Category Archives: The Space Movement

Coalition for Space Exploration "Why Explore Space?" Video Contest Winners

The Coalition for Space Exploration has chosen the grand prize winner and runner up videos in its “Why Explore Space” video contest. Each video is two minutes long. Dreams of Space by Raymond Bell The Economics of Exploring Space by … Continue reading

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Mars is calling: Be part of the conversation!

NASA is busy replanning the future Mars Exploration Program — and wants to hear from you! NASA has opened a forum for public input on its Mars Exploration Program, the purpose of which is to achieve high-priority science goals and … Continue reading

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Dragon "Smells Like a New Car" and is "The Equivalent of the Golden Spike"

At 0953 UTC on Saturday morning, 26 May 2012, the hatch on Dragon was opened by Don Petitt aboard the International Space Station. The ISS was 253 miles above the Earth, near Auckland New Zealand. The crew installed the air … Continue reading

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SpaceX Comments on Successful SpaceX Launch

At a press conference held after the May 22 Falcon 9 launch of the Dragon spacecraft, SpaceX CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk began, “I would like to start off by saying what a tremendous honor it has been to … Continue reading

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White House Comments on Successful SpaceX Launch

The White House has issued a statement from John Holdren, assistant to the president for science and technology. Congratulations to the teams at SpaceX and NASA for this morning’s successful launch of the Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air … Continue reading

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Video: Buzz Aldrin presents NSS Space Pioneer Award to Stephen Colbert

5-minute video

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Asteroid mining plans revealed by Planetary Resources, Inc.

Expanding the resource base of humanity to include the solar system Seattle, Wash. – April 24, 2012 — Planetary Resources, Inc. announced today its plan to mine Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs) for raw materials, ranging from water to precious metals. Through … Continue reading

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New Extraterrestrial Mining Company?

MEDIA ALERT Join visionary Peter H. Diamandis, M.D.; leading commercial space entrepreneur Eric Anderson; former NASA Mars mission manager Chris Lewicki; and planetary scientist & veteran NASA astronaut Tom Jones, Ph.D. on Tuesday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m. PDT in … 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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