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Offline sts60

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International Space Agency
« on: March 10, 2013, 03:20:14 PM »
Many of you may remember, with no small amount of amusement, the brief but glorious appearance of the International Space Agency on the old BABB.

Well, they are hiring on a massive scale:
Quote from: ISA
International Space Agency is seeking to fill these key positions in the next 60 days

International Space Agency is seeking to fill these key positions in the next 60 days

1) Webmaster & Webdevelopers
2) Director of Public & Media Relations
3) Director of Public Outreach & Staff Recruitment
4) Director of Government & International Relations
5) Director of Commercial & Aerospace Relations
6) Director of Academic & Scientific Relations
7) Director of NGO, Societies, Foundations Relations
8 ) Director of SETI & Exobiology Outreach & Relations
9) Director of International Space Academy
10) Director of International Space Plane (ISP) Program
11) Director of Electronic, Cyber, Communication Security
12) Director of Operations, Facility, Personnel Security
13) Artists in Graphic Arts, Film, Video, Computer Graphics
14) ISA Society Directors, Nationally, Globally
15) ISA Candidates for the ISA Board of Directors
16) ISA Candidates for the ISA Board of Advisors
17) ISA Candidates for ISA Officers & Staff
18) Director of Astronomy Programs Office
19) Director of Space Weather & Hazards Programs Office
20) Director of Mars Programs Office
21) Director of Luna "Earths Moon" Programs Office
22) Director of Humans In Space Programs Office
23) Director of Legal Affairs & Judge Advocate Generals Office

If you search for "International Space Agency" on LinkedIn, you should find their ad.  ISA seems to have a thing for uniforms; the poster, "Mr. Rick R", is rather snappily attired in a naval-ish uniform.  The web site, http://www.isa-hq.com, is a marvel of sparse, clean web design.  Ahem.

I wonder what happens when someone actually applies?

I might have resurrected the ISA thread referenced above but it seemed, well, irreverent to dig it up when Maksutov was the final poster in that thread.


ETA: Started this in the wrong forum.  I'll report the post and see if LO wants to move it.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2013, 03:22:06 PM by sts60 »

Offline Glom

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Re: International Space Agency
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2013, 04:06:32 PM »
Yes, but they'll only be allowed £7200 per financial year.

Offline BazBear

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Re: International Space Agency
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2013, 12:03:06 AM »
I see Mr. Rick (and yes STS60, that is quite a spiffy uniform he has there  :o ;D ) has himself a plan for...well I'll let his description speak for itself.

"Soild Mass Centrifugal Propulsion System
January 1986 – Present

Closed Loop Mass Manipulation In A Calabrated Syncronized And Constant Out Of Balance State In A Gyroscopic Centrifugal Field" (the spelling errors are all his.)

He even has a YouTube video with some "interesting" animation depicting this thing-a-ma-bob, complete with the Airwolf TV show theme as background music.
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Re: International Space Agency
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2013, 10:05:31 PM »
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"Soild Mass Centrifugal Propulsion System
January 1986 – Present

Is it a trebuchet?


:watches video:

Oh. It's not a trebuchet, but a perpetual motion device that doesn't promise perpetual motion. Between the flashing colors and the catchy public-domain music I rather miss smoking pot. The whole video is like a bad 90's pseudoscience website: no explanations, too many words, too many colors. WTF, dude?


Pity. I was rather looking forward to seeing a trebuchet-based space launch system. Although riding it would certainly turn ME into a "soild" mass.
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Re: International Space Agency
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2013, 01:19:41 AM »
And I know a guy who could help build it.  He should be recovered enough soon!
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Re: International Space Agency
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2013, 09:26:20 AM »
It's not a trebuchet, but a perpetual motion device that doesn't promise perpetual motion.

Now there's something I can do.  I can also make cold fusion reactors that don't fuse.
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