International Space Agency (ISA)
Rick R. Dobson
P.O. Box 541053, Omaha, Nebraska, 68154-9053, USA
The International Space Agency, ISA, International Space Administration, is an international "global" civil space organization that represents and supports, both, government and non-governmental, entities, organizations, and persons. The ISA is primarily a not-for-profit motivated organization which is tasked with, and supports, promotes, plans, develops, enables, coordinates, and undertakes primarily, "Firstly", on the behalf of, and benefit of, its member nations and non-government organizations, and "Secondly" in general, on behalf of the peoples of the World Community, Earth; all international civil space: colonization, exploration, exploitation, programs, missions, projects, services, personnel, facilities, bases, stations, ships, craft, probes, vehicles, and technology, for government, industry, commerce, science, academia, and private ventures, for strictly, and exclusively, peaceful purposes. The ISA is restricted by its charter, from, or support of, any military activities or operations, by or between its members, or the World Community at large; however, in some approved cases the ISA may cooperate with national military organizations for peaceful purposes, when approved, and as appropriate.
Founded 1986, Incorporated 1990, and presently seeking International Charter & Treaty Status. The International Space Agency, ISA took shape, and was started in earnest when the Founder of the ISA, Mr. Rick R. Dobson, Jr., in 1988, forged an alliance with, and gained the support of, Dr. Norman R. Scott, Vice President of Research & Advanced Studies at Cornell University, and also securing the support & understanding of Dr. Frank Rhoads, President of Cornell University, for the ISA project and efforts.š Through this alliance and support, the Founder of the ISA gained access to critical Academic and Intellectual Assets and Resources on the Cornell Campus; which included the help and support of various Cornell Students and Professors, access to Cornell Libraries for Research on the ISA Concept and Organization, and access to Cornell Computer Resources. From 1988 to 1990 the ISA Concept Matured, and was formally Incorporated, started September 1989, finalized June 1990 in N.Y. State, USA After Incorporation in 1990, the Board of Directors of the International Space Agency began efforts to plan for a series of meetings to take place in Washington, D.C., USA, as this would be the most logical location for such efforts, as a major international diplomatic presence was already located in this area, and could be easily accessed for planned ISA meetings and diplomatic efforts.
The first, of many, International Space Agency meetings took place on May 22nd of 1992, at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., in the United States of America. Diplomats & Government Officials from the USA, European Space Agency, Germany, Italy, Britain, Switzerland, Japan, China, India, Netherlands, and Canada attended this first historic ISA meeting. Three more formal International Space Agency meetings, and over 200 private informal meetings, occurred in Washington, D.C., from 1992 to 1996, with Russia, Finland, and Belgium Diplomats also attending these later meetings. Peron Technologies, Fiat Space & Defense, Aerospace Industries Association, US Navy, US Army, John Hopkins University, McDonnell Douglas, Boeing, National Astronautics Society, South West Research Institute, US Congress, US Department of Transportation-Commercial Space Office, US Department of Energy-Space Programs Office, and Search for Common Ground are just a few of the Major Organizations which participated in these International Space Agency meetings. The outreach and efforts of the International Space Agency continue in this direction to the present day, 2004, and many more meetings and events are planned for 2004 and 2005. The ISA has had a presence at both the 1992, and 2002, World Space Congresses.
In 2004 the International Space Agency, ISA, is celebrating its 14th year of existence as a corporation, which was incorporated in N.Y. State USA in June of 1990, and celebrating its 18th year since its founding in 1986. The International Space Agency has grown and matured during these years, and has faced many challenges, failures, growing pains, and has as well accomplished a number of notable and historic successes and achievements along the way.
The future of the International Space Agency is bright and is very exciting to think about. The increasing interest and support globally is very encouraging, and will unfold in 2004 in ways that are sure to be groundbreaking and significant. USA, Russia, Europe, India, Japan, and China will surely play a major role in the growth and success of the International Space Agency, as well as many other developed and emerging space Nations and Organizations Globally. These and other Countries are now, and have been, officially courted as signatories to the ISA Charter and the S.R.C. Constitution, and it is hoped that in nearest time, one Nation listed above will make the First Historic Bid, to sign the ISA Charter, and begin the process of many Countries following suit, and becoming Signatory Members to the ISA Charter and the SRC Constitution. The formation of the International Space Administration; the Space Regulation Commission, SRC; and the Space Planning Commission, SPC will be the major focus, goals, and efforts of the International Space Agency, ISA, in 2004, and 2005.
The Board of Directors and Board of Advisors (The Cabinet) are growing in both size and stature. A number of Major & Influential Companies and Esteemed Persons Globally are now taking interest in the Historic and Important Goals and Efforts of the International Space Agency, and some are soon to either join the ISA Board of Directors or Board of Advisors, or will seek to forge official public support for the International Space Agency.
The International Space Agency, today stands ready, more than ever in its history, to take its rightful place in the minds and hearts of the Peoples of the World Community, and to lead Humanity into the next greatest and vast frontier to ever be presented, available, and accessible to Humanity, peacefully, and in the common interests of the survival and continued growth of Humanity. Humanity stands on a most important and very dangerous stage and phase in its development and growth. Humanity now possesses collectively and individually as Nations and Global Community the means to utterly and totally destroy itself with nuclear, biological, and chemical self-annihilation and self-suicide. Humanity also posses the ability to use these very same advances in technology and science to propel its self beyond this specter of doom, to the yet undiscovered challenges and great opportunities which awaits Humanity in Space and among the Stars. The International Space Agency is the tool and vehicle, which will enable and empower Humanity to reach for the Stars, and experience all the wonders and challenges the Universe has to offer.
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