Monthly Archives: April 2010

China Academy of Space Technology continues R&D into Commercialization of Solar Power Satellites

The Online Journal of Space Communication Issue No. 16 on Solar Power Satellites continues to obtain submissions, including a paper on Solar Power Satellite Research in China. Excerpts are below. Abstract. In its long-term vision, the responsibility for ensuring China’s … Continue reading

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Space settlement is the alternative to a pessimistic future

NSS Senior Operating Officer Mark Hopkins writes on Alternative Futures in the latest issue of Ad Astra magazine: Because the Earth is running out of resources, the media is full of stories about our limited future. The public has been … Continue reading

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NSS APPLAUDS PRESIDENTS COMMITMENT TO THE MISSION OF NASA AND THE ROLE OF SPACE IN PROVIDING FOR THE FUTURE

  The National Space Society applauds President Obama for his expression of firm commitment for human spaceflight, and for moving forward in refining the administration’s plan for space exploration.   Following the announcement of the President’s FY2011 budget proposal for NASA, the Society advocated … Continue reading

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SpaceX comments on President's plan

SpaceX President Elon Musk released the following statement on the President’s space plan. At LONG LAST, AN INSPIRING FUTURE FOR SPACE EXPLORATION Thursday, April 15, 2010 The Apollo Moon landing was one of humanity’s greatest achievements. Millennia from now, when … Continue reading

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Obama's speech on Space Exploration in the 21st Century

Remarks of President Barack Obama (As Prepared for Delivery) Space Exploration in the 21st Century Thursday, April 15, 2010 Kennedy Space Center I want to thank Senator Bill Nelson and NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden for their leadership. And I want … Continue reading

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Buzz Aldrin applauds President's plan

Buzz Aldrin made this statement on April 14. As an Apollo astronaut, I know full well the importance of always exploring new frontiers and tackling new challenges as we explore space. The simple truth is that we have already been … Continue reading

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Space luminaries criticize Obama space plan

A distinguished list of space luminaries (list below) has released this open letter to President Obama. Dear President Obama; America is faced with the near-simultaneous ending of the Shuttle program and your recent budget proposal to cancel the Constellation program. … Continue reading

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Fact Sheet on the President's April 15th Address in Florida

From the Office of Science and Technology Policy A Bold Approach for Space Exploration and Discovery On Thursday, April 15, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the President will outline a bold strategy for human spaceflight that increases the … Continue reading

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