Letter From the Executive Director #1.6

Letter From the Executive Director #1.6

The weeks since the last installment of this publication have been busy ones for the Foundation. We have a number of initiatives in the works that we can’t tell you about right now, but some amazing things have happened with our projects.

Teachers in Space is taking applications for their summer workshops. The deadline was originally earlier this month, but the deadline has been extended to April 15th. This was not in honor of April Fool’s Day; if your classroom was considering applying, there is still room.

Our project manager for our Business Plan Competition, Tom Olson, went to the Canadian Space Commerce Association Conference in Toronto in early March. The topic for this one-day event was the exploitation of extraterrestrial resources, primarily on lunar and asteroid mining. He got to give a quick overview of the Foundation’s works and promoted the 2013 Business Plan Competition. In the past the BPC has reached out to the nano-biotech communities, and we felt now was the time to reach out to the mining/technology industry, offering our unswerving support for entrepreneurship in this area. Many approached him during the networking breaks with questions and positive comments.

Like I said in the opening, we have a host of new efforts under-way, and we wish we could tell you more about them. Pay attention to this space in the coming months for more updates. In the meantime, keep looking up.