Category Archives: Space Policy

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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Newt Gingrich on Space

Newt Gingrich made a major speech on space on January 25, which stressed the importance of commercial activities including the use of prizes. He called for a bold and aggressive space program, which by 2020 would establish a permanent base … Continue reading

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Sign the Petition for a July 20 National Space Exploration Day

The Utah Space Association, a Chapter of the National Space Society, is dedicated to the creation of the first holiday to celebrate space exploration. It would occur on July 20th, the anniversary of the first Moon landing. The holiday would … Continue reading

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National Space Society Announces the 2012 Legislative Blitz

From Sunday, February 26 through Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 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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