James Cameron and Google and Microsoft Vets Going to Space!


future of spaceA who’s who of modern technology entrepreneurs are backing a new space venture. I couldn’t be more pleased to see can-do gentlemen like James Cameron getting into space exploration. Various former NASA people are also apparently involved in Planetary Resources or whatever exactly is going to be announced during the sold-out event at the Museum of Flight tomorrow. Hopefully they are all in it for more than the obtainium. (Come on, I had to mention obtainium in this context. At least it wasn’t a pun.) I’m very excited about this. You all know how I feel about free fall.

Space Exploration Company to Make Major Announcement at Museum April 24 “To Expand Earth’s Resource Base”

Planetary Resources, Inc. press conference features space entrepreneurs

Peter Diamandis and Eric Anderson, veteran astronaut Tom Jones and innovator Charles Simonyi

Join visionary Peter H. Diamandis, M.D.; leading commercial space entrepreneur Eric Anderson; former NASA Mars mission manager Chris Lewicki; and planetary scientist & veteran NASA astronaut Tom Jones, Ph.D. on Tuesday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m. PDT in Seattle, or via webcast, as they unveil a new space venture with a mission to help ensure humanity’s prosperity.

Supported by an impressive investor and advisor group, including Google’s Larry Page & Eric Schmidt, Ph.D.; film maker & explorer James Cameron; Chairman of Intentional Software Corporation and Microsoft’s former Chief Software Architect Charles Simonyi, Ph.D.; Founder of Sherpalo and Google Board of Directors founding member K. Ram Shriram;and Chairman of Hillwood and The Perot Group Ross Perot, Jr., the company will overlay two critical sectors – space exploration and natural resources – to add trillions of dollars to the global GDP. This innovative start-up will create a new industry and a new definition of ‘natural resources’.

The news conference will be held at the Museum of Flight in Seattle on Tuesday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m. PDT and available online via webcast. The press conference will be followed by a lunch and book signings. The press conference and luncheon are open to the public for $25. For tickets and more information, please see:


Tuesday, April 24
10-10:30 a.m. Media & Guest Check-In – Charles Simonyi Space Gallery
10:30-11:30 a.m. Press Conference
Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch and Presentations by Tom Jones, Ph.D. and Chris Lewicki
1:30 p.m. Book Signing with Peter H. Diamandis, M.D. and Tom Jones, Ph.D.

Charles Simonyi, Ph.D., Space Tourist, Planetary Resources, Inc. Investor
Eric Anderson, Co-Founder & Co-Chairman, Planetary Resources, Inc.
Peter H. Diamandis, M.D., Co-Founder & Co-Chairman, Planetary Resources, Inc.
Chris Lewicki, President & Chief Engineer, Planetary Resources, Inc.
Tom Jones, Ph.D., Planetary Scientist, Veteran NASA Astronaut & Planetary Resources, Inc. Advisor

Charles Simonyi Space Gallery at The Museum of Flight
9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle, WA 98108

Event will also be streamed online.


The non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest independent air and space museums in the world. The Museum’s collection includes more than 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the William E. Boeing Red Barn® — the original manufacturing facility of the Boeing Co. The Airpark includes outdoor displays with the first jet Air Force One, a Concorde airliner, and the first Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The Museum aeronautical library and archival holdings are the largest on the West Coast. The Education Office offers weekend family programs, programs for students and educators, and overnight camps for children. McCormick & Schmick’s Wings CafĂ© is on site.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is id=”mce_marker”7 for adults, id=”mce_marker”4 for seniors 65 and older, id=”mce_marker”3 for active military, $9 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit museumofflight.org.


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