What stage you at? Aspiring - I'm starting... Something! Concept - Hurrah! I/we have a great idea. Pre-Seed - I have a rough prototype/service Seed - The product is ace. Time to launch! Series A -… more

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America has to be 1st again. We need to be the 1st country to send a President to the moon, then to Mars, maybe even out of our solar system. There's no telling what we can accomplish! 🖖🚀

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Moving across country: big national movers (more $$, theoretically more reliable) or smaller local guys (hungry for biz, half the $$ of big carriers). Both are quoting about the same lead times. Co… more

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Mars & Co. - thoughts?

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First women on the moon and the US flag on Mars! Let's go!! 🇺🇲🦅🌎

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Today is the last day I can come to work until May 18. Spring break and then on April 6 distant Ed PreK style begins. I was really hoping to do distant Ed from Mars in 2030; not from home in 2020!!!

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When is that flight to Mars?

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If i could be someone's BBM, it would be Bruno Mars...i mean that man is FI-I-I-NE

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Anybody work at Mars or knows someone who does? Curious about culture and comp for their strategy group. TIA

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