[amsat-bb] Re: FW: Re: The Moon is our Future

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Fri Jul 3 11:38:12 PDT 2009

>Why don't AMSAT folks do a business/grant/ plan and go after
> seed money, with the goal of collecting the $20 million. It's just sitting
> there, from Google, waiting for geniuses like we already have to go after
> it. No free money; just available to those who want it bad enough.

So what's stopping you?

Seriously folks, AMSAT is not some big monolith that you send all your 
prayers to and wait for them to happen. We are AMSAT. If you feel strongly 
about a project, put together a plan and a team and bring it to the BOD 
prepared to describe how you are going to accomplish it. The problem is 
AMSAT is chronically short of those who want to really help. We have three 
empty officer positions. We only had enough BOD candidates to fill the seats 
available and the alternate. We have a list in every Journal of jobs we need 
help with, but very few have stepped forward to actually help. We need folks 
with skills in:

Software Engineering
Hardware Engineering
PC Based Software Design
Web design and maintenance
Project Management
Hardware Testing
Software Testing
Hardware Prototyping
Specific Area Web site information maintenance
Video Recording, digital conversion and editing
Writing Technical or Instructional Material
Educational Activities
Promoting AMSAT as an Area Coordinator

...and whatever else you think might help.

See Page 19 of the last AMSAT Journal. If you don't get the Journal, join 
AMSAT so you can have a say in what we do by whom you elect to the BOD. 
Arguing about it on the internet is one thing, but doing something about it 
takes another level of commitment.

73, Drew KO4MA

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