Category Archives: Space Policy

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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A Penny for NASA Campaign

#Penny4NASA Gives Voice to Those Seeking an Increase in NASA’s Budget By Chase Clark, courtesy of AmericaSpace.org [See the petition at WhiteHouse.gov to at least double NASA’s annual budget to one penny for every government dollar spent.] United by the … Continue reading

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Space News Interviews NSS Executive Director Paul Damphousse

“I’ve always had this burning passion for space. I’ve known from a very, very young age what I’ve wanted to do.” So began an interview with National Space Society Executive Director Paul Damphouse in the Space News Profiles section for … Continue reading

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Senate Testimony

Testimony by Neil deGrasse Tyson before the US Senate Committee on Commerce Science & Transportation, March 7, 2012: If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but … Continue reading

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2012 Legislative Blitz: Broad Bi-Partisan Support for US Space Program on Capitol Hill, Yet Differing Opinions on Approach

The National Space Society (NSS) is pleased to announce that this year’s Legislative Blitz was very successful, as we called on Congress to work with the Administration and NASA to reach consensus on a unified and comprehensive human and robotic … Continue reading

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Aligning Politics with Space – SEA 2012 Legislative Blitz

By Kelly Thomas A high school student’s personal account of the Space Exploration Alliance Legislative Blitz On February 26th, 27th and 28th, Blaze Sanders and I were among the people who partook in the Space Exploration Alliance (SEA) Legislative Blitz. … Continue reading

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NSS Comments on NASA's FY2013 Budget; Calls for Continued Commitment to Space

While falling short of the recommended levels needed for a “space program worthy of a great nation” as proposed by the Augustine Committee in 2009, the Obama administration’s fiscal year 2013 budget plan for NASA does spare the agency from … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney on Space

Mitt Romney gave a speech on space January 27 in Brevard County, Florida.  A 17-minute video of the speech is available on the Floriday Today website. The same day Romney received an Open Letter from eight space leaders, including former … Continue reading

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Transcript of Newt Gingrich January 25 Space Policy Speech

Newt Gingrich Town Hall Meeting on Space Policy, January 25, 2012, Cocoa, Florida Transcript of 25-minute speech, courtesy of National Space Society [PDF version] See also: Video of speech on C-SPAN and NSS Press Release What I’d like to do … Continue reading

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