Monthly Archives: February 2009

NSS Executive Director Search Committee Formed

The members of the Executive Director Search Committee are Greg Allison, Rick Zucker, Joe Redfield, Al Globus and Lynne Zielinski. David Brandt-Erichsen was elected to be Secretary. Mark Hopkins will be the Chair of the Committee. The 7 members of … Continue reading

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NSS HQ is Moving

The National Space Society is moving its headquarters. Starting March 1st the new address is 1155 15th Street NW Suite 500 Washington DC 20005 The phone Number is still 202-429-1600 The Fax Number is still 202-463-8498 Brett Silcox is continuing … Continue reading

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SPACEFARING LOGISTICS INFRASTRUCTURE

Here is an interesting paper which considers what would be required to build a spacefaring civilization. SPACEFARING LOGISTICS INFRASTRUCTURE: THE FOUNDATION OF A SPACEFARING AMERICA  By JAMES MICHAEL SNEAD Abstract The American spacefaring dream, which envisions average Americans being able … Continue reading

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Remembering Space Pioneer Konrad K. Dannenberg

Space pioneer Konrad K. Dannenberg passed away on the 16th of February 2009 at the age of 96. He was not only one of the last of Wernher Von Braun’s original rocket team, but one of the most active publicly. … Continue reading

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Sustainable Terrestrial Power is Unsustainable?

New Scientist has an article Why sustainable power is unsustainable . It suggested that because of the limits of indium and platinum solar and hydrogen may not be real options for wide scale use. What Does This Mean For Space … Continue reading

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Global Warming Debate Heating Up

Harrison Schmitt doesn’t believe that humans are causing global warming. “I don’t think the human effect is significant compared to the natural effect,” said Schmitt. Former astronaut speaks out on global warming Imagine There’s No Global Warming   On the … Continue reading

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Space Florida – Hindering Space Commericalization in Florida

According to the Orlando Sentinel’s article  Florida’s space boosters failed to launch, critics say  , Florida has spent nearly $50 million on an agency which is hampering space commercialization.  According to Elon Musk the agency introduces red tape into everything … Continue reading

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Space-Based Solar Power study released by Naval Research Laboratory

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) this week publicly released a study completed in November 2008 on Space-Based Solar Power (SBSP). This study was initiated by and prepared for top NRL management in part as result of the publication in October … Continue reading

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When Satellites Collide

Iridium 33 and Kosmos 2251 collided on February 10th, 480 miles above Siberia. Both satellites were destroyed. The collision produced over 500 pieces of tractable space debris. The Chinese are concerned about debris damaging their sunsychronous satellites. Hopefully this will … Continue reading

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RLV's The New Rail Roads and Space Solar Power The New Hydroelectric Projects?

Will space be the place for the next major government infrastructure projects? Lincoln  built the Transcontinental Railroad. Roosevelt’s New Deal built the Grand Coulee, Hoover and Tennessee Valley Authority Dams. These authors think space will be where Obama build his great … Continue reading

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