Monthly Archives: December 2009

National Space Society Congratulates Tim Pickens

The National Space Society (“NSS”) congratulates one of its own, Tim Pickens, on the sale of his successful pioneering NewSpace company, Orion Propulsion, Inc. (“OPI”), to another Huntsville, Alabama-based aerospace company, Dynetics. OPI specializes in spacecraft and rocket propulsion design … Continue reading

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South Korean Space Center Selects XCOR's Lynx for Suborbital Operations

December 17th – 18th, 2009, Mojave, CA, USA and Yecheon-gun, ROK: The Yecheon Astro Space Center announced today that it has selected XCOR Aerospace as its preferred supplier of suborbital space launch services. Operating under a wet lease model, XCOR … Continue reading

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NSS Congratulates Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites for Rollout of SpaceShipTwo

On December 7, 2009, in a star-studded ceremony at the Mojave Spaceport in Mojave, California, Virgin Galactic’s new commercial suborbital spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo (manufactured by Scaled Composites) was unveiled to the public for the first time. SpaceShipTwo, christened the “Enterprise”, is … Continue reading

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Why Space Matters

The Coalition for Space Exploration (of which NSS is a member) has released a new PSA video on how space affects our everyday lives. Historically, every dollar spent on space exploration has yielded significant returns in the form of innovations … Continue reading

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PG&E gets OK for space-based solar project

The California Public Utilities Commission has approved a space-based renewable energy contract for Pacific Gas and Electric Company in an effort to move the state a step closer to meeting its renewable energy goals. Read stories in the Sacramento Business … Continue reading

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