Category Archives: Space Policy

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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New Watershed for Space Solar Power

Book Review: The Case for Space Solar Power, by John C. Mankins Reviewed by: Paul Werbos, Executive Vice President, National Space Society If you, like me, are one of those people who really want to do the most you can … Continue reading

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National Space Society Supports 2015 NASA Commercial Crew Budget

The Washington DC-based National Space Society (NSS) has been a consistent supporter of NASA’s Commercial Crew program to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).  In the NSS position paper on the NASA Commercial Crew Program released today, the … Continue reading

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National Space Society Issues Position Paper on Protecting Earth from Cosmic Impacts

On February 15, 2013, a meteor exploded over the Chelyabinsk region of Russia. The blast damaged over 7,000 buildings and almost 1,500 people suffered injuries requiring treatment. As we observe the anniversary of that event, it is important to understand … Continue reading

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Opposition to HR 3625 Grows

On December 11 the United States House of Representatives Science, Space, and Technology Committee approved a bill, H.R. 3625, that would require an act of Congress to cancel four of NASA’s largest programs: The Space Launch System (SLS), the Orion … Continue reading

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National Space Society Opposes HR 3625

The Washington DC-based National Space Society (NSS) strongly opposes the passage of House of Representatives bill HR 3625. This bill would (a) require NASA to obtain legislative permission to cancel four of its most expensive human spaceflight and science programs, … Continue reading

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