Category Archives: Space Policy

NSS at the Atlantic Council

Dale Skran, Deputy Chair of the NSS Policy Committee,  and Scott Pace, NSS Board of Governors, spoke at “The Final Frontier: Renewing America’s Space Program,” an Atlantic Council event held September16, 2014 at the Newseum in Washington DC.  Governor Jon … Continue reading

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New NASA report on “Emerging Space” emphasizes private-public cooperation

When NASA was founded, only a government program could undertake a voyage from the Earth to the Moon. This may not be true in the future. Thus begins a new NASA report, “Emerging Space” that emphasizes private-public cooperation in creating … Continue reading

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National Space Society Praises Inclusion of Competition in NASA’s Commercial Crew Decision

The Washington DC-based National Space Society (NSS) has been a consistent supporter of competition in NASA’s Commercial Crew program to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). NSS today congratulates the winners of the Commercial Crew competition, Boeing and … Continue reading

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National Space Society August 2014 Home District Blitz Report

By Dale L. Skran, Deputy Chair, NSS Policy Committee During the month of August 2014, NSS volunteer Blitz teams visited 24 Representatives and Senators from states with a population totaling over 60 million and with a total of 76 representatives. … Continue reading

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NSS Home District Legislative Blitz August 2014

NSS is organizing a “home district” blitz during August when Congress is in recess and members of Congress are most probably in their home districts. The themes for the blitz include supporting Commercial Crew, advocating for ISS extension and utilization, … 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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National Space Society Message to Congress

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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Commercial Crew Needs Competition

The following Op-Ed article appears in the May 12 issue of SpaceNews. By Paul Werbos, Dale Skran | May. 12, 2014 The SpaceNews editorial “A Feckless Blame Game on ISS Crew Access” [April 14, page 18] defends NASA’s Commercial Crew … Continue reading

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