Author Archives: David Brandt-Erichsen

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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SpaceX Completes Qualification Testing of SuperDraco Thruster for Launch Escape System on Dragon Spacecraft

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) announced that it has completed qualification testing for the SuperDraco thruster, an engine that will power the Dragon spacecraft’s launch escape system and enable the vehicle to land propulsively on Earth or another planet with … Continue reading

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3rd Space Solar Power International Student and Young Professional Design Competition

The Space Generation Advisory Council is pleased to announce its partnership with the International Astronautical Federation’s Space Power Committee (SPC) to organize and run the 3rd Space Solar Power International Student and Young Professional Design Competition. The competition aims to challenge entrants … Continue reading

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ISDC Space and Media Track: Ted Schilowitz

By Candice Nunez, NSS ISDC Reporter, courtesy QGITS Innovator and futurist Ted Schilowitz is founding team member & first employee of Red Camera Co and consultant for digital cinema technology company Barco and 20th Century Fox. Ted is speaking at … Continue reading

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ISDC NASA Lunar Exploration Sub-Track: Dave Dunlop

By Candice Nunez, NSS ISDC Reporter, courtesy QGITS Dave Dunlop is the presenting and managing Track Chair of the Lunar Sub-Track during the NASA Exploration session. Dave has been part of the International Committee of the National Space Society in … Continue reading

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