Monthly Archives: July 2012

NSS and Explore Mars announce September 12th Congressional Space Blitz

The National Space Society (NSS) and Explore Mars will be conducting the “We Choose to Explore Space” Congressional Blitz on September 12, 2012 — the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s iconic “We choose to go to the Moon” … Continue reading

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NSS Mourns Sally Ride – First American Woman Astronaut

The National Space Society (NSS) mourns the death of Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut and, at the time of her first flight, the youngest as well. Ride passed away on Monday, July 23 after a 17-month battle with … Continue reading

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Sally Kristen Ride, 1951 – 2012

Sally Ride died peacefully on July 23rd, 2012 after a courageous 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Sally lived her life to the fullest, with boundless energy, curiosity, intelligence, passion, joy, and love. Her integrity was absolute; her spirit was immeasurable; … Continue reading

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Coming August 5th: Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terror Landing on Mars

In this 5-minute video, team members at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory share the challenges of the Curiosity Mars rover’s final minutes to landing on the surface of Mars. For more information see

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Texas Space Alliance Brings Together Texas Governor and Private Space Leaders

Groundbreaking meeting brings Texas closer to becoming Gateway to the Stars! The Texas Space Alliance (TXA) and the office of the Speaker of the Texas House are pleased to announce the meeting in Austin between Governor Rick Perry and numerous … Continue reading

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Spurring Economic Growth and Competitiveness Through NASA Derived Technologies

(Washington, DC) — On July 12 the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics held a hearing entitled, “Spurring Economic Growth and Competitiveness through NASA Derived Technologies.” The purpose of the hearing was to highlight … Continue reading

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Coalition for Space Exploration "Why Explore Space?" Video Contest Winners

The Coalition for Space Exploration has chosen the grand prize winner and runner up videos in its “Why Explore Space” video contest. Each video is two minutes long. Dreams of Space by Raymond Bell The Economics of Exploring Space by … Continue reading

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Virgin Galactic Unveils LauncherOne

Virgin Galactic Unveils LauncherOne to Deliver 225 KG Orbit for $10 MIllion Image Credit: Virgin Galactic In an announcement today at the Farnborough International Air Show, Virgin Galactic revealed it is partnering with a privately funded satellite launcher to build … Continue reading

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More Videos from the International Space Development Conference

The following presentations from the 2012 NSS International Space Development Conference in Washington, DC, are now available on the NSS website. Jim Muncy, Government Relations Consultant at XCOR. 64 minute video. Alexandra Hall, Senior Director, Google Lunar X Prize. 44 … Continue reading

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