Before the bricks-and-mortar institution is even developed, our goal is to create the world's biggest virtual peace museum on the Internet through this special domain; now in development. GOT IDEAS & LEADS? Good news! Dr. Peter van den Dungen (UK) is one of the GPM's distinguished co-founders, and he is also the former General Coordinator for the International Network of Museums for Peace. Therefore, we are already indirectly connected to the 82 other peace museums of the world through which we intend to develop many exhibit collaborations and exchanges. In the 1st decade of the Peace Millennium "Dr. Peter" referenced Atlanta: City of Peace and its Global Peace Museum project in an article for the Peace Forum which was hosted by SEOUL, South Korea
An ideal 8-acre site has been identified in NW Atlanta and we 'pitched' Mr. Egbert Perry to include the Global Peace Museum, or the Global Peace Tower project on his Integral Assembly Real Estate Development (his decision still pending). Also a prime 7-acre prospective plot of real estate has been identified in SW Atlanta (it adjoins "ATL: The World's Busiest Airport" which has almost 100 million annual passengers)! At both sites, we essentially have a built-in funnel for maximizing the visitation of future museum patrons, but to 'CLAIM' one of these ideal sites, we urgently need "BIG CREATIVE WHEELS" to step forward and assist. Mr. Shailesh Kalyan (AIA, NCARB, LEED AP) is Founder and Architectural Project Manager for STUDIO 78, LLC. Mr. Kalyan is also a key official co-founder for ATLANTA: City of Peace Inc (ACP) which is the mother-organization for the Global Peace Museum (GPM) Project. ACP would like to "Thank" and celebrate Mr. Kalyan's professional insight and for his services as the GPM Lead Design Coordinator. GREAT News! We already have Verner Johnson Inc., one of the world's foremost museum design firms, very interested in our GPM project (they offered, for ACP's use, this prospective GPM design-image seen above). Do you have GPM co-founder ideas and/or leads to propel funding, design, development and endowment?
Recall GPM Mission Statement? Since tourism is the world's biggest peace industry, we especially want the GPM developed next to Marta (Atlanta's mass-transit system) to facilitate a river of tourist visits. At our ideal site near the world's busiest airport, we will also be connected to the ATL Sky-Train (the airport's shuttle). Through the museum, we will promote the fact that we are all, essentially, important/integral sisters and brothers in our Global Family. Currently, we have 24 museum exhibit concepts in development and each will elaborate on this. As we all learn to better celebrate the beautiful Global Family that we are all key parts of, then the Peace Millennium will blossom in a huge way.
Yes, regardless of where someone is living, whether it is on the far side of the Earth, or in some future Space Hotel on the Moon, they will first be able to visit the Global Peace Museum online. Also, when they decide to visit the bricks-and-mortar institution here in Atlanta, our DREAM is for them to be able to see a full-scale NASA ATLANTIS Space Shuttle (replica) sitting side-by-side with a (future) retired Virgin Galactic Spaceship. NOTE: Sir Richard Branson already has our proposal. Please send ideas on connecting with him, OK?
After a visitor comes to the Global Peace Museum, they will ideally be able to go next door... to “ATL: The World’s First Commercial Spaceport for Peace” (forward-looking statement and a different project/goal that is outlined in www.GlobalPeaceFlight.org ). There, they will be able to buy a ticket and then make their own journey and tourist adventure into “SPACE: The Final Frontier.” THESE are a just few details of our DREAM for nurturing the global peace legacy of Dr. King’s birthplace and we invite YOU to be an official co-founder with us so that it will become reality!
In the Peace Millennium and 'new era of transformation' many are choosing to elevate their thinking & being. The GPM, located in the birthplace of Dr. King, will 'build bridges' and, as a result 'walls will fall.' FACT: in 1869 (the year Mahatma Gandhi was born) Mark Twain elaborated on the great potentials of peace being cultivated through tourism. From his book 'Innocents Abroad' he stated: "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of people and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the Earth all one's lifetime."
Our Global Family ("ONE Tribe") is at a great new beginning. We just began the 21st Year of the 21st Century. We are beginning the 3rd decade, and essentially only 21 years into the Peace Millennium (Years 2000-3000). Let's celebrate and archive all the positive and good things WE are accomplishing together. Before long, spaceports will be popping up in various parts of the Earth and carrying space tourists to “SPACE: The Final Frontier.” The co-founders for Atlanta: City of Peace, Inc. envision “the world’s busiest airport” eventually becoming “the world’s first commercial spaceport for peace.” Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic and who is one of four aerospace mavericks recruited to establish Spaceport America, has already been invited to assist in the founding of the Global Peace Museum (stay tuned for his decision). Ideally we want him to donate one of the (future) retired Virgin Galactic Spaceships for display inside the GPM (help us reach him, OK?).
The GPM will be a guide for our Global Family as they (WE) adventure further out into “SPACE: The Final Frontier.” For us to do that in a peaceful way it will help everyone to regularly recall the powerful words and direction that Dr. King gave us in his Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech...
"Modern man has brought this whole world to an awe-inspiring threshold of the future. He has reached new and astonishing peaks of scientific success... his spaceships have dwarfed distance... and carved highways through the stratosphere... but we have NOT learned the simple art of living together..."
Dr. King's Speech: "The Quest for Peace and Justice"
Our immense GPM-Dream was to "WIN" ATLANTIS for Atlanta! Imagine having NASA's retired Space Shuttle ATLANTIS as a GPM Cornerstone Exhibit. On the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center, and FULLY LOADED with fuel for the final mission, the Atlantis Shuttle & Solid Rocket Booster weigh almost 8 million pounds!
Dr. King is the world's most referenced Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and even the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) loves Dr. King. To indirectly "MEET" Charles F. Bolden, NASA's Chief Administrator, view 'Bolden video'...
Our DREAM for the Global Peace Museum honors Dr. King. With only a vision for the GPM, we competed against well-established museums to 'WIN" the Atlantis Space Shuttle. We completed NASA’s Space Shuttle Program “Request for Information” (SSP-RFI) documents and met their critical Submission Deadline, but in the end, we failed in our historic attempt to bring "ATLANTIS to ATLANTA!" This is the official call, and audio recording from Mr. Charles F. Bolden's office, NASA HQ, in Washington, DC.
FACT: The ideal GPM Cornerstone Exhibit will always be NASA's retired Space Shuttle ATLANTIS!
Our DREAM is still to develop the GPM next to ATL: The World's Busiest Airport. IF we would have secured the leadership of a 'Living Legend' like Andrew Young we could have brought "ATLANTIS to Atlanta" as a cornerstone GPM Exhibit. FACT: All major airports of the world will transition to Spaceports, and WINNING Atlantis could have 'launched' success to ACP's other major project:
"Be the Change & Dream to honor Gandhi & King!"
In the section below this content you can open PDFs of various Appeals & Proposals. Here is the numbered list:
#1 - This PDF document is our Open Letter to Eight (8) key leaders, including Andy Young & Ted Turner (delivered on exact 40th Anniversary of EARTH Day).
#2 - This PDF document was our petition needing vital support. We invited Andy Young to secure those signatures so NASA could gift "ATLANTIS to Atlanta!"
#3 - This PDF document is our Appeal to Charles Bolden - NASA's Administrator...
#4 - This PDF document is our Appeal to Pres. Obama & NASA's Bolden...
#5 - This PDF doc is the first 2 pages of our GPM DREAM..
#6 - This PDF doc has aerial views of the ideal GPM site...