The Spirit of Exploration
Life is about exploration.
It is human's natural instinct to explore, to discover, and to question. Through these actions we find ourselves. Yes, to find ourselves, we often have to get lost. Nurture that spirit of exploration by being a member of OASA.
The spirit of exploration is ingrained in us at OASA. Through nature and nurture, we seek; and by seeking, we shall find. Along the way we will stumble, make mistakes; but we will get back up each time. As long as we see our North Star, we will never be truly lost.
The seasons of space exploration are calling louder now. Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Blockchain, Cloud, and other advanced technologies are being brought together with a higher level of awareness, consciousness, and understanding.
Are you ready? Let's learn and build a useful platform together.
The first 100 members who have signed up to the Lifetime Membership will be known as Chartered Members. Collectively, these founding members, regardless of the year they have joined, have helped establish the OASA headquarters in Hong Kong. They believe the future belongs genuinely to the courageous, adventurous, and entrepreneurial…to the young man and woman, starting from Hong Kong, who are pioneers in the NewSpace Economy.
Chartered members are unique because these are the individuals who had seeded and invested in OASA when the Academy was just a concept. These founding members hold a special place in the history and heart of OASA, and perhaps for Hong Kong and the rest of the world. They have energized the founding team, and collectively, they turned their ethos into reality. These founding members and their unyielding exploratory spirit fueled the true nature of entrepreneurism; they will be inducted into OASA's Founding Committee of 100, our Hall of Fame.
Special Rights and Privileges
As a token of our appreciation, OASA Exco shall honor these individuals by recognizing their generosity and support. OASA shall be proud to have these 100 names posted on our homepage and emblazoned onto a metal plate that will be forever displayed at the headquarters. In addition to the rights and privileges provided to all our members as outlined in our Articles of Association, chartered members shall be provided with the following seven unique benefits (updated March 2021):
You are investing in a wonderful world of entrepreneurship, mentorship, and community building; and for many, discovery into the meaning of starting a new company that can solve new challenges in the Space economy. Since the Space economy is already everywhere and increasingly relevant, by being a member of a select group of individuals sets you apart from those who are only land-bound.
Door to Opportunities As a member of OASA, you will be entitled to access, often at a discount, to the following ways that should expand your opportunities for self-discovery:
The membership team will continue to find ways to enhance the value proposition of membership. Please stay tuned. Reach out to our membership engagement team with your comments please, Membership@oasahk.org.
Membership Benefits and Activities
Individual members can look forward to gaining special and discounted access and news to these activities and supports in 2021/20221 :
Individual members are open to all eligible individuals who are at least 18 years old. To qualify for membership, all individuals must agree and abide by our Code of Conduct. Individuals with special interests in science, art, technology, engineering, and mathematics are encouraged to apply. Two members in good standing must endorse all applications. Next, the application is first vetted by our membership team and is recommended for membership to the Membership Committee before the next quarter. The individual does need to provide some proof of identity. Upon approval and receipt of payment, the member is inducted into the Academy on one-year probation. If the individual does not participate in any activity, the annual fee shall be refunded and requested to vacate the space for others. Individuals can also be removed, subject to the Membership Committee's recommendations and be given a fair process of repeal. We have an independent Chief Compliance Officer who stands ready to address all grievances.
Who would qualify as a Student?
Student members, or those over 18 years of age1 who are pursuing a full-time college or university educational program of continual exploration, learning, and enquiries, represent the core constituency of OASA. Students are the recipients and the reasons why OASA exists. Many programs and activities at OASA are designed primarily for an audience of novice explorers in mind.2 . Anyone wanting to understand the broader interconnected world that we all live in, to learn to treasure our planet Earth which is our best Spaceship, and willing to work together in building and living with nature harmoniously through a sound understanding of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) should likely qualify. We do not discriminate entry based on race, nationality, creed, politics, sex, religion, beliefs or colour. Conversely, we ask that all discussions be collegiate, apolitical, nonreligious, and without hostility directed towards any one person or group. If expressing differences in opinion, do so professionally and respectfully. (Anyone not observing our Code of Conduct will have their membership status revoked.)
Special and Additional Benefits of Student Membership
OASA Student members are provided with these specially curated opportunities and challenges for the upcoming months:
Student membership is open to all students attending a school of higher education. Please refer to the entry requirements for Individual Membership. Student members with a strong and long track record of support to OASA may apply for an apprenticeship, a particular type of student membership. These slots are few and will require a separate selection process. Opportunities for more complex and challenging assignments and adventures would naturally fall to those who have the experience, the knowledge, the attitude, and the skills (also collectively known as competencies).
Expected Contribution in Return
The Orion Astropreneur Space Academy or OASA creates problem-based action-learning games, exercises, role-plays, and experiments, as these methods are highly effective in stimulating learning and retention. But these instruments require that the participants engage themselves in the exercises and be mindful of the learning activities. We seek explorers and players, not bystanders and those who just wanted to watch the world go by. Thus, we seek entrepreneurial students, drivers and not riders. We want young leaders and those who believe they have the "right stuff." Honest feedback and constructive comments are important and valuable for the designers, and we expect the students to contribute actively and help improve each of the learning activities. Conversely, we also expect the students to be able to ask for and take feedback. Feedback is the breakfast of champions.