Category Archives: The Space Movement

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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The National Space Society Supports New Horizons Stamp: Urges Others to do the Same

The National Space Society has announced its support for an effort to honor the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt with a United States Postal Service (USPS) stamp. The on-going petition effort seeks to gather 100,000 signatures … Continue reading

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Passing of Bob Citron, a True Space Pioneer

The National Space Society is sad to report the passing of Bob Citron. Born in 1932, he was involved in dozens of space and future-related projects, businesses, and organizations during his lifetime of 79 years. He died on Jan 31, … Continue reading

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Day of Remembrance

The last week of January includes an annual observance to remember those who lost their lives in pursuing a goal of human spaceflight. President Obama said on January 26: “It is important to remember that pushing the boundaries of space … 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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LtCol Paul Damphousse USMC (Ret) Named Executive Director As NSS Enters Its 25th Year

The National Space Society (NSS) is proud to announce that LtCol Paul E. Damphousse USMC (Ret) has been named Executive Director effective January 1, 2012.  The appointment of LtCol Damphousse coincides with the 25th anniversary of the 1987 merger of … 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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