This is an old page from the 1990s.
"It is possible to make PERMANENT happen as a private enterprise.
The purpose of this website is basically twofold:
We are proceeding as follows:
Generally, we are minimizing the cost of space resources utilization by a twofold approach:
There are many Russian space engineers with key experience but who are underemployed and unemployed. China and India have been building and launching spacecraft since the 1970s. Talent is everywhere, and the laws of physics and engineering are the same in Bangalore as in Cambridge.
Utilizing space resources will require building mining and manufacturing equipment. Since nobody has mined asteroids or the Moon, no country has a significant lead. We can utilize scientists and engineers from all over the world. This is the PERMANENT approach, and how we can be most competitive. It also fulfills the ideal of making space an opportunity for the benefit of all mankind. If you are really willing and able, then contact PERMANENT!
PERMANENT founder Mark Prado, who worked in advanced planning for the U.S. space program in the 1980s, spent the 1995-2001 period working in engineering and construction in less developed countries, and has exported via the internet the services of skilled analysts and designers.
How you can participate
We are operating on budgeted resources and cannot afford to drain precious money, time and effort in unproductive ways. If you want to get involved, then it must be mutually beneficial and sustainable.
The minimum for North Americans, western Europeans, Japanese, those Down Under, and other people who can afford it is to just buy the PERMANENT book, for just $27.50. You will get four benefits:
An alternative to buying the PERMANENT book, especially for those in less developed countries like Russia, China, India and elsewhere, for whom $27 is a lot of money (and who often don't have a credit card anyway), is to provide a useful service instead. We can give you access to all of the above, and even send you (or your library) a book for free, if you help us out with your time, effort and skills.
Another alternative is to do business with us otherwise. We have a business exporting present-day skilled services via internet from less developed countries (e.g., Russia, India, Thailand) to the West (mainly North America). We can offer you the most competitive prices for high quality work. Examples are website design, artwork (including 3D modeling and animations, from brief to program extent), engineering design, data processing and programming. Our offshore company, Export Quality Services Co., Ltd., founded by PERMANENT founder Mark Prado, operates the website www.OffshoreLabor.com and employs longtime PERMANENT contributors. We use profits from this enterprise to operate PERMANENT (otherwise PERMANENT would die), and use skilled employees to create the artwork and programming for PERMANENT, and perform other PERMANENT functions as well. (Note: this paragraph is from around the turn of the century, and my business is not so active any longer in export of services, though we are very experienced in it.)
If you really want to see PERMANENT happen, then why buy these services from someone else? Outsource to us.
We and our clients have provided export of architecture and engineering design services, 3D modeling, artwork, programming, data processing, research/analysis/creative writing, and language translation services.
This can be the beginning of a mutually beneficial relationship that should last the rest of our lives. The earlier you establish yourself, the better.
Our long-term plan is to utilize offshore skilled labor as much as feasible to most economically produce the marketing materials for PERMANENT and its clients, research and development, engineering design and launch of payloads ... as discussed above.
We are looking for mirror sites for the PERMANENT website. We do not discriminate by race, religion, present political establishment of the government of your country, etc.
Get ahead in the next space race!