- See our Contact page for more information about members
- Richard Parks, formerly of the Arizona Chapter, will attend upcoming SacL5 meetings
- Joe “Flash” attended meeting for the first time – Extensive background in Satellite engineering and now a docent in the Air and Space Museum.
- Michael – Working on mobil aviation at NASA Ames. Member of SacL5 for13 years.
- Paul – helping JP with Airship to Orbit since 2004.
- Joe – Sacl5 president. Member of SacL5 for over 20 years.
- Kris – Interested in outreach to children
- Ed – SacL5 Webmaster. Member since 2010 when he went looking for tech people interested in space settlement.
- Jan – Tech hobbist helping JP build his balloons and equipment
- Updates and General Chapter Business
- International Space Week upcoming in early October.
- Treasurer’s Report
- Approximately, $8000 in chapter account.
- Looking into getting a more flexible bank account with CD interest rates for a portion of the balance
- Website Report
- SacL5 Website Traffic Report 8/12/23 – Visits: 13,437 (+233)
- Hits from many countries: Germany, Russia, South Korea, Finland, … and many cities in the United States
- JP Aerospace Blog
- Space reserved for a balloon flight of the Student prize. No schedule yet
- Submarine ready for static immersion test.
- Working on the MHD Magneto Hydrodynamic propulsion drive.
- Building the eclipse ascender
- SacL5 High School Student Flight Prize
- Joe visited California School of Engineering and Sciences in Sacramento, CA to see if there was interest in the SacL5 Balloon Flight Prize. School starting Joe will follow up
- Ed contacted, the Headmasters Office, the Alumni Office and left information to give to the science teachers when they are available, at Xavier HS, New York, New York to see if there’s interest in competing for the SacL5 Prize
- Will offer $500 donation to the HS to help with the build
- Max flight configurations will be 3 joined mini cubes max mass of 750 grams
- Chapters Assembly Notes – See Meeting Notes PDF
- Prathmesh Barapatre is new president of the Chapter Assembly.
- Ed and Perri will soon work on the Fall newsletter
- Previous newsletters
- General Discussion
- New Horizons Pluto/Kuiper belt Mission Funding in Jeopardy
- Apple’s 3D Headset Vision Pro
- Apple’s Final Cut Pro, Apple Motion 3D Editior are gaining tools to edit 3D videos
- Power from Sun and Shade
- Need a demonstration of the power generation using the differential between sunlit and shadowed regions on the moon
Meeting Details for each Months Meeting
Meeting Call: Sacramento L5 Society, Local Chapter, National Space Society
Where: Virtual presence only, via Zoom
When: Second Saturday, each month
•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
Join Zoom meeting:
Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kbdpRGEmNm
Meeting ID: 868 9868 4719
Passcode: Ask Joe Bland email
7482 Greenhaven Drive
Sacramento, CA 95831
- Paul Turner Books
- Quest for Sylvane to buy: Amazon.com Services LLC. To learn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BFK3R5JK/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_4GW4RK0NG26WJWD29GYA
- In the Garden of Mistress Bloom – Awarding winning SciFi Stories
- A debut collection of short sci-fi fiction that explores time and space with mischievous humor.
- JP Aerospace
- Breakfast on the Moon Apollo 17
- Saturday morning, 7am PT start December 10, 2022. 8pm in India.
- Overview: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_17
- 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 singing aliens living near Proxima Centuri. The meeting does not go well.
- The Alice Network – Women Spies in World War 1
- Fly Girls – How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History
- Goodnight Moon Base – What if every bedtime was a powerful inspiration for your child’s future?
- Moonfall – Leave your physics back at home but if you like a series of mostly predictable travails to reflect dim light on your popcorn then go for it.
- Start Trek: Strange New Worlds – “Quality of Mercy” – Last episode of Season 1. Rich characters, deep references, thoughtful reflection on what qualities are mercy
- The Orville: New Horizons – Comedy but good
- Star Trek: Discovery – No universe too big to save and of course, need to save all multi-verses through all time…
- Severance – Hmm…, might that enthusiasm for work, plaques, and quarterly pizza parties really be for someone else?