per above and raising money for their project through crowd sourcing, particularly Kickstarter. A listener suggested our guests attend the well known Maui Writers Conference and another brought up the Darpa 100 Year Starship Program. As our program was drawing to a close, Victor and Bryan asked for help with Hollywood type contacts for their screenplay.
If you want to contact Victor and Bryan, send your note to me and I will forward it to them both. Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog per the above URL.