The public interest in the outer edges of science and the understanding of phenomena has always been suffocated by mainstream ideology and bureaucratic constraint.
We believe there are transformative discoveries within our reach that will revolutionize the human experience, but they can only be accomplished through the unrestricted support of breakthrough research, discovery and innovation.
To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science has mobilized a team of the most experienced, connected and passionately curious minds from the US intelligence community, including the CIA and Department of Defense, that have been operating under the shadows of top-secrecy for decades. The team members all share a common thread of frustration and determination to disrupt the status quo, wanting to use their expertise and credibility to bring transformative science and engineering out of the shadows and collaborate with global citizens to apply that knowledge in a way that benefits humanity.
Without the restrictions of government priorities.
There is sufficient credible evidence of unidentified aerial phenomena that proves exotic technologies exist that could revolutionize the human experience.
Three synergistic divisions of Science (research), Aerospace (application) and Entertainment (storytelling).
An accelerated path to transformative discoveries and technology applications and inspire global citizens through informative entertainment.
A public benefit corporation with positive world impact in mind.
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The Science Division is designed to be a theoretical and experimental laboratory to challenge conventional thinking with the discovery of a new world of physics and consciousness-related possibilities and exploring how to use them to affect the world positively. We have access to a global team of research scientists with advanced knowledge to pursue projects, which include Human Ultra-Experience Database, EngineeringSpace-Time Metrics, Brain-Computer Interface, and Telepathy.
Human ultra-experience database - Develop a world-wide digital database cataloguing different types of supranormal experiences, with the goal of creating proprietary algorithms to find detailed patterns and correlate them with other academic research.
Brain-computer interface technology - Explore new approaches for the use of sophisticated technologies to promote direct brain to computer interfaces.
Engineering the space-time metric - Develop next-generation aerospace propulsion technologies, using a concept referred to as metric engineering, which uses advanced math modelling techniques, providing a technology base to the Aerospace Division for future products.
The Aerospace Division is dedicated to finding revolutionary breakthroughs in propulsion, energy, and communication. Our objectives for advanced engineering approaches to fundamental aerospace topics range from Beamed-Energy Propulsion to warp drive metrics. Our team seeks to develop next-generation energy and propulsion concepts for transportation and spaceflight that could forever change movement across land, water, air and space.
Beamed energy propulsion launch systems - Develop known methodology to launch small satellites into orbit using ground-based laser beams.
Advanced Electrogravitic Propulsion - Develop exotic aerospace technologies involving forward-thinking physics principles that complement present-day technologies with application from new areas of research.
"This is a concept for an international point-to-point transportation craft that will erase the current travel limits of distance and time. It mimics the capabilities observed in unidentified aerial phenomenon by employing a drive system that alters space-time metric. We have glimpses of how the physics of this works, but we need to harvest technologies from the Science Division to "realize" the capability." - Steve Justice, Aerospace Division Director
The Entertainment Division is composed of our wholly-owned subsidiary To The Stars, Inc., a vertically integrated business specializing in the licensing and creation of award-winning, original content. Our content aims to educate and inspire curiosity in scientific possibilities through various media formats like film, television, books, music and art.
Our existing entertainment properties that are based on quality factual information include the current award-winning and bestselling franchises Sekret Machines and Poet Anderson.
Sekret Machines Sekret Machines is a bestselling TTS franchise that explores the real and well-documented events behind Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. With input from top government officials and scientists, Sekret Machines is an example of how real research can generate media content: a Sci-Fi thriller novel, an academically researched non-fiction series, and an upcoming documentary. The non-fiction series itself is an exceptional examination that “plays the role of an intellectual Indiana Jones, expertly guiding readers through crumbling, vine-laden Mayan temples; the stunning iconography of ancient Egypt and the esoteric creation myths of antediluvian India, Africa and China.”
Poet Anderson Poet Anderson is a dystopian young adult franchise based on a Stanford University study of how our dreams can prepare us for real life events. The YA sci-fi novel is hailed by the School Library Journal as a "teen Blade Runner, this book has nonstop action with dramatic, heart-pounding escapes." Through funding, we plan to expand the Poet Anderson franchise into virtual reality and a documentary exploring the real- life science behind the story.
To The Stars Academy strives to be a powerful vehicle for change by creating a consortium among science, aerospace and entertainment that will work collectively to allow gifted researchers the freedom to explore exotic science and technologies with the infrastructure and resources to rapidly transition them to products that can change the world:
As a Public Benefit Corporation we will look to collaborate with global citizens in everything we do to advance science forward and build a powerful collective community of interest.
"I believe what is required now is a more concerted effort by individuals from all branches of learning: in both the “hard” and the “soft” sciences, to be sure, but also in terms of the arts, for the imaginative “thinking outside the box” quality that artists, musicians, and writers bring to the table. (Think of Arthur C. Clarke and Philip K. Dick, for example.) For this effort to succeed, we need participation by everyone: every field of human endeavor, every race, every ethnicity, every religion (agnostics and atheists as well), every gender, every age, every political persuasion. No one has a monopoly on truth; everyone has a piece of the puzzle. We are all blind men with the UFO elephant in the room, and we can only know this particular elephant by pooling all of our impressions, all of our resources."
- Peter Levenda, co-author of Sekret Machines non-fiction series Gods, Man & War.
To The Stars Academy is a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), which means our public benefit purpose is a core founding principle of our corporate charter alongside the traditional goal of maximizing profit for shareholders. Our public purpose:
Education - Community - Sustainability - Transparency
PBCs have enjoyed a surge in popularity as the public becomes more interested in corporate responsibility, transparency, and more recently, the concept of impact investing.* It’s clear that an expanding portion of the general population is looking to make an impact on the world around them, not only through volunteering, or speaking out on social media, but through financial decision making.**
We believe raising resources through Regulation A+ crowdfunding will allow us to expedite expansion of TTS Academy’s PBC initiatives, like promoting citizen science, enhancing traditional education with science, engineering and art-related programming, supporting veterans and their families, and promoting underrepresented people in film.
Tom DeLonge is the co-founder, President 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 world-wide.
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.
Aerospace Division Director
Steve is the 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. Garry Nolan
Genetics Technologies Consultant
Dr. Garry Nolan is the Rachford and Carlota A. Harris Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained with Leonard Herzenberg (for his Ph.D.) and Nobel recipient Dr. David Baltimore (for postdoctoral work). He has published more than 220 research articles and is the holder of 20 US patents, has been honored as one of the top 25 inventors at Stanford University and is the first recipient of the Teal Innovator Award (2012) from the Department of Defense. Dr. Nolan was the founder and has served on the Boards of Directors for several successful biotechnology companies. He holds a B.S. in genetics from Cornell University, a Ph.D. in genetics from Stanford 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).
Committed To Our Community and Planet
Thursday April 12th, 2018
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.
Closing Once. Closing Twice.
Tuesday April 10th, 2018
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
Now Accepting Investments From The Lone Star State!
Tuesday February 20th, 2018
We are nearing our first round of escrow!
Saturday January 20th, 2018
Approved to include New Jersey
Thursday January 18th, 2018
TTS Academy is excited to announce that we have been approved to accept investments from the state of New Jersey.
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.
Now Accepting Credit Cards
Saturday December 9th, 2017
TTS Academy's Reg. A+ investment offering is now approved to accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover as payment methods, making the process even easier for investors. Please see our FAQ section for terms.
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
Download the Live Broadcast Transcript
Thursday November 2nd, 2017
Miss the broadcast? You can now download the transcript by clicking here.
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.
The offering circular is the legal document filed with the SEC for a Regulation A offering and provides facts that an investor needs to make an informed investment decision. The offering circular includes an overview of company and company's business, historical financials and capitalization, and key risk factors.
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:
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