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My Dad Is Going to Space, and He Deserves to Go.
He has lived a full life and all his kids are raised. He has already got to the top of Everest, so what’s a few more feet and a little less oxygen?
He deserves to go because he owes nothing to the humans back on this planet. He can go untethered. I can’t, I have debts to pay and family that I really hope want me around. He also needs to show the world that boomers and their boomer coins still need to be accepted by the degens going to the moon.
I wrote a post about my experience with my Father as he is applying to become an astronaut right now.
And here is his 200-word application:
"On the morning of Friday, May 13th, 2016 I fought through a fierce storm to become one of the first climbers to summit Mt. Everest in three years. I was overwhelmed with emotion as it had taken me 3 attempts in 5 years to finally stand on top of the world. The weather cleared and I marveled at the curvature of the earth and cobalt blue sky as if viewing the world from the window of a spaceship.
I had followed the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary who was the first to summit Mt.Everest. Now I have a chance to follow in the footsteps of Alan Sheppard whose 15-minute flight inaugurated America’s entry into the space race. To repeat not just one, but two of what history considers pinnacles of human endeavor would be a great honor and also a privilege to share with the world as an ambassador for Uplift Aerospace.
As an adventurer, I am often asked “what’s next?”. At age 67 with five children and 16 grandkids, it's hard to give an answer which trumps my past exploits. I look forward to answering: I am going to be an astronaut when I grow up!” -Greg paul
Get ready because I think at end of this month we are going to do a Stake Conference for defi. This is a free event vs. the many events that cost money. This is going to be about 90 minutes with 3-4 talks about defi. We might have a musical intermission. You can signup at StakeConference.com
This is my favorite photo with a Wookie. Just had to share.
I went to San Francisco this last week on a mission to upgrade bitcoin. It went as planned. We went with no plan and ended up with back-to-back bookings of people. www.BitChain.foundation
The biggest thing that happened recently in California was the bet on this tree. Is it one tree that split, or two trees that merged?
I’m in Texas this week…Austin to be specific. Please let me know if you can meet and talk about Bitcoin and Giddy.
I am going with one purpose and that is to manifest a 5-minute meeting with Balaji. If there is anything you can do to help me manifest this meeting please let me know.
I will surely be wearing my Cryptopia outfit at this conference because I think it fits the State and the event Consensus.
Hope to see y’all in Texas or New York soon.