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Galaxy Forum Kansas 2012 - Ken Moum

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Ad Astra: Cool History - Bright Future --- Galaxy Forum Kansas 2012 - Ken Moum

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Galaxy Forum Kansas 2012 - Ken Moum

  1. 1. Advancing the Kansas StateMotto for the benefit of Kansas, America and the World.
  2. 2.  It all started with the Kansas State Motto
  3. 3.  It all started with the Kansas State Motto Ad Astra per Aspera
  4. 4.  It all started with the Kansas State Motto Ad Astra per Aspera To the stars through difficulty
  5. 5. Believe it or not the state motto—and, in a way, the Ad Astra Kansas Foundation—began 150 years ago when a young lawyer from Massachusetts saw an ad promoting Kansas, so he moved here.His name was John James Ingalls
  6. 6. • Ingalls was born in 1833 in Middleton, Mass.
  7. 7. • John James Ingalls, born 1833 in Middleton, Mass.• He moved to Kansas in 1859
  8. 8. • John James Ingalls, born 1833 in Middleton, Mass.• Moved to Kansas in 1859• Was part of the 1859 Wyandotte Constitutional Convention
  9. 9. • John James Ingalls, born 1833 in Middleton, Mass.• Moved to Kansas in 1859• Was a member of the 1859 Wyandotte Constitutional Convention• He also had an idea for a state seal…
  10. 10.  A single star rising from the clouds at the base of a field,
  11. 11.  A single star rising from the clouds at the base of a field, The constellation (representing the number of states then in the Union) above
  12. 12.  A single star rising from the clouds at the base of a field, The constellation (representing the number of states then in the Union) above The motto, "Ad Astra per Aspera."
  13. 13.  In 2001 Steve proposed the creation of an initiative supporting interstellar R&D… the Ad Astra Kansas Initiative.
  14. 14.  In 2001 Steve proposed the creation of an initiative supporting interstellar R&D… the Ad Astra Kansas Initiative. From the beginning, the initiative had the goal of:  Promoting the state motto to its full 21st century potential
  15. 15.  In 2001 Steve proposed the creation of an initiative supporting interstellar R&D. It would be the Ad Astra Kansas Initiative. From the beginning, the initiative had the goals of:  Promoting the state motto to its full 21st century potential  Serving as a hub featuring space-tech research, development and commercialization projects in Kansas for networking and educational purposes.
  16. 16.  In 2001 Steve proposed the creation of an initiative supporting interstellar R&D. It would be the Ad Astra Kansas Initiative. From the beginning, the initiative had the goals of:  Promoting the state motto to its full 21st century potential  Serving as a hub featuring space-tech research, development and commercialization projects in Kansas for networking and educational purposes.  Recognizing cutting edge research being done in Kansas.
  17. 17.  November 4-5, 2011in Topeka
  18. 18.  November 4-5, 2011in Topeka Organize a board of directors
  19. 19.  November 4-5, 2011in Topeka Organize a board of directors Build a consensus about the initiatives future
  20. 20.  November 4-5, 2011in Topeka Organize a board of directors Build a consensus about the initiatives future Begin the development of bylaws and resolutions
  21. 21.  November 4-5, 2011in Topeka Organize a board of directors Build a consensus about the initiatives future Begin the development of bylaws and resolutions Establish Ad Astra Kansas as a 501(c)3 corporation
  22. 22.  Thomas Armstrong, - president Ken Moum, Topeka – vice president Vicki Johnson - secretary Jeanette Steinert - treasurer Steve Durst Margaret Hennessey-Springe Elias Jordan Kay Neill Mark Smith Kansas Commission on Aerospace Education, represented by Ed Young

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