What happened 8 Years ago

Posted in Intelligence with tags , , , on March 22, 2009 by Robin

Google this: March 23, 2001 Mir space station

According to YouTube user Evi1D0c, there was a plan.
“This was a media that NASA creative, to show the [simulated] intentional deorbit (reentry to Earth) of the aging and abandonded: MIR Russian Space Station.”


Screening Feb. 27 in DC

Posted in Intelligence on February 17, 2009 by Robin

[ripped from the pages of FaceBook Group Orphans of Apollo]

“Orphans of Apollo” Screening Washington D.C. — ISU Fundraiser
An Exclusive Director’s Presentation of the Award Winning Film
Hosted by George Washington University, International Space University, Arthur C Clarke Foundation

Friday, February 27, 2009 5:00pm – 7:45pm
George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St. N.W
Washington, DC

$250 “Event Sponsor” (3 tickets Included)
$100 “Scholarship Booster” (2 tickets Included)
** Please pay in advance with PayPal to isu.nao.pp@isu.isunet.edu

$25 General Admission; $15 Student
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More about NASA Ames sneak preview

Posted in Intelligence on October 22, 2008 by mirforpeace

The nice guys at NASA Ames Research Center mailed back the camera — and the pictures were still on it! Check out the Flickr photostream for evidence of NASA hospitality.

Student intern David Gomez

Michael’s notes for his talk before the movie: Continue reading

Bend Film Fest

Posted in Intelligence with tags on October 10, 2008 by Robin

Space Frontier Foundation Vision of the Future Winner
Orphans of Apollo Selected Documentary at Bend Film Festival

NYACK, New York – October 10, 2008

Orphans of Apollo, winner of the Space Frontier Foundation’s Vision of the Future 2008, makes its public debut this weekend at Bend Film Festival. Director Michael Potter will be available for a question and answer session, after the screening Saturday, October 11, 2:00 p.m.

Orphans of Apollo, created by first-time filmmaker/producer Michael Potter, was honored with the Space Frontier Foundation’s Vision of the Future Award on July 20, 2008, the 39th anniversary of the first Apollo Moon landing. The award was presented after a private screening for attendees at the Foundation’s annual conference, NewSpace 2008. Orphans of Apollo is the extraordinary true story of MirCorp, a rebel group of entrepreneurs who commandeered the Russian Mir space station-by leasing it from the Russian government. The film documents the pioneering efforts of bold men who fought to open space for all humanity and launched the New Space Revolution.
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Orphans of Apollo sneaked at NASA Ames

Posted in Intelligence with tags , , , on October 7, 2008 by Robin

NASA Ames Research Center hosted a sneak preview at the Ames auditorium last Friday. Introducing the movie, Center Director Pete Worden said he could confirm some of the facts in Orphans of Apollo, but the opinions expressed are entirely those of the speakers.

Michael noted that it was October 3 in California, but already October 4 in Russia — the 51st anniversary of Sputnik. October 4 is NASA’s 50th birthday and the fourth anniversary of SpaceShipOne’s X Prize-winning flight, so it was a fitting day to show this movie about a rebel band of space entrepreneurs and the Russian Mir space station to our friends at NASA.

Some Ames employees, contractors and interns we talked to after the screening said they had never heard about MirCorp’s attempt to save the the Mir, and are now curious to know more about the story.

We took photos — including a nice shot of student intern David Gomez in a pirate-themed t-shirt standing by the movie poster — but the camera was seized by NASA security. Just kidding! Some nice guys at Ames found the camera on a conference room table and mailed it back. Evidence will be posted on Flickr soon.

$1000 Reward! Recover the Flag!

Posted in Intelligence with tags , , on October 1, 2008 by Robin

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mirforpeace on YouTube

Posted in Intelligence on August 18, 2008 by Robin

New improved Orphans of Apollo trailer now showing at YouTube channel mirforpeace.

Also on the channel, Bonus Features from Free Radical Productions: Stories from the New Space Revolution that didn’t make it into the movie.

This trailer premiered at Space Frontier Foundation’s sneak preview for Orphans of Apollo in July 2008. If you saw it before then, you have not seen this version.