About The Solar Republic
The idea of Solar Republic was created over 25 years ago, by two large-eyed Mississippi kids who dreamed of traveling among the stars. They were obsessed with the planets, stars, and constellations. Their imagination led them to ask questions such as “what would it be like to set foot on Mars” or “to scour the upper atmosphere of Titan”. They read cover to cover books such as Wayne Douglas Barlow’s “Expedition,” fascinated by the biology, the geography, the technology, the art of discovering new worlds. Nothing amazed us more than to behold, with our own eyes, the mapped surfaces of moons transmitted to us from Voyager, Cassini and other probes passing through our Solar System during the late 1990’s.
We were explorers, even if our “explorations” were the equivalent of a pile of science books our parents bought us for getting good grades. They were taken away from us, at least me, when I wasn’t well behaved in school. We were the “space nerds.” On the surface, we rebuked the label but internally embraced it. We would get overly jubilant when we thumbed through the pages of Wayne Barlowe’s “Expedition” or “Stars and Planets” from Peterson Field Guilds.
Twenty-Five years later, one of us is the author of children’s books, and the other is pursuing the millennial lifestyle of “working from anywhere” as a marketer. What remains the same is our love for the stars, in this case, something more close to home, our star, the Sun, named Sol and her family of planetary systems. I remember when I asked the question, “Why don’t all the moons have symbols?” As with every entrepreneur adventure, I decided that it was up to me to fix that particular problem.
Elon Musk has done a fantastic job of pushing his agenda of leading humankind to Mars, although I can’t ignore the nagging doubts I have about Mar’s lack of a magnetosphere. Nevertheless, like those before him, he has pioneered the unknown, putting his wealth to good use, funded the dreams of his youth. Why not do the same? As a kid I was inspired by Nas’s My Way and Tim Ferriss’ Four Hour Work Week.
I hope you enjoy the movement as well as the game. My specialty is marketing, specifically online marketing. We wish to get people excited about the idea of space travel and exploring our beautiful Solar System. In every way, it is the final frontier for humankind. One of the only moves that will unite us as humankind in one effort to further our species and ensure it’s survival. Whether you are a scientist, marketer, accountant, secretary or grocer, you have a place within this movement.