Author Archives: David Brandt-Erichsen

SpaceX Announces Progress on Reusable Rocket

SpaceX released the following statement July 23: Following last week’s successful launch of six ORBCOMM satellites, the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage reentered Earth’s atmosphere and soft landed in the Atlantic Ocean. This test confirms that the Falcon 9 booster … Continue reading

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NSS Supported Successful Integrated Space Plan Kickstarter

The National Space Society became a $500 logo backer to the “Integrated Space Plan” Kickstarter and encouraged NSS members to help this Kickstarter effort reach its goal. The “Integrated Space Plan” project is to remake, maintain, and expand the uses … Continue reading

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H.R. 5063: To promote the development of a commercial asteroid resources industry

U.S. Representatives Bill Posey (R-FL) and Derek Kilmer (D-WA) have introduced bipartisan legislation to expand opportunities and protections for private space companies looking to explore space. The American Space Technology for Exploring Resource Opportunities in Deep Space (ASTEROIDS) Act of … Continue reading

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National Space Society Calls for Less U.S. Dependence on Russian Space Technology

The Washington DC-based National Space Society (NSS) strongly recommends in a position paper issued today that Congress should fully support the Commercial Crew program in order to restore independent access to the International Space Station (ISS), prepare to operate the … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Frederick I. Ordway III (1927-2014)

The National Space Society is mourning the passing today of NSS Board of Governors member Frederick I. Ordway III. Frederick Ira Ordway III was an educator, consultant, researcher, and author on space flight and energy programs. His career began in … Continue reading

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NASA selects Deep Space Industries for two asteroid contracts

NASA has awarded two contracts to Deep Space Industries Inc. to accelerate the agency’s plans to partner with private industry on asteroid prospecting and harvesting.  One will analyze commercial approaches to NASA’s asteroid goals and how an industry-led asteroid economy … Continue reading

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National Space Society Message to Congress on Commercial Crew

The following was sent to key Congressional leaders. Washington, DC (June 18, 2014) Attention Members House/Senate Conference Committee: National Space Society Urges House/Senate Conference to Fully Support Commercial Crew The Washington DC-based National Space Society (NSS) has been a consistent … Continue reading

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NSS Issues Political Action Network Alert in Support of Commercial Crew

On June 5, 2014 NSS issued an alert to the NSS Political Action Network concerning support for Commercial Crew in the current Senate Appropriations Bill.  The alert can be found at: http://www.nss.org/legislative/alerts/NSS.Legislative.Alert.2014.Jun.5.pdf. The alert calls for requesting full funding for … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Peter E. Glaser (1923-2014)

The National Space Society is mourning the passing of NSS Board of Governors member Peter E. Glaser on May 29, 2014. Dr. Peter E. Glaser was Vice President for Advanced Technology at Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cambridge, MA, a company … Continue reading

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SpaceX Unveils Dragon 2 Spacecraft

15-minute video, May 29, 2014

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