Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey – 2012 to 2021

by Dave Fischer The National Research Council has released Its sixth decadal survey of astronomy and astrophysics. The plan focuses on three science objectives: The exploration of the origins of the universe The search for habitable planets outside our solar … Continue reading

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NSS Calls on Its Members and All Friends of Space to Phone Their Representatives Today!

NSS has emphatically requested that the House of Representatives adopt the Senate version of the NASA Authorization Act of 2010. The vote on this issue is now imminent!   Please read the full NSS Press Release http://www.nss.org/Press-Release-Sept-10-2010-NASA-Authorization.pdf You need to call … Continue reading

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Why Not Space Solar Power?

Mon, 13 September, 2010 www.spacenews.com/commentaries By Don Flournoy The 2010 U.S. National Space Policy, which supports a robust and competitive commercial space sector, is good news for those of us working to design and launch the new types of satellites … Continue reading

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National Space Society Endorses ISDA and CFR on Ground-Breaking Policy Work on Space-Based Solar Power

(Washington, DC September 13, 2010) — The National Space Society (NSS) endorses India’s Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) publication of “Skies No Limit: Space-Based Solar Power as the Next Major Step in the Indo-US Strategic Partnership.” The 160 … Continue reading

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The National Space Society Calls for House to Adopt the Senate Version of the NASA Authorization Act of 2010

The National Space Society (NSS) is today reaffirming its longstanding and unwavering commitment to further space exploration and development, by calling on the Executive and Legislative branches to incorporate their various proposals into a Unified Space Policy so that the … Continue reading

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NSS Board Members Speak Their Minds

Several NSS Board members were “caught” on camera at the recent International Space Development Conference, speaking about how they got interested in NSS, the importance of space, and related topics. These short videos have been added to the Board biography … Continue reading

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JWST – The James Webb Space Telescope

by Dave Fischer James Webb Space Telescope – Deployed Credit: NASA Video The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is an infrared observatory, and a partial successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. JWST does not view visible light because light from … Continue reading

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Desert RATS

by Dave Fischer If you want humanity to explore the Solar System, you have to test the systems you plan to use for moving around and living. And where is there a readily available harsh environment for such testing? Arizona. … Continue reading

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CRuSR

by Dave Fischer Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research Program NASA has awarded $475,000 as part of its program to development recoverable launch vehicles to be used for small payloads going to “near-space,” the region of Earth’s atmosphere between 65,000 and 350,000 … Continue reading

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