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Nov. 27, 2017
Dear Space Show Listeners:
Please support The Space Show. Your support is appreciated.
For those of you that celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday weekend. I hope the same for our friends that do not celebrate Thanksgiving or may be outside the U.S. In addition, the very best to all of you for the upcoming Christmas holiday season and the New Year 2018. May it be a year full of health, happiness, prosperity, and peace. Like all of you, I also hope for a 2018 with lots of significant and productive space development including the continued expansion of commercial space business opportunities, economic development, and yes, lots of near term lunar activities, both commercially and for our return to the Moon and on to Mars.
I want to thank all of you who have so generously supported The Space Show/One Giant Leap Foundation (OGLF) during this and previous years. Simply put, The Space Show owes its existence and success to all of you, listeners, callers, emailers, and guests alike. Your commitment to space development and The Space Show over the past 17 plus years is and has been very special to me and to everyone in our audience.
For 2018 The Space Show plans on maintaining the four programs per week schedule plus our short Hotel Mars segment hosted by John Batchelor of The John Batchelor Show. Note that Mr. Batchelor controls Hotel Mars and it is possible he might make changes in the program and/or schedule. I would also like to return to doing webinars during 2018 but they are costly to produce and challenging to arrange depending on topic and guests. Your webinar ideas and guest suggestions are welcome for the coming year, especially if you suggest the guests you would like to see for a particular webinar topic. I am optimistic that for 2018 we will be able to bring you new webinars, debates, and some different types of programming.
The Space Show relies entirely upon your financial support for its continued operation and programming. Your financial support enables us to distribute our copyrighted content freely to everyone with an online access. We never take fees from guests to be on the program, even when we are helping the guest promote books, movies, or other IP, including ideas and theories. Simply put, we do not do infomercials and we never will do them. Given our policy, we continue to need your financial support and help in maintaining and growing The Space Show. We want to continue providing a credible forum for your creative, scientific and opinion work, projects, theories, ideas, books, and views. That said, our costs (in all categories of our operations) continue to rise, at times challenging our very existence. It is your contributions that help us to meet these challenges. To remain strong and viable for 2018, your support for The Space Show is essential.
The Space Show is a non-profit 501C3 and California Public Benefit Corporation. Our parent 501C3 corporation is the One Giant Leap Foundation (OGLF) (www.onegiantleapfoundation.org). We understand that you have choices in making your tax deductible contributions and we certainly appreciate your including us in your gifting priorities. Contributions to The Space Show should be made through Pay Pal or if by check to One Giant Leap Foundation. Mailing and Pay Pal instructions can be found by clicking on Pay Pal on the right side of our home page, www.thespaceshow.com or by clicking on the OGLF page, www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/individuals.htm. From our home page, please use the Pay Pal button on the right side of our home page. Don't forget The Space Show Amazon support programs. For more information and to have your Amazon purchases help support The Space Show, please click on the large Amazon button near the center of our home page.
Space Show business and corporate sponsorships for 2018 are now available. Our program is unchanged from 2017. The sponsor gets his banner ad placed on The Space Show home page plus I will read a 60 second or less sponsor PR message on each Space Show program (there are a few exceptions to that, mostly when we do the 60 minute shows). For information on being a sponsor, email me at email@example.com. These sponsorship opportunities are limited given I read the sponsor message on each regular length live show. Only so many messages can be read without eating into the guest talk time so if you are interested, please contact me as soon as possible.
The year 2017 is quickly coming to a close. Now is the time to support The Space Show/OGLF by making a contribution to help maintain and further develop our programming and show access. If you pay U.S. federal taxes, you get a tax deduction for your gift. The same is true for those of you paying California taxes as we are both a federal 501C3 nonprofit corporation and a California Public Benefit Corporation. Please check with your tax adviser regarding any and all tax questions that you might have regarding your potential OGLF tax deductions. You are also encouraged to contact me with your questions and comments about the show or anything else. Above all, please remember that we do need and appreciate your support.
Per above, you can make your donation online using Pay Pal at the above links (or click on the Pay Pal logo on the right side of our home page). For those of you who prefer mailing a check, please make your check payable to One Giant Leap Foundation, Inc. and mail it in care of me to P.O. Box 95, Tiburon, CA 94920 USA. Remember, your gift makes possible The Space Show programming and all of the services we provide including our blog Your generous support makes it possible to bring to all of you a wide variety of topics, issue discussions, factual information, timely analysis, a toll free line, listener interaction with our guests, and innovative guests from around the world. And don't forget our blog which is available both before and during a program as well as after the program is archived. As I always say, your donations and support are what keeps The Space Show on the air.
Thank you for your support. I look forward to sharing the New Year with you through The Space Show and One Giant Leap Foundation, Inc. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Let's all work to make 2018 a banner year for space, prosperity, health, and peace around the world. Finally, I want to stress that your gift during The Space Show annual fund raising campaign is very much appreciated and very important to the program.
Dr. David M. Livingston
The Space Show/One Giant Leap Foundation, Inc.