Category Archives: Space Policy

White House petition proposes space solar power as national energy and space goal

Courtesy KurzweilAI.net: A petition to the White House to task the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to examine space solar power (SSP) as a new energy and space goal for the U.S. has been posted on the … Continue reading

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National Space Society Announces the 2013 Legislative Blitz

From Sunday, February 24 through Tuesday, February 26, 2013, the National Space Society and the Space Exploration Alliance will be holding the annual grassroots visit to Congress known as the “Legislative Blitz”. With unprecedented budgetary pressures facing the legislative and … Continue reading

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NSS Urges Congress to "Choose to Explore Space" on 50th Anniversary of JFK's Historic Speech

On September 12, the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s “We Choose to Go to the Moon” speech, members of the National Space Society (NSS) went to Capitol Hill and urged Congress to support our nation’s space program in … Continue reading

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Seeking Your Input on NASA’s Plans, Programs and Priorities

Here’s your opportunity to contribute to the future direction of NASA’s plans, programs and priorities, in a study directed by Congress and led by the National Academies. This is your space program and your future. What do you have to … Continue reading

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NSS and Explore Mars announce September 12th Congressional Space Blitz

The National Space Society (NSS) and Explore Mars will be conducting the “We Choose to Explore Space” Congressional Blitz on September 12, 2012 — the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s iconic “We choose to go to the Moon” … Continue reading

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Texas Space Alliance Brings Together Texas Governor and Private Space Leaders

Groundbreaking meeting brings Texas closer to becoming Gateway to the Stars! The Texas Space Alliance (TXA) and the office of the Speaker of the Texas House are pleased to announce the meeting in Austin between Governor Rick Perry and numerous … Continue reading

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Spurring Economic Growth and Competitiveness Through NASA Derived Technologies

(Washington, DC) — On July 12 the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics held a hearing entitled, “Spurring Economic Growth and Competitiveness through NASA Derived Technologies.” The purpose of the hearing was to highlight … Continue reading

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NSS Congratulates SpaceX Team — Calls on Congress to Fully Fund Commercial Crew & Space Technology

The National Space Society (NSS) congratulates Elon Musk and the entire SpaceX team on the Dragon spacecraft’s historic mission to the International Space Station (ISS) and its safe return to Earth yesterday. “The mission was truly spectacular and marks a … Continue reading

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NSS Urges Congress to Ease Export Control Restrictions on Satellites and Space-Related Items

The National Space Society (NSS) calls on Congress to ease export control regulations on spacecraft and related items, as urged by the Departments of Defense and State in their recent, joint “Section 1248″ report, “Risk Assessment of the United States … Continue reading

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White House Opposes House Restrictions on Commercial Crew Program

On May 7 the Executive Office of the President Office of Management and Budget issued a Statement of Administration Policy on H.R. 5326 − Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013. The statement included the following section on … Continue reading

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