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Robert Pearlman

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posted 12-22-2021 10:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Please use this topic for news and discussion about future passengers announced for Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital launch vehicle prior to their being assigned to a spaceflight.

Robert Pearlman

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posted 12-22-2021 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Justin Sun, a Chinese tech entrepreneur who founded the cryptocurrency platform TRON, has revealed himself as the $28 million winner of Blue Origin's auction for the first seat on its New Shepard suborbital launch vehicle (via Twitter):
Six months ago, I was lucky enough to win the auction of Blue Origin's first launch! Today, I announce that I'm launching the "Sea of Stars" campaign, which will select five warriors to explore space with me in 2022!

I won the auction six months ago but missed the launch. However, this did not stop my love for space.

So I'm very excited to announce this news and turn this opportunity into a voyage with five other warriors to space with me because I believe that space belongs to everyone!

Going to space has been a dream of mine since my childhood, and it is also the future direction of humankind. I want to share my joy with everyone in the TRON DAO community and the whole crypto world. This is an exciting journey.

I am pleased to announce that in this coming year, names of the five space warriors will be released sequentially. Each nominee shall hold a special status in their field while having a strong will to explore space:

  1. The Earth is the starting point of our generation's life, not the end. Everyone needs to have the dream of traveling in the Sea of Stars.

    Our first nominee will be a prominent figure in the crypto world who is crazy about cruising in Metaverse. Guess Who?

  2. Our second nominee will be a TRON DAO community member with a strong passion for space. He/she could come from any industry in any job title while passionate about space and the universe.

  3. Our third nominee will be an entrepreneur in the tech field who has a vision for the future and welcomes innovation in all technology-related fields.

  4. Our fourth nominee will be an artist who has the wildest dreams of space and the future of humankind. Space-themed artwork creation will be encouraged and serial campaigns will follow.

  5. Our fifth nominee will be a highly visible and socially influential celebrity, becoming a mystery guest to inspire more people to participate in space exploration.
Thanks to Jeff Bezos, who has always been an idol of mine. His valuable experience has given me a lot of inspiration for entrepreneurship. Today, he is actively involved in space exploration. This enthusiasm for technology and the future has inspired me a lot.

Thanks to Blue Origin, for nearly 20 years since its establishment, it has been working to explore space, attracting a large group of excellent aerospace scientists who have been exploring in obscurity, overcoming countless challenges. However, they have never given up.

Space exploration is the joint mission of all humankind, and the Sea of Stars is the future of our generation. With the rapid development of commercial aerospace, entering space may become a dream that everyone can realize in their lifetime.

Robert Pearlman

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TRON release
Sea of Stars

Justin Sun placed the winning bid for the first seat on New Shepard on June 13 for $28 million and wants to turn this "flying" opportunity into 6 slots on a launch/every spacecraft to inspire more people to participate in space exploration. This charity event will be called "Sea of Stars."

The five lucky astronauts will be selected by Justin Sun. The event is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Justin Sun

Justin Sun, who was born in 1990 in Xining City, Qinghai Province, dreamed of being space as a child and kept pushing his limits. It took him a year to go from a middle school student to a top student at Peking University. He not only achieves excellent academic results, but also actively cares about society and fulfils the mission of being a student of Peking University. He graduated early from Peking University and continued his educational journey at the University of Pennsylvania, which broadened his view to a global level.


In 2012, Justin Sun introduced blockchain as a "value network" in China and became an early evangelist and practitioner of Chinese blockchain. In 2017, he founded TRON. It currently has 62 million registered users, making it one of the three largest public chains in the world.

Space Tour

Justin Sun is not only a successful young entrepreneur, but also advocates for the development of cutting-edge technology and participated in the charity auction of Blue Origin Space Tour, for example. With his actions, he tries to inspire more people to join this great adventure.

Looking at the stars and exploring the universe is the common aspiration of all humanity.


If you look at all of human civilization, humanity has been curious about the universe since ancient times. Humanity is eager to understand the universe, eager to fly into space, eager to explore unknown territories, it is this "eagerness" that drives the development of human civilization. In the long history of space exploration, countless people with lofty ideas have laid down their lives, and many have even sacrificed their precious lives... But the exploration of space has never ceased.


Moreover, the exploration of "outer space" has led to a transformation of life "on the ground" that has implications for the well-being of humanity. In areas such as satellites, communications, medical treatment, crisis management, and entertainment, the function and practical value of new technologies and products offered by space exploration are of great importance. Commercial spaceflight is currently at an important historical crossroads. Talent, technologies, and markets are now available. What is needed is a market-oriented and inventive environment to create an effective mechanism to promote the sector and allow it to consciously evolve as a whole.

"Humanity's common mission is space exploration, and the "Sea of Stars" is humanity's future."


Justin Sun has made the route of unknown exploration of the cosmos and metaverse even more brilliant, from the earliest proponents of blockchain to the first proponents of commercial aerospace.

TRON aims to develop a complete blockchain ecosystem and the next generation of global internet and financial infrastructures. TRON 's cross-chain extension solution BTTC was officially launched on October 30 at the same time. It will be interoperable with other public chains in the future and enable the "ten thousand chain connection". TRON has gradually become an important infrastructure of the "Metaverse", breaking down the boundaries between virtual and real worlds and bringing the imagination of former users back to real time and space.


At the same time, as aerospace technology advances, humanity is exploring a wider and greater space for more and more people to participate in and enjoy, expanding the scope of human activity. The clash of the two realities, the reality of the universe and the digital metaverse, will further enrich the future of humanity.


Whether it is blockchain or commercial aerospace, they are essentially exploring new unknown areas. To put it vividly, both are also building a larger network, one in the physical space and the other in the digital space. , Are all to allow human civilization to expand to a larger space.


With the rapid development of commercial aeronautics and space travel, going into space could become a dream that ordinary people can fulfill in their lifetime. We are about to usher in the age of space travel. More people need to participate in this great journey. Much like Justin Sun's original intent to advance the construction of the Metaverse, commercial space travel is an important step in his path of exploration that is a step toward a more distant future.

Robert Pearlman

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Blue Origin release
Winner of the Blue Origin Auction Launches Sea of Stars Campaign

H.E. Justin Sun, Ambassador, Founder of TRON, is Taking Five Additional Crewmates With Him

H.E. Justin Sun, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Grenada to the WTO and Founder of TRON, today revealed that he placed the winning bid for the first seat on Blue Origin's Inaugural New Shepard rocket. The full bid amount of $28 million went to Blue Origin's foundation Club for the Future, which in turn benefited 19 space-based charities to inspire future generations to pursue careers in STEM and help invent the future of life in space. Sun and five crewmates will fly on a New Shepard flight in 2022. H.E. Mr. Sun will be the first Grenadian, international diplomat, and blockchain industry leader to go up to space. He will be bringing the Grenadian flag with him on his voyage.

Blue Origin, whose vision is a future of millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth, completed its first human flight on July 20 and successfully returned from suborbital space above the Kármán line, the internationally-recognized boundary of space.

As part of his planned voyage, Sun is launching the "Sea of Stars" campaign named after the Chinese idiom "星辰大海," to convey that Earth is where the chapter of human life starts for our future generations, not where it ends. Over the coming months, H.E. Mr. Sun will nominate five exceptional men and women to travel with him on his voyage. Nominees may include a member of the TRON DAO community, comprising of long-term holders of TRX, BTT, JST, SUN, NFT, and WIN, and other outstanding leaders drawn from the worlds of fashion, art, technology, space exploration, and entrepreneurship. Details on the nomination process and criteria will be announced in the coming months.

"With the rapid development of commercial aerospace, entering space may become a dream that every person can realize in his or her lifetime. We are entering the era of great spaceflight. This great journey requires more people to get involved," said H.E. Mr. Sun. "The initiative of Blue Origin to take more people to space to see Earth as our singular common home is extraordinary. Club for the Future offers a way to use that experience to inspire youth around the world to dream and act on their dreams of science, technology, and space exploration. I felt compelled to help further that vision through my bid."

Robert Pearlman

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posted 05-13-2022 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Robin Hood, an organization fighting poverty in New York City since 1988:
Last night (May 9), Robin Hood's annual benefit raised $126 million, including a $50 million commitment from New York City toward a $100 million joint child care initiative. ...

Additionally, Blue Origin donated a once-in-a-lifetime experience for one lucky auction winner to travel to space on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. This "buy one give one" item enables a New York City public school teacher to also travel to space. The live auction raised $8 million for Robin Hood, thanks to a winning bid from Citadel Founder and CEO Ken Griffin. At Ken's request, Robin Hood will provide both seats to New York City public school teachers, in recognition of their commitment to advancing public education.

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