What is ASI up to?
Here's a shopping list of all the stuff we're currently doing in Artemis Society International and its associated companies, at least that I know about:
Getting ready for the Lunar Development Conference and the Moon Society Conference, July 20-24, in Las Vegas - See http://www.moonsociety.org/ldc/
These conferences are a joint effort of the Moon Society, Space Frontier Foundation, Space Studies Institute, and the National Space Society, with some others still negotiating to opt in.
Establishing the Moon Society with ASI as special division
This week the big thing is organizing the Moon Society Organizing Committee. We're trying to make this an ecumenical movement.
Developing the Moon Society web site http://www.moonsociety.org/ldc/
Jim Burk is working on design and coding and stuff.
Dave Wetnight is developing the news feeds for the front page
Charting a vision and road map for the Artemis Project and the Moon Society
The ASI Leadership Council is working on this effort, lead by Margo Duesterhaus
Developing Project Leto, a full-scale simulation of the initial lunar exploration base http://www.projectleto.org/
Project Leto is being developed by a coalition of several companies and organizations. It might turn out to have many sites; we have so much work to do before we can commit people to a voyage to the moon.
Developing the ASI MOO http://moo.asi.org
The MOO is sort of a mixture of chat rooms and a text-based adventure game
This effort is lead by Randall Severy with lots of support from the MOO Team
It looks like the MOO will turn out to have many different worlds, each attuned to a different reason for want to have the MOO
Driving the ASI SETI@Home Team up the charts
Our goal is to get into the Top 100. As of today, we are at #105 and climbing.
See http://www.asi.org/seti/asi-setiathome.html. Amy McGovern's statistics pages help us track our progress, and predict that we might peak at #51 in the standings.
At our current rate (256 per day), we will pass the next 3 contenders very quickly: umtsb5 (91), France (150), and LA DMZ (35). Trust_no_One (649) is destined to stay ahead us if they can keep it up, but #100, AustinRR (131), and #99 Prof. James Challis Most Excellent UK Team (140) don't appear to be able to stay ahead of us for long.
Putting together the Great Moon Race Trophy
Anybody want to create a web page for this?
What the heck are we going to call it?
We're up to $300 in pledges to finance the trophy, and haven't even touched your ASI dues money yet.
Continuing development of the Artemis Data Book
The web team needs your help! See http://www.asi.org/adb/09/01/ectc.html
Archiving the Moon Miners Manifesto
Archiving the Space Frontier Report
Continuing the ASI Online News
Dave Wetnight is the newsmonger
Writing articles for Moon Miners Manifesto
Peter Kokh http://www.asi.org/adb/b/
Developing the local chapters
The list is at http://www.asi.org/adb/07/
Contact Margo Duesteraus for info about local chapters
Ref http://chapters.asi.org/ (not much there yet except the Seattle chapter)
Installing a secure server and credit card processing on moonsociety.org
CyberTeams is donating the labor and expertise for this, while ASI is footing the bills
Others will probably share the costs of the secure server
TransOrbital has backing for its Trailblazer mission
Lunar Traders continues to develop its catalog and inventory of nifty products
LRC Publications is putting the polish issue #2 of Artemis Magazine
CyberTeams is almost ready for a new major release of WebSite Director, rev 2.0
Several other commercial projects are on hold because we're just plain out of resources to do everything we want to do all at the same time.
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