In all geologic time, the responsibilities are on our generation ... including you ...

The Permanent Space Development Foundation, Inc., is a U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Donate to a Humanistic Cause - Please Contribute

If you want to contribute to evolutionary progress in our generation, help secure the immortality of life from Earth, and become a part of changes in our universe, here is a chance to donate to a key humanistic cause. We are at a key moment in geological time in which man can technologically destroy himself (and possibly life of Earth) -- in our generation -- if we do not get life into space self-sufficiently and independently outside of our only biosphere today.

This is also about the future of our children and grandchildren.

There are many potentially great things which humans can do, and which we can invest in, but all our dreams of the future for ourselves and our children and descendants won't matter if we make ourselves extinct by technological progress into some dangerous areas of biotechnology within our biosphere.

It is actually the responsibility of our generation.

It's not a war, it's a defense of another kind, as well as an awesome future we can build together, and you CAN become a part of it, a part of history.

Your decision is now -- either go down in history as an individual taking some responsibility by supporting this step, or else think only about yourself as another selfish animal with an excuse and rationalization. Just saying it the way it is ...

We collect the names of those who want to go down in the digital record of history as part of the solution (taking responsibility), rather than part of the problem (e.g., just another self-centered hedonistic mouse potato).

It's not enough to say "Hey, I knew about that in the beginning." To know but do nothing is questionable. The question is "Did you *DO* something in 2013?" With the advent of the internet, you can go down in digital history every day, including your opinions, actions ... and inaction when you could have. Anybody can talk the talk, but who walks the walk?

"Yeah, I read about that on the internet in 20xx!" ... and maybe talked about it with friends ... yeah, BUT what did you DO?

There are two ways you can help out:

  1. Give us some of your quality time and effort, or
  2. Make a small donation to this humanistic cause

Option 1: Contribute Some Quality Time and Effort

You do not need to send money in order to participate in PERMANENT and be a member.

If you have a key skill that you're willing to volunteer, that's ideal, as that would streamline things whereby we don't need to raise money and then hire you. If and when we do get a major donation, then you would be one of the first in line for consideration of hiring, if your working relationship with us, familiarity with our system, and productivity are good.

We do not pressure volunteers of any level of skill to send us money. However, we ask that if you want to participate and take our time in dialogue, then you be serious about following through on anything that you may say you will do at some time. We've had countless people talk a lot and then flake out when it comes time to actually do something useful. People can always find excuses ... especially once the novelty of "consuming" our information turns into a task of "producing" something. It's good to "belong" to a cutting edge group, but if you never produce then it is a loss to the team's time invested in you and thus a drain on the project.

We have a well thought out "To Do List" and can suggest some things, after we get to know you, in order to choose something appropriate to your skills, time, and level of commitment.

You can review some of the things we need in subsections of this section. Please see the menu tree or else the list of child sections near the bottom of this page.

If you wish to get into our database of contacts, and/or if want to volunteer, please fill out our contacts and volunteers database form.

We don't want to reinvent the wheel. Our focus is on helping to create and maintain an emerging lunar polar and asteroid mining space economy comprised of multiple companies and investors.

Already, there are far more than enough engineers, government contractors, and political advocates. We are not looking for more of them, we are looking to help organize and focus people, both old timers and newcomers, to create synergies, as well as to prevent "reinvention of the wheel" and wastes of precious time and energy which occurs all too often, and to be a catalyst for new projects. There are many projects that never get off the ground for various reasons, and we are here to make a difference.

In short, we explore various ways of working with other organizations and individuals in mutually beneficial and equitable ways, and are filling some of the critical gaps in the field today, mainly in developing viable mission scenarios for the private sector, and helping new entities come up to speed in the field.

If you have too little time and availability, please visit our Budget page for ways you can contribute in substantive ways quickly.

Otherwise, if you wish to get into our database of contacts, and/or if want to volunteer, please fill out our contacts and volunteers database form.

Option 2: Donate

If you don't have useful skills or the time to apply them to something concrete, then you can donate to this humanistic cause via PayPal using either your credit card or your bank account. You do not need to give us your credit card number. You can log into and send your information that way.

The buttons will redirect you to with our website as the reference account.

PERMANENT is extremely constrained by lack of resources.

To date, the founder, artist, and most others have worked for free (1985-date), indeed foregone other income to work on PERMANENT, but we need help with operating expenses, at the very least. With extra generosity from others in the world, we could do a whole lot more, quickly.

PERMANENT is now a tax-deductible, nonprofit 501c3 corporation, as of 2012, and thus contributions are tax deductible.

If you have any questions, then please use our Contact Form or else contact the PERMANENT founder, Mark Prado, at his personal website at > Please DONATE or Contribute

Additional, children pages of this current parent page:

Please DONATE or Contribute :
  Business Realities
  Publications database
  Wiki on space resources
  People and Organizations Database
  Other Space Resources Volunteers
  Fund Raising
  Donate money


PERMANENT needs a PHP / MySQL (actually, MariaDB) programmer. Are you a PHP / MySQL programmer interested in getting into space development as a career, or already working in space development? Or do you know somebody else who might be interested?

There is an ongoing process to update this website in 2019 with a target relaunch in 2020.
This website is actually very out of date. Much of the website text content was written in the 1980s to early 2000s, but that's a different matter. As regards PHP / MySQL, some offline databases go into the 2010s, as regards professional publications, engineers, companies, etc., and this is what we need programming help with. We are updating our databases on people, organizations, publications, and other things, for open source space development for all.

The current status is we have some working databases which we have been using internally for a long time for organizing professional publications, and to track people (authors, R&D people, other professionals, quality volunteers, journalists, etc.) and organizations. We want to put information online for the general public pending a security review of the programming code.

Step 1 is fixing some bugs in what we already have, the PHP code. It is functional, and been used a long time, but there are some bugs.
Step 2 will be improving the system. Some small improvements would help its usability.
Step 3 will be a security check for putting it online for the general public to be able to access and use, but with reasonable protection against hackers.
After Step 3, the main mission is accomplished, as regards PHP / MySQL, though of course we hope to keep people engaged and happy, and the sky's not the limit.

This is a volunteer, unpaid role at this point in time. A limited paid role would be considered on a tight budget, such as for at least bug fixing with some minor improvements, and/or a security review of our code before it goes online publicly. If you or one of your friends or associates may be interested, please send an email to spaceprogrammer at ... of course this domain.

Reasons to do something yourself:

  • It will help save life on our special planet -- be part of the solution in your generation.
  • It will create and secure a better future for your children and grandchildren.
  • It could be an interesting, cool, and a fun adventure for your life!

You can join us and volunteer to help out,

... or ...

If you're short on time, you can just donate:

The Permanent Space Development Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
If you would like to make a quick donation to our humanistic cause,
then please click on one of the buttons below (which go to PayPal).

... or by cryptocurrency (which is NOT tax deductible), you can donate into any of these wallets:





... or ...

Suggest this website to other people and organizations.

To get updates on PERMANENT (occasional, not frequent), get on our mailing list.

For general or specific e-mail regarding PERMANENT, please use our Feedback page.

Leave information about yourself in our people, companies, and organizations database.

If you are interested in hiring our expertise, anywhere in the world, please contact us.
We have people in the USA and Thailand, and can travel or consult by internet.
You can call anytime, 24/7, at +66-8-1135-7977

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Many website artistic design elements by Sam Fraser, Copyright © 1999-2021, All Rights Reserved.

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