More Kansas City Space Pirates news

In his latest missive, we learn from Brian Turner, Captain of the KC Space Pirates that:

The Conan Show was a big hit.  I managed not to choke and remained rather articulate through the 5 min interview.  We did not however get to cover the competition, the team or the sponsors.  They were on the list but I had no idea how fast time would fly.  I felt that I was on for only 30 seconds.  We clearly managed to inform thousands of viewers about the space elevator and raise awareness.  I saw a big jump in web site visitors but only received 1 small donation.  The show will be re-run at least once so even more may come of it.  I will keep you posted.  You can go watch the video on the NBC site if you missed it.

We mechanically steered a beam!  It was just a laser pointer and only in 1 dimension.  Still it is a small but significant step in our mission.

We are planning to go to the ISDC (International Space Development Conference) in Washington DC at the end of this month.  I plan on meeting with potential supporters there and hopefully securing the funds needed for the rest of this year.

Brian Turner