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We are going to run out of oil.

You may not see it. Your children might not see it, but your grandchildren almost certainly will. Please, think about the future, and the people (including your descendants) who have to live in it.

The Race To Space project is a "novel" approach to popularizing the only grid-level long-term solution (solar power satellites in geostationary orbit) for the looming end-of-oil crisis. The Race To Space book merges predictive fiction with a solid development plan to entertain and educate the reader in an effective way.

Please browse around this Race To Space site after reading this page. If you have any questions, feel free to email me for clarification. Subscribe if you'd like to be updated with progress reports. Buy a pre-publication copy of the book, make a contribution to the GoFundMe campaign if you are so inclined, or contact me directly for other investment arrangements. Join my LinkedIn network if you are not already in it, and let me know if you are interested in joining the active community I'm building.

There are two primary objectives writing the Race To Space book will achieve: First, there's the "predictive fiction" action story to tell that will thrill and entertain a wide spectrum of readers. It's the sort of thing Hollywood producers dream of - and yes, I'm looking at getting a movie version released into theatres. By engaging a wider audience, I expect to broaden the interest and participation in the Race To Space project's larger goals. Second, the book will include a hard-facts business plan for a system that will put solar power satellites in Earth orbit. Those satellites will be a major part of the energy supply human civilization needs to survive beyond the end of our fossil fuel reserves. The business plan will be the catalyst which starts that project, and ultimately gets the system built.

The fictional story is built around competition for The Nebula Prize, a major prize being offered for achievement of a significant space development objective. Populated by a couple of eccentric billionaires and other groups vying for the Prize, it's filled with ambition, intrigue, romance and more than a few plot twists. By the time all is said and done, my aim to have sold at least a million copies.

The business plan is an equally important part of the Race To Space project: Building a constellation of solar power satellites will require a tremendous investment. Also, the work of many thousands, if not millions, of people will be needed for the effort, and the construction is not going to happen overnight. When it's done, my thesis will have realistic estimates of the costs involved, how many jobs will be created, and how long it will take to finish. The presentation will define a specific course of action that we can "take to the bank" to get the next round of funding needed to put the plan in motion.

Building on the work I've already done, I expect the research and writing is going to take 6-12 months. As a result, it's going to cost about $125,000 to complete the book, including living expenses, fees, infrastructure, etc. On top of that, I have to get the book printed once it is written - but that should be much easier with a manuscript in hand!

For more information, please see the PowerPoint funding deck on the Investors page.

I am presently working on raising money to finance writing Race To Space, and to find the resources required to get the movie version produced. I'm looking for investing partners and/or corporate sponsors, and I have a GoFundMe campaign running toward that end. Pre-publication sales will support the project as well. You can reach the Reserve Your Copy Now page through the buttons at the upper right corner of nearly every page on this site. Investors will be getting in on the ground floor of the L5 Development solar power satellite system, this project is the first step in building it. In addition, all supporters will have an L5 dollars deposit made into an L5 National Bank account equal to the amount of their purchase, investment or donation as soon as the Bank is set up. Contact me directly to discuss also sharing royalties from the finished Race To Space works in return for your investment. Other incentives are discussed in the GoFundMe campaign.

Getting the Race To Space book written and into stores is currently my main objective. As much as possible, I would like to move the movie version forward simultaneously as well. In the longer term, my goal is to get my space business up and running, along with all of the related "side project" efforts such as properly establishing the L5 National Bank, making SpaceColonists.org a thriving organization, and moving the Space History Newsletter to http://SpaceHistoryNews.com/ where it belongs. Toward that longer term goal, I'm looking for volunteers, partners and participants to build an interested community, with the intent of making profitably moving off-planet a reality. Please let me know if you would like to join the group, how you'd like to contribute, and what you are expecting in return.

Thank you for your time and interest. I look forward to working with you!

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The Development Plan page on the Space Power Now site has a "more complete" list of the related projects I have started. Even that list is far from complete - I was born with an eager mind, a fertile imagination and a creative streak that won't quit, and I invent things to do faster than I can get them done. I need this book written to use as a foundation for building the fantastic future I'm constantly conceiving.

There is far more work here than one person could do, even in the planning stages. This is why I'm looking for volunteers, partners and participants. Please let me know if you would like to join the effort, and how you would like to contribute. Let's work together and make these dreams reality!