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Quickie: Jeff Bezos on The High Frontier

SSI Senior Associate Dr. Justin Karl sends all Associates this heads up:

http://www.geekwire.com/2016/jeff-bezos-space-colonies-oneill/

It was a race, SAs Bob and Sharon Brodbeck sent that link at nearly the same time.

And SA John Jossy  (did you hear him with Gary on the Space Show last week?), emailed about this one:

http://us.blastingnews.com/news/2016/10/blue-origin-s-jeff-bezos-revives-the-idea-of-free-flying-o-neill-space-colonies-001218835.html

We put it on the newly re-started SSI Facebook page… do you connect to the SSI Facebook page?

It’s at:  https://www.facebook.com/SpaceStudiesInstitute/

High Frontier giveaway results are in

This note comes a little late as I was in DC the past few days for SSI (more on that to come soon).

We want all SSI Associates to know that we’ve added up the worldwide free units from our Apollo 11 Anniversary week High Frontier Kindle edition giveaway and over 1700 (1742 to be exact) new Kindle copies are now in the hands of readers.

Added to the copies from the first giveaway, back when SSI had just released the Kindle Edition, that makes around 6500 in total that we have given away for free.  And remember, because Kindle lets a person only claim one copy per account for all time instead of allowing any “loading up” of extra copies that can take away from the reality of the numbers – these 6500 represent actual individual readers (on top of the thousands who buy The High Frontier Kindle Edition at the regular low price).

Many thanks to everyone who helped spread the word about the giveaway, and now that the book is in your Kindle libraries, don’t just let it sit there, take the next step:  READ the High Frontier.

We look forward to hearing your opinions and reviews and – we truly mean this – seeing what tangible things you are inspired to work on and share with fellow SSI Associates that will prove that The High Frontier is more than just a good book.  Let us all see where it takes you and how you are an active and real part of The Human Breakout Into Space.

New on the SSI YouTube Channel Jo Franklin’s The Great Space Race: The Next Civilization

While working as the Washington producer for the legendary MacNeil/Lehrer Report, Jo Franklin became frustrated by the coverage of Space events and she set out to make a difference. The result was an epic 4 part PBS special series backed by a grant from Boeing called “The Great Space Race.”

For many years this four hour set of videos had been a high volume seller at the National Air and Space Museum and now Ms. Franklin is considering adding an updated 5th part covering the exciting latest developments in the Space Industry.

The original four part series is available for purchase directly from Sea Castle Films and Ms. Franklin has generously agreed to allow The Space Studies Institute to show on our YouTube Channel Part 4 “The Next Civilization” featuring Gerard K. O’Neill, Freeman Dyson and many other SSI friends and alumni.

With all of the revolutionary achievements coming out of NewSpace – and MatureSpace – these days it would be great to see an in depth update to this classic series. We encourage you to watch this excellent video and please give it a thumbs up to show your interest in the project.

For information on ordering the complete original series or individual hours Ms. Franklin offers that you can contact Seacastlefilms AT gmail.com.

News and reviews of the original release of Jo Franklin’s The Great Space Race:

The Philadelphia Inquirer May 1986 via Philly.com. Pbs Series Plumbs The Depths Of Space

United Press International. Exploring the great space race

Los Angeles Times. ‘The Great Space Race': A Brand-new Ballgame