To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science has mobilized an elite team of creative minds across art, industry, academia, the Department of Defense and the US intelligence community with the goal of advancing our current understanding of scientific phenomena and its technological implications. Our best-in-class experts believe there are transformative discoveries within our reach, but we can only find them through the unrestricted support of breakthrough research, innovation, and education.
As a public benefit corporation, our goal is to inspire, explore and apply discoveries in ways that can advance human knowledge and have a profound impact on the future of humanity. We accomplish our efforts through a dynamic collaboration between three divisions in entertainment, science, and aerospace.
Interim CEO and President
Tom DeLonge is the co-founder and interim CEO of To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science. As President of the company’s subsidiary, To The Stars Inc., since 2015, he was primarily engaged within the entertainment sector. His career spans over two decades, selling over 25 million records worldwide with the bands he co-founded, Blink182 and Angels & Airwaves. Prior to forming the TTS Academy, Mr. DeLonge co-founded Really Likeable People, Inc. (“RLP”), the parent company of international consumer lifestyle brands including Atticus Clothing and Macbeth Footwear, and the technology monetization platform, Modlife. Mr. DeLonge has taken his award-winning creative content that spans music, books, and film and built To The Stars Inc. as a vertically integrated entertainment business that develops, produces and distributes multi-media and merchandise worldwide.
Vice President Operations
Jim Semivan is the co-founder and Vice President Operations of TTS Academy. In 2007, Mr. Semivan founded the consulting firm, JimSem1 LLC, after his retirement as a senior intelligence service member of the Central Intelligence Agency. Since retirement, Mr. Semivan primarily worked as a consultant for the Intelligence Community (IC) on classified topics including IC leadership training, CIA tradecraft training and IC programs for countering weapons of mass destruction. Mr. Semivan retired from the Central Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Operations after 25 years as an operations officer, both overseas and domestically. Mr. Semivan holds bachelor’s degrees from The Ohio State University and a M.A. from San Francisco State University.
Dr. Hal Puthoff
Vice President Science & Technology
Dr. Harold E. Puthoff is the co-founder and Vice President of Science and Technology of TTS Academy. Since 1985, Dr. Puthoff has served as President and CEO of EarthTech International, Inc. (ETI), and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin (IASA). He has published numerous papers on electron-beam devices, lasers and space propulsion and has patents issued in the laser, communications, and energy fields. Dr. Puthoff’s professional background spans more than five decades of research at General Electric, Sperry, the National Security Agency, Stanford University and SRI International. Dr. Puthoff regularly advises NASA , the Department of Defense and intelligence communities, corporations and foundations on leading-edge technologies and future technology trends. He earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1967 and won a Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement in 2017 that recognizes individuals that have achieved greatness in their industry and have excelled in their field for at least 20 years.
Chief Operating Officer and Aerospace Division Director
Steve is the Chief Operating Officer and Director of the TTS Academy Aerospace Division, tasked with leading the effort to examine the possibilities of emerging sciences and technologies. This team will work to define advanced systems exploiting radical technologies, prototypes promising concepts, and develop operational systems that shatter conventional thinking. He entered the defense aerospace industry in 1978 after graduating from the Georgia Institute of Technology. After 31 years, Stephen is the recently retired Program Director for Advanced Systems from Lockheed Martin Advanced Development Programs – better known as the “Skunk Works”. Stephen’s industry experience brings to TTS Academy a deep understanding of strategy definition, breakthrough technology development, advanced concept design, prototyping, system fielding, and program planning and execution using a leadership style that inspires innovation.
Director of Global Security & Special Programs
Luis Elizondo is a career intelligence officer whose experience includes working with the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense, the National Counterintelligence Executive, and the Director of National Intelligence. As a former Special Agent In-Charge, Luis conducted and supervised highly sensitive espionage and terrorism investigations around the world. As an intelligence Case Officer, he ran clandestine source operations throughout Latin America and the Middle East. Most recently, Luis managed the security for certain sensitive portfolios for the US Government as the Director for the National Programs Special Management Staff. For nearly the last decade, Luis also ran a sensitive aerospace threat identification program focusing on unidentified aerial technologies. Luis’ academic background includes Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology, with research experience in tropical diseases. Luis is also an inventor who holds several patents.
National Security Affairs Advisor
Christopher Mellon is a private equity investor, political commentator and the Chair of the Science Committee at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. He served 20 years in the federal government, including as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence in the Clinton and Bush Administrations. In addition, he’s worked many years on Capitol Hill including as the Minority Staff Director of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. As an aide to Senator William S. Cohen, he drafted the legislation that established the US Special Operations Command. He is the author of numerous articles on politics and national security, and the recipient of multiple awards from the Department of Defense and agencies of the US Intelligence Community. He holds a B.A. in economics from Colby College and an M.A. in international affairs from Yale University.
Dr. Paul Rapp
Brain Function & Consciousness Consultant
Dr. Paul Rapp is a Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University and Director of the Traumatic Injury Research Program. He also holds a secondary appointment as a Professor of Medical and Clinical Psychology. He is a past editor of Physica, and served on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, Chaos and Complexity Letters, and Cognitive Neurodynamics. His past honors include a Certificate of Commendation from the Central Intelligence Agency for “significant contributions to the mission of the Office of Research and Development.” Dr. Rapp attended the University of Illinois and earned degrees in physiology (minor in Chemistry, Summa cum Laude) and engineering physics (Summa cum Laude). He received a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, working under the supervision of Professor Sir James Lighthill in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.
Dr. Norm Kahn
National Security & Program Management Consultant
Dr. Norm Kahn is currently a consultant on national security for the US Government, with a focus on preventing the use of biological weapons of mass destruction/disruption. Dr. Kahn had over a 30-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency, culminating in his development and direction of the Intelligence Community's Counter-Biological Weapons Program. Dr. Kahn is the recipient of the Agency's Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal and the Director of National Intelligence's National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal. Dr. Kahn holds a B.S. degree in biology from the City College of New York and a Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Rhode Island.
Dr. Colm Kelleher
Dr. Colm Kelleher is a biochemist with a twenty-eight-year research career in cell and molecular biology currently working in senior management in the aerospace sector. He served as Laboratory Director at biotech company, Prosetta Corporation, leading several small molecule drug discovery programs focused on viruses of interest to the United States Department of Defense. He worked for eight years as Deputy Director of the National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS), a research organization using forensic science methodology to unravel scientific anomalies. From 2008-2011, he served as Deputy Administrator of a US government funded threat assessment program focused on advanced aerospace technology. Dr. Kelleher has authored more than forty peer reviewed scientific articles in cell and molecular biology, immunology and virology as well as two best-selling books, “Hunt for the Skinwalker” and “Brain Trust”. He holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Dublin, Trinity College.
Dr. Adele Gilpin
Biomedical Research & Attorney
Dr. Adele Gilpin is a scientist with biomedical academic and research experience as well as an active, licensed, attorney. She served on the faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She taught biostatistics, epidemiology, and the design and conduct of clinical trials. Dr. Gilpin led an international team of scientists and physicians in designing and implementing two multi-project programs that were, together, awarded $10 million by NIH, designing and conducting multiple clinical trials. Her regulatory law practice focuses on FDA regulated products such as medical devices and pharmaceuticals, and on research law. Since the program’s inception in 2007, Dr. Gilpin has collaborated with the DOD’s Traumatic Injury Research Program at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She was awarded the E. Randolph William award for exceptional pro bono service in both 2009 and 2011. She received B.A. and M.A. degrees and a Ph.D. from Temple University (psychology; quantitative psychology) and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center (cum laude).
The Entertainment Division is composed of the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary To The Stars, a brand manager and vertically integrated business that licenses and creates original intellectual property brought to life by award-winning content creators. Spanning film, television, books, music, art, and merchandise, fans find themselves immersed in exciting stories that inspire a new understanding and appreciation for the profound mysteries of our universe. With our unique access to both credible and incredible information by our team of experts, To The Stars is informed storytelling where the line between science and science fiction is blurred.
The company’s Science Division is a theoretical and experimental laboratory that seeks to challenge conventional thinking and discover the next-generation of physics. We have access to world-renowned scientists with advanced knowledge to pursue the company’s research projects, which include quantum communication technology, the A.D.A.M. (Acquisition & Data Analysis of Materials) Research Project, and our Community of Interest “COI” database.
The company’s Aerospace Division is dedicated to finding revolutionary breakthroughs in propulsion, energy, and communication. We are currently working with lead engineers from major Department of Defense and aerospace companies with the capability to pursue an advanced engineering approach to fundamental aerospace topics like Beamed-Energy Propulsion Launch Systems (“BELS”), Space-Time Metrics Engineering (“STME”), and warp-drive metrics.
To The Stars Academy is a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), which means we take people and the planet into consideration in addition to the traditional goal of maximizing profit for shareholders. Our public purpose includes engaging in R&D and producing content to promote knowledge, discussion, awareness, and generate funds for research that has a positive impact on society.
Education - Community - Sustainability - Transparency
HISTORY® GREENLIGHTS NEW GROUNDBREAKING SERIES ‘UNIDENTIFIED: INSIDE AMERICA’S UFO INVESTIGATION
Tuesday March 12th, 2019
HISTORY® GREENLIGHTS NEW GROUNDBREAKING LIMITED NON-FICTION SERIES ‘UNIDENTIFIED: INSIDE AMERICA’S UFO INVESTIGATION™’ EXPOSING NEW EVIDENCE ON UFOs LEAD BY THE FORMER SPECIAL AGENT-IN-CHARGE AND DIRECTOR OF THE GOVERNMENT’S TOP SECRET PROGRAM AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY TOM DELONGE
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: ‘STRANGE TIMES’ SERIES IN DEVELOPMENT AT TBS (EXCLUSIVE AT VARIETY.COM)
Monday December 10th, 2018
[EXCERPT] Former Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge left the hugely successful band in 2015 in part to explore other opportunities... His passion resulted in the acclaimed graphic novel, “Strange Times,” which is now being turned into a series for TBS.
The series, which Variety can exclusively announce is being put into development, will be written and executive produced by Aaron Karo. DeLonge, The Cartel’s Stan Spry and Jeff Holland and Strike Entertainment’s Russell Binder will serve as executive producers.
DeLonge, who played guitar in Blink and fronted his own band, Angels and Airwaves, spoke with Variety about the new series and his long-term plans for “Strange Times.”
To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science Announces The ADAM Research Project, an Academic Research Program Focused on Exotic Materials for Technology Innovation
Investors and Friends,
Today we announce the launch of our flagship research program, The ADAM Research Project, and our partnership with EarthTech International (www.earthtech.org), a pioneering research organization in Austin, Texas, at the forefront of next-generation science and technology.
Project ADAM, an acronym for Acquisition & Data Analysis of Materials, will focus on the collection and scientific evaluation of material samples obtained through reliable reports of advanced aerospace vehicles of unknown origin.
We are overwhelmed by the reception our world-class team has received since the launch of the company and are confident in our ability to be among the leading research teams focused on trying to answer some of the biggest questions of our lifetime.
We have been busy the past few months setting up infrastructure and operations. We have been fortunate to have incredible people reaching out to us from all over the globe to collaborate in our scientific exploration and are committed to a thoughtful, open-minded approach to our endeavor.
None of this would be possible without your continued support for which we are grateful. We look forward to sharing our journey with you.
Tom DeLonge CEO, To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science
TTS Academy is committed to our Public Benefit Corporation initiatives of education, community, sustainability and transparency. Here is a recap of the top moments of the last 6 months.
GO FAST: NEW Official USG Footage Available on our COI
Friday March 9th, 2018
GO FAST is the third of three official USG videos selected for release after official review by multiple government organizations. While To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science was the first to obtain a copy, it should be available to any member of the press or public via the Freedom of Information Act. This footage was captured by a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet using the Raytheon ATFLIR Pod that was being operated by a highly trained aerial observer and weapons system operator whom the government has spent millions of dollars to train. Go Fast reveals a previously undisclosed Navy encounter that occurred off the East Coast of the United States in 2015 and the object in view remains unidentified.
Read further analysis of what is being observed by our team of experts including additional videos and reports on our community of interest: coi.tothestarsacademy.com.
Who knows what perils we may avoid or opportunities we might identify if we follow the data?
Friday March 9th, 2018
Poet Anderson ...In Darkness Hits #1 New Release
Monday January 8th, 2018
Poet Anderson ...In Darkness, the second book in the award-winning franchise about the power of lucid dreamers, hits the #1 New Release spot on Amazon ahead of its January 30th release. Featuring the artwork of an original painting by Tom French on the cover, the novel leads the pack in the competitive Teen & Young Adult genre within the Fantasy & Supernatural Mysteries & Thrillers category.
TTS Academy's Director of Global Security Discusses Release of USG UAP Footage
Wednesday December 20th, 2017
History in the Making: The First Official USG Footage of UAPs
Saturday December 16th, 2017
It is the mission of To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science to collaborate with global citizens in order to help push science, technology, and ultimately humanity forward. To help accomplish this, we plan on building a powerful and robust community of interest (COI) platform where we can enable interdisciplinary collaboration on reporting and analysis of anomalies among the public at large, academia, industry partners, government and every level of law enforcement.
Our vision is to collect, triage, and partition signature data, utilizing forensic and scientific methodology, into a central database that can be used to shed light on anomalies, trends, and patterns. We believe these data, when analyzed rigorously, could lead to a better understanding of our reality, including some of the most fascinating and mysterious phenomena in the universe. In turn, our vision is to involve the public with the discovery of revolutionary breakthroughs in science and technology.
Today we are excited to announce the first step has been taken towards our goal with the launch of the TTS Academy Community of Interest. On this site you will find the first official footage of UAP's, Gimbal and FLIR1, that have gone through the US government declassification process and have been approved for release. These videos are accompanied by an analysis performed by Steve Justice, TTS Academy Aerospace Division Director and Lue Elizondo, Director of Global Security & Special Programs with further in-depth analysis to follow.
You will also be able to read a report from a highly decorated fighter pilot who is a recognized expert in aviation and Navy combat flight operations with Top Secret clearance, who was interviewed about his encounter with a UAP during the 2004 Nimitz incident off the coast of San Diego.
Make sure to sign up to the email list to be notified as additional intelligence and analyses are added.
Go to the TTS Academy Community of Interest by clicking HERE.
LUIS ELIZONDO REVEALS DETAILS ABOUT PENTAGON’S HIDDEN UFO PROGRAM IN STUNNING NEW YORK TIMES FRONT PAGE EXPOSÉ
Saturday December 16th, 2017
LUIS ELIZONDO REVEALS DETAILS ABOUT PENTAGON’S HIDDEN UFO PROGRAM IN STUNNING NEW YORK TIMES FRONT PAGE EXPOSÉ
ELIZONDO LEAVES PENTAGON TO JOIN TO THE STARS ACADEMY OF ARTS & SCIENCE
ELIZONDO AND TO THE STARS ACADEMY OF ARTS & SCIENCE LAUNCH “COMMUNITY OF INTEREST” WEBSITE WITH FIRST OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT VIDEOS OF UNIDENTIFIED AERIAL PHENOMENA – VIDEOS SEEN HERE
Los Angeles (December 16, 2017) – The New York Times has published a stunning exposé titled “Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program.” In it, former Pentagon military intelligence official LUIS ELIZONDO confirmed the existence of a hidden government program (the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program) that investigated the existence of U.F.O’s, a department he ran under a veil of secrecy since 2009.
The Timesstory featured an excerpt from Elizondo’s resignation letter in which he expressed his frustration with the limitations placed on the program, telling higher-ups “there remains a vital need to ascertain capability and intent of these phenomena for the benefit of the armed forces and the nation.”
Elizondo left his Pentagon post to join To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, a consortium of scientists, aerospace engineers and creatives founded by company President and CEO Tom DeLonge, VP of Science and Technology Dr.Hal Puthoff (also quoted in the Times story) and = VP of Operations Jim Semivan. The principals include Aerospace Division Director Steve Justice and National Security Affairs Advisor Chris Mellon. The company launched this past October with a mission to explore exotic science and technologies to rapidly transition innovative ideas into world-changing products and services.
"I am first and foremost a soldier,” says Elizondo, who now serves as Director of Global Security & Special Programs for To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science. “I was honored to serve at the DOD and took my mission of exploring unexplained aerial phenomena quite seriously. In the end, however, I couldn’t carry out that mission, because the Department — which was understandably overstretched — couldn’t give it the resources that the mounting evidence deserved. So, under very good terms, I left to find an environment where investigating these phenomena is priority number one. I’m thrilled to say I found that environment at the To The Stars Academy, an amazing team of top-flight scientists from the defense, industry and intelligence communities alongside passionate creatives to help tell the story. We look forward to working closely with the US government to produce the best possible results for America and the world."
Today Elizondo and the TTS Academy launched a “Community of Interest” website to serve as a central database and communal hub – clickHERE. The website will be home to video footage, documents and other materials that can be studied and explored for transformative breakthroughs in science and engineering through a unique collaboration among scientists, academics, industry partners, government and the public at large.
Its content at launch includes two of the first official U.S. government videos of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) referenced in the Times article, which have recently gone through the U.S. government’s official declassification review process to be approved for public release. Alongside each video is technical analysis from Elizondo and TTS Academy’s Aerospace Division Director (and former Program Director for Advanced Systems at Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works) Steve Justice. Click HERE.
Footage in the videos was captured by advanced sensor tracking technology in separate U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets. In the 34-second “Gimbal” (the name likely a reference to the UAP’s free-tilting movement), astonished pilots can be heard talking excitedly about an oval-shaped craft spotted at an altitude close to 25,000 feet. The object has no distinguishable flight surfaces or exhaust plume, and its flight seems to defy the known laws of physics. In the under-1:30 video “FLIR1” (reference to footage captured by the F/A-18’s Forward Looking Infrared System), an unknown object is seen at appx. 24,000 feet. The footage, which has no sound, shows the object hovering with no exhaust plume, displaying extreme maneuverability and sudden acceleration that cannot be achieved by any known aircraft. These are two of several official videos obtained by TTS Academy that serve as credible proof of the physics of advanced flight.
It’s the mission of To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science to collaborate with global citizens in order to help push science, technology, and ultimately humanity forward. To help accomplish this, the company is building a powerful and robust community of interest (COI) platform to enable interdisciplinary collaboration on reporting and analysis of anomalies among the public at large, academia, industry partners, government and every level of law enforcement.
TTS Academy’s vision is to collect, triage, and partition signature data, utilizing forensic and scientific methodology, into a central database that can be used to shed light on anomalies, trends, and patterns. They believe these data, when analyzed rigorously, could lead to a better understanding of our reality, including some of the most fascinating and mysterious phenomena in the universe. In turn, their vision is to involve the public with the discovery of revolutionary breakthroughs in science and technology.
About To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science
To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science is a public benefit organization that strives to be a powerful vehicle for change by creating a dynamic consortium, free of bureaucratic constraint, between science, aerospace and entertainment. Led by a team of the most experienced, connected and passionately curious minds form the US intelligence community, TTS Academy believes there are transformative discoveries within our reach, but they can only be accomplished through unrestricted support of breakthrough research, discovery, education and innovation.
To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science believes it’s the duty of private entities to invest in scientific discovery and disclosure unconstrained by government priorities, done with the help of citizens who collaborate and join by investing in the mission via the DPO. For more information, visit www.ToTheStarsAcademy.com.
Aerospace Division Update by Steve Justice
Friday November 10th, 2017
Since our 11 October launch event, there has been great interest and speculation regarding the details of the Aerospace Division. Allow me to share some insights into our organization and near-term plans.
The organization is structured to be the central technology and program development arm for TTS Academy. It is composed of three groups:
Concept Definition - harvest technologies and information from the Science Division for maturation efforts (lab demonstrations and prototyping)
Product Realization - transition prototypes to production operational systems
Operations - support for fielded production systems
As of today, TTS Academy is evaluating hundreds of newly received technical papers and studies created by universities and technology companies. This information covers materials, physics, and analyses of observed events. While we evaluate and expand our understanding of breakthrough physics for advanced propulsion, we also expect near-term, demonstrated progress in advancing technology. We are building plans for experiments with exotic materials and beamed energy propulsion systems. Each effort will be approached using the scientific method to ensure results are substantiated and provide indisputable proof of all claims.
-Steve Justice Aerospace Division Director
Farfetched? Inc. reporter Jeff Haden says "I realized it's not"
Wednesday October 25th, 2017
[EXCERPT] Many people assume the path to success lies in focusing on just one thing. If you're great at one thing (or just doing one thing) you can't be an "and," even though Venus Williams is a tennis player and an entrepreneur. Even though Jessica Alba is an actor and an entrepreneur. Even though most successful people achieve success in a variety of pursuits, professional and personal.
We should never be just one thing. We should all be "ands." As I describe in my new book that comes out in January (pre-order it and you'll not only make Penguin Random House happy, you'll also be my new best friend) while we don't all have to be serial entrepreneurs... we should all be serial achievers.
We should all try to be more than one thing -- regardless of what other people might think.
Case in point: Tom DeLonge. If you don't know Tom, he's a multi-platinum selling rock musician (Blink-182, Angels and Airwaves) who turned down a considerable payday from re-uniting with his old band to self-finance a science fiction-related book/music/film project.
Somehow that project led him to have meetings with individuals at the Department of Defense and NASA -- people who don't have sit-downs with anyone, much less rock stars.
And somehow those meetings lead to partnering with a 25-year veteran of the CIA's Director of Operations, a Lockheed Martin Program Director for Advanced Systems at Skunk Works, and a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence to start a company to explore "exotic science and technologies" and turn innovative ideas into world-changing products and services.
The result is To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, a Public Benefit Corporation that seeks to "collaborate with global citizens to advance science and build a powerful community of interest" that is made up of three divisions: Entertainment, Science, and Aerospace.
Sound like a pretty farfetched "and" for a rock star to pull off?
After talking with Tom and Steve Justice, the Director of the Aerospace Division, I realized it's not.
Make sure to keep an eye out for interviews making their way into the digital space very soon.
Huffington Post Exclusive Report
Wednesday October 11th, 2017
By: Leslie Kean, Contributor Investigative Journalist and Author
[Excerpt] Something extraordinary is about to be revealed. Former high-level officials and scientists with deep black experience who have always remained in the shadows are now stepping into the light. These insiders have long-standing connections to government agencies, which may have programs investigating unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP). They intend to move into the private sector and to make all declassified information, and any future knowledge, available for all to see.
HOW IS TTS ACADEMY DIFFERENT FROM OTHER COMPANIES OF ITS KIND?
There are no other companies like TTS Academy. There are other smaller independent research companies investigating similar technologies. However, TTS Academy is the first and only public benefit corporation (PBC) to have a focused effort for data collection and study of exotic technologies, the ability to apply those technologies to create products with revolutionary capabilities and to share the story of that journey through an entertainment division. What also sets us apart is the collection of top leadership talent from the government, aerospace and entertainment industries which brings unprecedented credibility to each of the operating divisions.
WHAT DO YOU UNDERSTAND ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS THAT OTHERS MAY NOT GET?
As with any revolutionary concept – be it a business or technology – there is a large population that believes it cannot be done. Realizing that the impossible is only something that hasn’t been seen before is the first step. The TTS Academy team believes that, despite the rapid advance of technology in our world today, there are undiscovered breakthroughs in physics which can fundamentally advance humanity. TTS Academy has been specifically structured to find clues to those technologies and transition them to products that improve our world.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST RISK?
Funding. A quote from the film The Right Stuff is truly relevant: “No bucks, no Buck Rogers.” Funding is one of the enablers of innovation. TTS Academy has assembled the other critical enablers: innovation-driven leadership and a company structured to allow that innovation spirit to flourish.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST OBSTACLE SO FAR? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME IT?
Our largest obstacle to date has been presenting the concept of TTS Academy in a way that separates it from the doubters and “profiling” that arises when one speaks of non-mainstream subjects such as the study of UAP technologies. Until now, proof of official government interest has been only speculation. Through years of groundwork, discussions, and presentations, we have been successful in drawing interest from unexpected organizations. The reveals at the live event and the launch of the Community of Interest are proof of the effective credibility we have established.
WHAT DO YOU TELL PEOPLE WHO ARE SKEPTICAL OF YOUR CHANCES OF SUCCESS?
For those that are skeptical, we ask that you allow us to share our journey. TTS Academy is structured to educate, inform, and entertain. Watch us. Do your own investigation. Challenge us with what you find. If you do that, we are certain that you will begin to understand our mission and our purpose to bring #profoundpossiblities to reality.
About Reg A Offerings:
WHAT IS EQUITY CROWDFUNDING?
In March 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released final Regulation A+ rules under Title IV of the JOBS Act, paving the way for companies like TTS Academy to raise capital from both accredited and unaccredited investors. Click here for more FAQs about equity crowdfunding and investing in TTS Academy.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF EARLY-STAGE INVESTING?
Because Reg A+ allows early stage investing by non-accredited investors, the SEC put limits in place to protect the general public from investing more than they can afford to lose in early-stage companies. However, investing in start-up and early-stage companies is risky due to the nature of these types of entities and the long horizon of the investment type. Please review the Offering Circular for a complete discussion of the risks before investing.
Investing in TTS Academy:
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN INVESTING?
To make an investment, click the ‘Invest Now’ button and have the following information readily available:
• Personal information such as your current address and phone number
• Net worth and income information
• Social Security Number or government-issued identification
• Your credit card or ABA bank routing number and checking account number if you want to pay via ACH (typically found on a personal check or bank statement)
NOTE: Our partner PrimeTrust verifies investor details and conducts background checks as required by US law. You may be asked to provide documentation supporting your investor details. If this is the case, we will notify you via email.
After you complete the ‘Invest Now’ process and send funds, your funds will be held in escrow (meaning we can't access it) until we conduct a “closing”. A Closing will occur once a month. Once your investment funds are part of a Closing, you will receive a letter from our transfer agent, Computershare, including an account statement documenting your securities. The letter will provide instructions on how to set up your profile on ComputerShare. All of your contracts will be hosted on Computershare at your portfolio screen.
CAN I INVEST NO MATTER WHERE I LIVE?
US: Unfortunately we cannot accept investment from residents in Florida, Nebraska or North Dakota at this time. Please see 'Plan of Distribution' in our Offering Circular for information about the states where the company is/is not offering securities.
Canada: Unfortunately, we are not permitted to accept investment from Canadian citizens or residents.
Elsewhere outside the US: With the exception of Canada, you may invest from outside the US. However, we make no representation that this site is operated in accordance with the laws or regulations of, or governed by, nations other than those of the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you use this Site at your own risk and initiative and you, not us, are responsible for compliance with any applicable local and national laws.
International bank fees: Please be aware when investing from outside the US, your bank as well as intermediary banks will may charge fees for transferring funds. Be sure to inquire about these fees before sending payment to make sure you send the correct amount.
PAYMENT METHODS AND TERMS.
METHODS: Through our payment partner PrimeTrust, we currently accept the following payment methods: ACH, Wire, Check and Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard and Discover). Please note: the credit card payment option not available from Australia. You can pay by PayPal Cheque if you meet their requirements: https://www.paypal.com/au/selfhelp/article/what-is-an-echeque-faq1082. Select the ACH option and enter in your routing and account number.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS:
If you choose to use a credit card as your payment method, you accept and agree to these terms and conditions:
• You can use Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Credit card must have a valid security code
• Payments cannot be split between multiple credit cards
• Until an escrow closing, you can cancel your investment for any reason by notifying us at firstname.lastname@example.org within 3 business days of sending your funds. Refunds will be initiated in 7-10 days, subject to applicable laws/government regulation
• Please refer terms and conditions available on Offering Circular for detailed information about the investment
• If your credit card payment cannot be processed for any reason, then your investment transaction will be cancelled
• AUSTRALIANS EXCLUDED. Australia prohibits the sale of securities by credit card.
REFUND POLICY: Until an escrow closing, you can cancel your investment for any reason by notifying us at email@example.com within 3 business days of sending your funds. Refunds will be initiated in 7-10 days after notification.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER INVESTING?
SHARES: Once your investment funds are part of a Closing, you will receive a letter from our transfer agent, ComputerShare, including an account statement documenting your securities. The letter will provide instruction on how to set up your profile on ComputerShare. All of your contracts will be hosted on ComputerShare at your portfolio screen.
UPDATES: Visit tothestarsacademy.com for the latest developments. We will issue an annual report once a year with financial statements and a discussion of our business, no later than 3 months after the end of our fiscal year.
SELLING/TRADING SHARES: We are a privately held company, and our shares are not traded on a public stock exchange. As a result, the shares cannot be easily traded or sold. As an investor in a private company, you typically receive a return on your investment under the following two scenarios:
• The company gets acquired by another company.
• The company goes public (undergoes an initial public offering on the NASDAQ, NYSE, or another exchange).
In those instances, you receive your pro-rata share of the distributions that occur. You should read about the risks of the investment in the Offering Circular.
Other General Questions:
ARE YOU HIRING/CAN I VOLUNTEER?
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THE COMPANY IS “TESTING THE WATERS” UNDER REGULATION A UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933. THIS PROCESS ALLOWS COMPANIES TO DETERMINE WHETHER THERE MAY BE INTEREST IN AN EVENTUAL OFFERING OF ITS SECURITIES. THE COMPANY IS NOT UNDER ANY OBLIGATION TO MAKE AN OFFERING UNDER REGULATION A. IT MAY CHOOSE TO MAKE AN OFFERING TO SOME, BUT NOT ALL, OF THE PEOPLE WHO INDICATE AN INTEREST IN INVESTING, AND THAT OFFERING MIGHT NOT BE MADE UNDER REGULATION A. IF THE COMPANY DOES GO AHEAD WITH AN OFFERING, IT WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO MAKE SALES AFTER IT HAS FILED AN OFFERING STATEMENT WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC) AND THE SEC HAS “QUALIFIED” THE OFFERING STATEMENT. THE INFORMATION IN THAT OFFERING STATEMENT WILL BE MORE COMPLETE THAN THE INFORMATION THE COMPANY IS PROVIDING NOW, AND COULD DIFFER IN IMPORTANT WAYS. YOU MUST READ THE DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC BEFORE INVESTING.
NO MONEY OR OTHER CONSIDERATION IS BEING SOLICITED, AND IF SENT IN RESPONSE, WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
NO OFFER TO BUY THE SECURITIES CAN BE ACCEPTED AND NO PART OF THE PURCHASE PRICE CAN BE RECEIVED UNTIL THE OFFERING STATEMENT FILED BY THE COMPANY WITH THE SEC HAS BEEN QUALIFIED BY THE SEC. ANY SUCH OFFER MAY BE WITHDRAWN OR REVOKED, WITHOUT OBLIGATION OR COMMITMENT OF ANY KIND, AT ANY TIME BEFORE NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE GIVEN AFTER THE DATE OF QUALIFICATION.
AN INDICATION OF INTEREST INVOLVES NO OBLIGATION OR COMMITMENT OF ANY KIND.
AN OFFERING STATEMENT REGARDING THIS OFFERING HAS BEEN FILED WITH THE SEC. YOU MAY OBTAIN A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY OFFERING CIRCULAR THAT IS PART OF THAT OFFERING STATEMENT FROM: