Donald McElfresh

Donald McElfresh

Mr. McElfresh is a Serial Entrepreneur and advocate for space commerce and space law that protects the rights of humanity, businesses and governments that do business in and from space. Space Commerce Law is still in its infancy and it is an area that Humanity as a Society needs to take a close look at and start preparing for the days when we begin to travel in space. Even if it is traveling in our tiny solar system.

Mr. McElfresh has started and ran many businesses during his lifetime. Success is always around the next corner. He always says, “Success is what you make of it and how well you learn from all the “did not work” trials we go through.

He currently serves on the boards of two NGO’s AmerinRio, Inc. and Pink Campaigns, Inc. He also founded the following, serves on the Boards and holds the position of  President/CEO of 1st Space Financial Institution, Inc.Astral Starship Development Corp, The Center for Starship Research and DevelopmentS.T.E.M. University, and United Interplanetary Space Alliance.

Mr. McElfresh is an advocate for the poor and impoverished, micro-entrepreneurs, and believes that the internet is the University of the Future. He founded S.T.E.M. University for the sole purpose of taking action now to create a new rapid advancement education system that will give students a head start on their career. Mr. McElfresh also believes that one third of our lives should not be spent on pursuing trivial education but instead should be spent pursuing meaningful knowledge and quality education. An education should not be spent on prerequisites and meaningless classes to fill a need to justify the price of your education, but should be spent on core curriculum courses to advance the students knowledge to be readily available to join the workforce and make valuable contributions to the advancement of humanity in the areas that matter most. Due to the fact that our societies are advancing at a rapid rate in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics we have focused our courses and colleges in these four major areas. Society today is no longer reliant on the old ways of communicating or traveling but on new technology. We are no longer in the industrial age but in the new age of technology.

S.T.E.M. University will offer new courses in the areas of:

Degree in Astronautics

Degree in Astronautics (alternatively cosmonautics), is the theory and practice of navigation beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. In other words, it is the science and technology of spaceflight.

The term astronautics was coined by analogy with aeronautics. As there is a certain degree of technology overlapping between the two fields, the term aerospace is often used to describe them both.

As with aeronautics, the restrictions of mass, temperatures, and external forces require that applications in space survive extreme conditions: high-grade vacuum, the radiation bombardment of interplanetary space and the magnetic belts of low Earth orbitSpace launch vehicles must withstand titanic forces, while satellites can experience huge variations in temperature in very brief periods.[1] Extreme constraints on mass cause astronautical engineers to face the constant need to save mass in the design in order to maximize the actual payload that reaches orbit.

Degree in Space Commerce Law.

He believes that laws should be simple and concise and to the point. These laws should not lead someone in circles or be so complex that the average citizen can’t understand them. Although U.I.S.A. is being formed similar to the United Nations it is far from being as complex as its mentor (The U.N.) U.I.S.A. is to be the founder of all things pertaining to space law and commerce above and beyond the 22,300 mile marker of space. Mr. McElfresh now in his mid-sixties is supremely confident that we as a human society must begin to set in motion these laws now and we must begin steps now to protect ourselves from catastrophic events or wars from within or from outside our solar system. Mr. McElfresh started 1st Space Financial Institution, Inc. because we should take the first step to build a new Banking Model, a new Banking Platform and be part of the new 21 st Century Banking System that will finance and pave the way for humanity to begin our journey to……. “Space the New Frontier”.