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“Space … the Final Frontier ….”
For over fifty years … for more than half-a-century! … that ringing declaration has echoed across countless imaginations all around the world … spurring them on to become scientists, ambassadors … astronauts … culminating, just days ago, when the iconic man behind the Voice finally made it into Space himself ….
James Tiberius Kirk, Captain of the Enterprise … aka, “William Shatner” … at the age of 90 Earth circuits of the Sun, finally “slipped the surly bonds of Earth … to touch the Face of God.”
Or, in Shatner’s own shaken testament on his return–
“You look down, there’s the blue down there, and the black up there. There is Mother … and Earth … and Comfort … and there is … Is there death? I don’t know; was that death?
“Is that the way death is — whoop … and it’s gone?
“Jesus! It was so moving ….”
Join us tonight … as we explore the true Beginnings of the “Star Trek Universe” … for Real.
Richard C. Hoagland
As a third-generation military pilot, flying was in his blood. Rob joined the RCAF to be a fighter pilot after receiving a degree in Sociology. He recalls the harrowing tales of his grandfather flying Spitfires in Europe in WWII, and proudly watching his dad fly jets in the 70s and 80s. After topping his flying courses, Rob went on not only to become a fighter pilot flying CF-18s, he was selected as an air show pilot both in the CF-18 and with the world-renowned Snowbirds jet team.
It was with the Snowbirds that Scratch was able to blend his passion for aviation and the artist in himself. In 2006 Scratch returned to the Snowbirds as the Team Lead for two years. Following this, Scratch was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and had the honor of being selected as an exchange officer for post-grad training in Australia. He also received a Masters's degree in Strategy and Management and became a fanatical surfer.
Rob continued to develop a parallel passion for acting and performing. After studying acting and the film industry for numerous years, Scratch could not deny he had found another life calling. After 20 years in the Air Force he realized he had to live up to his countless motivational speeches to school kids; to “pursue and bite into your dreams.” Rob submitted his release and announced that he was going to retire from the Air Force to become a full-time producer, actor and air show pilot.
Recently Scratch has had the privilege of flying a classic F-86 fighter jet for Vintage Wings of Canada. Currently, he is thrilled to fly with the world-famous Patriots Jet Team out of California, a team that very closely aligns with one of his guiding principles, “passion, focus and action”; his key to success.
As a public speaker, media personality and actor, Scratch embraces the opportunity to connect with people. Scratch the actor seeks out complex male roles, something that allows him to delve into the intricacies of the human condition.
Blending two of his worlds, Scratch is flying jets and working in TV as both a character and consulting Producer of the upcoming hit series AIRHSOW.
Scratch is also a passionate sailor and has represented Canada at several world events. As a husband and father, he has two awe-inspiring children and an equally passionate and tolerant wife.
Per Ardua ad Astra…
Dr. Douglas Plata, MD, MPH
President & Founder
The Space Development Network
DevelopSpace.info/animations Dr. Plata is a physician and public health specialist in Loma Linda, CA. His undergraduate degree was in biophysics and he went on to complete his MD and MPH with specialty training in Family and Preventive Medicine.
His primary interest in space is the development of a cost-effective transportation to the Moon based upon lunar polar ice for propellant and the establishment of humanity's first permanent foothold off Earth. A description of this Plan for Sustainable Space Development can be found at DevelopSpace.info. He has founded a new type of free-to-join space advocacy organization called the Space Development Network which can also be found at DevelopSpace.info.
Dr. Plata is a physician and public health specialist in Loma Linda, CA. His undergraduate degree was in biophysics and he went on to complete his MD and MPH with specialty training in Family and Preventive Medicine.
Andrew A. Currie began his artistic career as a community public artist, working with neighbourhood groups to create murals in schools and community centres. As a graphic designer and illustrator, he serviced small to large Canadian companies. For the past decade, he has worked as a storyboard artist and concept illustrator in film and television, and in commercial tv advertising. Andrew has a Bachelor of Arts from The University of British Columbia, a diploma in graphic design and illustration, and a Masters in Art Therapy.
Member of the Enterprise Mission Imaging Team
Ron is a proudly uncredentialed polymath with a deep interest in the study of archeology, especially Martian archeology. Ron was raised on a farm in Pennsylvania collecting arrowheads as a child. He found the programmatic aspect of education too limiting after attending a famous Quaker school in PA. Ahead of his studies and his time, he attempted to contort himself into attending college; before he gave up on academia and left to travel overseas. Throughout all this time, he has focused his core attention on the metrology of our paleo history, particularly on other planets, and especially Mars.
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