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Minutes of October Meeting

         Oklahoma Space Alliance held its regular monthly Meeting on October 14 at Earl’s Rib Palace in Moore, Oklahoma. In attendance were Mike Hopkins, Tom Koszoru, Claire and Kip McMurray, John Northcutt, Dave Sheely, Tim Scott, Christopher Taylor and Syd Henderson. OSA President Steve Swift was unable to attend, so in his absence, OSA Vice President Dave Sheely presided.
         Dave did an Update that contained links to much that was discussed, so I’ll confine myself to highlights. Dave’s Update is online at http://osa.nss.org/Update1710.pdf.
         We watched a Space X video promoting space exploration, and a video promoting their BFR earth to earth.
         We watched a video on Blue Origin, which has been selected as a launch provider for the Thai satellite company mu Space. This company is in the business of producing communications satellites for Thailand. Mu Space is the second customer for the New Glenn launcher.
         We also watched a video on the New Glenn launcher.
         We watched a brief video on the first meeting of the National Space Council.
         We watched a promotional video on Bigelow’s expandable space modules.
         We took a preliminary poll on the Heinlein award and are waiting on more votes.
         We looked at a list of proposed bylaws.
         We watched a video of Elon Musk, “Becoming a Multi-Planet Species.”
         Treasury: We have $1041.70 in checking account and $267 in cash.
         The November meeting is when we nominate officers. Steve Swift is retiring as President and Dave Sheely will run for the office,


--Minutes by OSA Secretary Syd Henderson

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