Special Local Space Events:



Further Information when available.

See http://www.leprecon.org/



(Still on going planning for Races.)

The Moon Society Phoenix is still working on the Teleprecense Remote Control races.

Check this blog for details as they develop.

We are still discussing set-ups, rules, equipment and sponsorship rules at this time and it appears that the races wont occur until sometime in the late winter or early spring.

All races will be open to all comers, however, judging maybe bases on age and type (cost) of RV Car. If you prefer to buy your own car and practice for the races, then you will need a three (3) channel RC Car that can be purchased at Walmart, Target or another store. You will need a minature TV camera, a transmitter, a receiver and a device to display the picture from the Car so that you can practice driving the Car by use of the TV System only.

In the talking stages are basic racing, advanced races, and the Lunar Challenge, race heats may be run against the clock and/or one on one or more.

If you have comments and suggestions please make your comments to this blog or send them to me at portercd@msn.com Subject RC Racing.

Demonstrations of the Race Cars will be available at CopperCon32 at the Moon Society Outreach Table.



Sunday, February 24, 2013

This item comes from an investment newsletter.
A new store recently opened at 298 Mulberry Street in downtown Manhattan.  And if you walk in the door, you'll see something truly amazing.  Something that's about to put 100 million Chinese factory workers out on the street...  And launch a 21st-century industrial revolution right here in the U.S.A.
Click to Watch -- The little shop that's putting China out of business
Click to watch button
The Air Force already bought one.
So did Nike, BMW, and Disney World.  Jay Leno has one in his garage (but it's not a car).  And now that the sticker price has plummeted from $100,000 to $799, it won't be long before everyone buys one. 
Business Insider says it's "the next trillion dollar industry." The Economist has gone even further, comparing its history-changing impact to the steam engine and the printing press. 
Too good to be true? Wall Street thinks so. Meanwhile, technology watchers are whispering that this invention could be "bigger than the internet." 
See, the innovators behind the iPod, Google and Amazon.com have been big boosters all along. And you still have time to join them — if you act fast. 
Because when the skeptics wise up, the big money will already be off the table.
The opportunity to profit from a transformative technology like this might come along once in a lifetime.
That's why The Motley Fool has JUST RELEASED this stunning new video — to help individual investors like you jump on the 3 stocks that get you the biggest piece of the action.
The Moon Miner's Manifesto will be doing a series on this technology development in the near future and it's application to the settlement of the Moon and the development of the facilities and products to make it happen.  It will be adapted to use local materials for the process.
Hi all, I have been a little lax in keeping my blog up to date.

First back in July I notified the Phoenix Chapter that was leaving the Presidency of the Chapter.  The reason being I was having trouble driving and getting to meetings.  And the reason was Diabetic Neuropathy in both of my legs and the beginnings of Arthritic pain in my right hip.

Then in September the departure became a fact and I turned the leadership of the Chapter over to Mike, the Chapter's Treasurer.

During this time I was also doing things for the ConNotations NewsZine, Delivering copies to various locations, updating the "Events" section, Selecting and/or okaying Science Articles and working on a master listing of Science Fiction Clubs.  I was also helping out with the LepreCon39 committee for Fan Tables.

But the legs continued to get worse and when I saw an advertisement for Neuropathic treatment I checked it out and decided to sign up so I could get my legs back. 

More to come on this and other topics.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Hi all, The Moon Society Phoenix will be at CopperCon this Labor Day Week end.  Come join us in Avindale Arizona.  Stop by our table and say hi, or watch and/or participate in one of our panels that are available.

Monday, August 22, 2011

August 2011 Moon Society Phoenix

Convention participation: 1) We will not be participating in CopperCon31 this Labor Day. 2) We will be participating in LepreCon38 in May 2012.

Selection of a Logo for a Chapter Shirt was unsuccessful, too few votes to select a logo from the three nominated logos.

The Moon Society Phoenix website has faulty documents uploaded due to coding glitchs. Corrected files should be up and downloadable by the time you read this post.

Pictures have been added to the website and more will be added as time allows.

There is a prospective forum that we are thinking about helping out on. The forum is "A Forum on Space Policy in the Post Shuttle Era", it will be sponsored by several groups with more adding their support for the forum. There will be a Panel Discussion followed by an extended moderated discussion. The Panel will consist of Experts in Politics, Planetary Science, Manned Space Flight and NASA Operations. Location and time are tentative at this point, but will be posted here and on the Moon Society Phoenix website when it is available.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Tranquility Community College

Tranquility CC is up and operational with the first subject posted with both a Manual and a Workbook. More subjects will be posted as they are available. Items may be down loaded and used for instructional purposes. All we ask is that when you use the various materials you give due credit to the developer/s and Chapter of origination.

If you have a presentation that you would like to share please submit it to Donald Jacques in pdf format.

Sunday, February 6, 2011



We need members that want to participate in the Conventions, chairing Panels on:
1) Lunar Science and Engineering,
2) Costing concerns,
3) Manufacturing Methods,
4) Mining Methods for both Surface and below Service.
5) Agricultural Engineering,
6) Human Interactions,
7) Living Quarters.

Racing (Telepresence)

We need members to help in the planning and conduting of the races, also includes developing the needed venues for the racing along Sponsorships.


We also need members to help in planning new events and carrying them out.

If interested come to a meeting or send me an e-mail at portercd@msn.com

Thursday, December 23, 2010

December Chapter Meeting

To All:

With a Quorum and Proxies in hand the yearly elections were held.
The Officers for the Chapter for the coming year are as follows:
President ----------------------- Craig Porter
Exec VP------------------------- Don Jacques
VP Special Projects ------------- Patti Hultstrand
Treasurer ----------------------- Mike Mackowski
RC Racing Committee Chairman - Stuart Scott

Chapter's presentation to visitors at Conventions and other Venues:
We will be developing new "Stand Ups" and "Display Table Exhibits" because we need to re-emphasize our position on the Moon and its eventual Settlement and development. The stand ups will feature our version of a basic, low tech, settlement and the equipment that we see as important to the settlement and its growth and survival. We will build some basic systems in miniature and some in full scale, as we are capable of.

The table displays will also have one of our RC Racers on display with a descriptionof what it is about.

Along with the new table displays we will be developing new panels for the Cons to advance ideas about what is needed, what is probable, and what is likely along with other ideas about settling the Moon. We will be looking into what we can "depend on" from the local terrain and how to utilize it successfully.

Panels will also be dedicated to the companies setting the lead in Commercial Space, such as SpaceX, Virgin Galactic and Bigelow Aerospace and others as they develop.

The telepresence RC Racing Venue has been combined under Stuart Scott to have a better grasp on the progress of the procurement, assembly and the other associated items to make the racing a GO. Stuart will have full access to Don, Mike and Me for technical assistance and support as he needs it.

We have talked about having a larger Telepresence RC car for the Cons and other places to demonstrate the remote Control of vehicles on the Moon.

Our next Con will be LepreCon 37 in May in Tempe Arizona, refer to http://www.blogger.com/ for information, and then in September CopperCon31 in Avondale Arizona, refer tohttp://www.blogger.com/ for information.


Come take in a Convention, bring the spouse and kits, show them what we do and what others are doing to bring about the settlement of the Moon and it's development.