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SacL5 Meeting 12/10/22



Meeting Call: Sacramento L5 Society, Local Chapter, National Space Society
Where: Virtual presence only, via Zoom
When: Saturday, December 10th, 2022, 5:00-6:30 PM Pacific Standard Time
Pre-Zoom notes:
•These meetings are recorded.
•Folks will be asked to briefly share their video, and phone callers asked to identify themselves.
•We use the “waiting room” format. If I keep you waiting, call me and bawl me out! 916-429-6252
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5:00-5:10  Begin regular meeting: Margin for everyone to arrive/greeting of new members.
5:10-6:00  Updates/general chapter business:
•President’s & Treasurer’s report. (Joe Bland, Ed Kulis)
•Update on SacL5 website (Ed Kulis)
•Update on NSS Chapters’ Assembly (CA) and CA chapter resources subcommittee. (Jan Roston, Kris Cerone)
•Update on JP Aerospace. (Paul Turner, Jan Roston)

• Update on Eric’s Steam Engine

• Update on “Watts On The Moon, Phase 2, stage 2” NASA application (Joe Bland)

•Update on SacL5/JP Aerospace “prize”(Ed Kulis, Paul Turner, Eric James, Kris Cerone)
6:00-6:30  Discussions
•Discussion on SacL5 physical meeting startup date
6:30 End meeting
Short meeting this month, but The Last Breakfast, which I thought would be mostly behind me, is anything but…
See everyone at 5:00 PM PST today!
Joe Bland
President, SL5S
7482 Greenhaven Drive
Sacramento, CA 95831

Meeting Notes

  • WebSiteTraffic Report 12/10/22 – Visits: 10,568 (+540)
  • SacL5 Aerospace Prize – Prize application draft ready; Joe will contact local high school
  • JP Aerospace: Testing the Ellipse Wing. Determine process for a guided re-entry flight
  • Meeting items: 
    • Might meet physically in January at JP Aerospace location
    • Members asked to prepare slides for short presentations at the meetings
  • Book References
    • “A Traveler’s Guide to the Stars” by Les Johnson
      • Realistic discussions of crewed starship designs / timeframes for a feasible trip to Proxima Centuri in a reasonable amount of time
    • “The Sparrow” by Mary Doria Russell
      • A SciFi novel about the first contact and a a trip to meet signing aliens living near Proxima Centuri. The meeting does not go well.
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