International Peace Star Project


vision: the peace star

Our vision of the Peace Star is an orbiting satellite, an inflatable Mylar like sphere. Its reflective surface will sparkle brilliantly at night, visible and distinguishable worldwide. It will become a new internationally recognized symbol of peace.

Surrounding the development and launch of the Peace Star, we will have a unique opportunity to roll out a well developed media campaign to encourage people world wide to reflect on the miracle we all share. We can also explain The International Peace Star Projects objectives while directing people to our website for more detailed information.

The University of Michigan Department of Aerospace Engineering has completed a directed study project for the design and feasibility of the Peace Star.

Initial research revealed a 60's era NASA project for a fully developed, inflatable satellite structure. The work completed for this declassified NASA project will drastically reduce the time and expense needed to design, develop, and launch our Peace Star.

International Peace Star Update
Work is continuing on the Peace Star project and progress is being made. The following are some comments from supporters. — Jon Maxey

Senator Carl Levin
I also met with Senator Carl Levin. During our conversation, he had a few suggestions for the project. He said, "If you can secure a design and a foundation to fund construction, I will contact aerospace and defense contractors on your behalf about sponsoring the launch of the Peace Star. I will make that commitment to you."

Richard Wagoner Jr.
I met with Mr. Richard Wagoner Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors Corporation, which has supported several of my prior charitable initiatives. After reviewing the Peace Star project with him, he commented, "This is a big idea."

A few days later, I received calls from General Motors public relations in Detroit and Washington D.C. offering to help promote the Peace Star.

University of Michigan
The University Of Michigan Department of Aerospace Engineering has completed a directed study project for the design and feasibility of the Peace Star. Initial research has revealed a 1960's NASA project for a fully developed inflatable satellite structure. The information is comprehensive, addressing all of the necessary elements and resources needed to build and launch such a structure. In addition, since this study was produced, several exciting ideas and technological advances have emerged that should greatly reduce the cost of contruction and launch of the peace star.

All expenses to date have either been donated or paid personally. My next goal is to interest a person, group or foundation to help continue the pursuit of the dream.
— Jon Maxey

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ECHO images courtesy NASA  

Illustration by Jody Williams