Author Archives: David Brandt-Erichsen

Boeing Unveils CST-100 Spacecraft Interior

And Space Adventures plans to sell flights on the CST-100, having recently signed a contract with Boeing to that effect. No word yet on cost and availability. Article below by Rebecca Regan, NASA Kennedy Space Center Two NASA astronauts conducted … Continue reading

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National Space Society Statement on NASA FY2014 Budget

How to Revive Progress at NASA Within a Limited Budget: Two Pillars for Renewed Hope Summary Excessive attention to narrow special interests threatens to drain NASA’s activities away to something ever smaller and less valuable to humanity. The National Space … Continue reading

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National Space Society (NSS) response to the National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Human Spaceflight

The National Research Council Committee on Human Spaceflight invited interested individuals and groups to submit short input papers that address the role of human spaceflight and its suggested future. Below is the NSS response. The National Space Society (NSS) is … Continue reading

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NSS Response to State Department Request for Public Comment on ITAR

As part of the President’s Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category XV (Spacecraft Systems and Related Articles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe … Continue reading

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Space Solar Power (SSP) Workshop November 8-9, 2013

Michigan Technological University, in collaboration with professionals from NASA, the Naval Research Laboratory, and the Space Solar Power Institute, will host a Space Solar Power (SSP) workshop to clarify the challenges facing SSP implementation. Michigan Tech’s Electrical and Computer Engineering … Continue reading

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Videos from the 2013 International Space Development Conference

Thanks to our friends at MoonandbackMedia, some of the presentations from the 2013 NSS International Space Development Conference in San Diego are now online. Opening Ceremony. 16 minutes. Bas Landsdorp. 29 minutes. Opening Keynote Address. Bas Lansdorp is Co-Founder and … Continue reading

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Space Solar Power: Key to a Livable Planet Earth

The National Space Society (NSS) today announces a new space solar power international initiative. NSS endorses this initiative and will work to forge an international organization involving America, India and other nations to develop space solar power. This has the … Continue reading

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Announcement of Opportunity to Submit Input to Study on Human Spaceflight

Deadline is July 9 The U.S. National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academy of Sciences is currently conducting a congressionally-requested study to examine the goals, core capabilities, and direction of human space flight. This study, which is being carried … Continue reading

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National Space Society Reports on Annual Conference

The Washington DC-based National Space Society (NSS) announced the conclusion of its 32nd International Space Development Conference (ISDC), which was held May 23-27, 2013 in San Diego, California. Despite the slowdown in federal spending and travel restriction on government leaders … Continue reading

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Kalam Address at ISDC: Space Solar Power – Key to a Liveable Planet Earth

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, aerospace engineer and former President of India, presented the keynote address at the NSS International Space Development Conference on May 24 in San Diego on the subject Space Solar Power: Key to a Liveable Planet Earth.  … Continue reading

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