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Charles Black
Works at Sen Corporation Ltd
Attended St Peter's School, York, England
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Hi, can you help with my custom URL? I have the link under "About" to get a custom URL but it requires me to add characters to the name I would like which is +sen 

Can someone from the Google + team help? 

My page is this one: 
https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/109052935805996344001/109052935805996344001/posts/p/pub

And i would like to use Custom URL plus.google.com/+sen 

Many thanks
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Europe's new Vega rocket has successful first launch, carrying 9 satellits into orbit:
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Mars Opportunity enjoys winter sunlight on Mars, the European Southern Observatory celebrates its 50th birthday in 2012, the search for exomoons around exoplanets and more on Sen today:
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(Sen) - Video tracks doomed Mars probe Phobos-Grunt, DARPA selects Mae Jemison to head up the 100-Year Starship project, NASA investigates bacteria as a power source and more on Sen today

Professor Hawking urges us to look beyond Earth and to colonise Mars in the centuries ahead:

"Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist"

"It is essential that we colonise space. I believe that we will eventually establish self-sustaining colonies on Mars, and other bodies in the solar system, although probably not within the next 100 years."
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  • Sen Corporation Ltd
    Founder, CEO, 1990 - present
  • Nasstar plc
    Founder, CEO, 1998 - present
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Charles Black is an entrepreneur and the founder of Nasstar plc and Sen.

Charles qualified as a barrister in 1997 before setting up an internet company, Nasstar, in 1998. Charles has spent the last 13 years developing Nasstar as a cloud computing company, pioneering a hosted desktop service. Nasstar plc was admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange in 2005 under the symbol NASA. 

Whilst Charles continues as CEO of Nasstar plc he is also founder of Sen, a lifelong ambition to create a global space television network that promotes interest and education in space exploration.

Charles's interest in space began as a child when he imagined what existed before the universe (if it had a beginning), and what the universe was expanding in to if it was expanding. Aged 16 Charles knew his future was as an entrepreneur and he spent the next 2 years thinking about what business he would like to create. It was through this process of examining different business models that in 1990 aged 18 Charles discovered his original instinct and vision to create a business that would be capable of existing and expanding forever in space and time, and that meant a business that gathered news and information about space, essentially filming the universe for ever more. The vision for Sen had been born. 

With a belief that law would be a useful education for a life in business, Charles studied law at London University and graduated with a law degree in 1995. During his time at university the internet emerged in to the commercial world and Charles saw this as a means to start a business with just a computer and internet connection. He studied the internet and saw the potential for using it as a television medium and wrote a research paper entitled A Human Right to Broadcast 'Television Speech'? This paper was published in 1996 by Tolley's Communications Law. The paper argued that the internet meant anyone could technically broadcast by distributing video and therefore the law should be used to protect content rather than requiring a government license to broadcast. Charles's vision of starting a space television channel using the Internet without the need for a government license was the motivation behind the paper. Charles's interest in law continues and he is currently researching space law because of its relevance to the future regulation of space exploration.

Having completed his legal training, qualifying as a barrister in 1997, Charles set up Space Internet Ltd. The original idea was to market businesses with videos on the internet which would provide the experience for making programmes about space. The business became focussed on web sites and web hosting as customers in the late 1990s were happy just to have a web site without the cost of video. Space Internet Ltd therefore developed in to a pure hosting company and re-branded as Nasstar.


Education
  • St Peter's School, York, England
    1990
  • Queen Mary, University of London
    Law LLB, 1992 - 1995
  • Inns of Court School of Law
    Barrister, 1995 - 1996