Monthly Archives: May 2009

Space Exploration Day

Space Exploration Day Holiday Official Website Space Exploration Day commemorates the July 20th anniversary of man’s first historic landing and walk on the surface of another celestial body. What had once been a topic for science fiction stories, had become … Continue reading

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Get Continuing Education Units at the ISDC

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Attend 10 or more hours of programming at ISDC 2009 (at least 2 days) and you are eligible to apply for 1 CEU credit from our partner colleges!  Participation in the CEU process formalizes your commitment to remain … Continue reading

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U.S. ANNOUNCES REVIEW OF HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT PLANS The Obama Administration today announced the launch of an independent review of planned U.S. human space flight activities with the goal of ensuring that the nation is on a vigorous and sustainable … Continue reading

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Prize-Winning Space Settlement Design

The winners of the grand prize in the 2009 NASA/NSS Space Settlement Design Contest have been nicely written up in the press. Eric Yam, a Toronto high school student, was featured in an article in the Toronto Globe and Mail.  … Continue reading

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Is NASA Missing the Point of the VSE?

Return to the Moon: Outpost or sorties? By Dr. Paul D. Spudis. In the question and answer period, he made a rather startling statement to the effect NASA was still trying to understand what “lunar return” means – that an … Continue reading

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Dr. Eilene Galloway, 102, Grand Dame of Space Law, Passes Away

Dr. Eilene Galloway The Grand Matriarch of Space Law Passes Away October 4, 1957, when the first artificial satellite began orbiting the Earth, nations reacted with fear of atomic bombs launched by rockets. Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson, Chairman of the … Continue reading

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ISDC on the Space Show

The Space Show Aired on May 3rd, 2009 Guests: Mark Hopkins and Tim Bailey. Topics: ISDC 2009, NSS, space solar power, continuing education credits. Mark and Tim were our guests today to discuss the upcoming ISDC 2009 in Champions Gate … Continue reading

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Space Solar Power Article in the Space Review

The vital need for America to develop space solar power by James M. (Mike) Snead An interesting and timely debate has begun within the American pro-space community about the need to support the start of the commercial development of space … Continue reading

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COTS – D to get $80 Million

COTS D – Commercial Human Spaceflight to get at least $80m NASA and the White House have agreed for the first time to release money to the human spaceflight option in its Commercial Orbital Transportation Services, or COTS program. Under … Continue reading

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Latest News on 28th International Space Development Conference

Dear Friends, The National Space Society’s 28th annual International Space Development Conference, ISDC 2009, is only a month away!  We are pleased to announce that Will Whitehorn, President of Virgin Galatic, has been added to the program. Check out the … Continue reading

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