Monthly Archives: February 2012

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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NSS Executive Director Addresses Media at Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference

National Space Society Executive Director Paul E. Damphousse addresses the media at the 3rd annual Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC) today in Palo Alto, CA. “The NSRC has quickly become the premier event for the advancement of research activity within … Continue reading

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NSS Salutes John Glenn on 50th Anniversary of Friendship 7 Space Flight

The National Space Society salutes former astronaut and member of the NSS Board of Governors, John Glenn, Jr., on the 50th anniversary of his historic flight as the first American to orbit the Earth.  On February 20, 1962 Glenn boarded … Continue reading

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NASA Events And Future Forum Mark 50 Years Of Americans In Orbit

Feb. 16, 2012 WASHINGTON — Feb. 20 marks the 50th anniversary of the day in 1962 when U.S. Sen. John Glenn piloted his Friendship 7 spacecraft on the first U.S. orbital. In the next two weeks, NASA Television will broadcast … Continue reading

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NSS Comments on NASA's FY2013 Budget; Calls for Continued Commitment to Space

While falling short of the recommended levels needed for a “space program worthy of a great nation” as proposed by the Augustine Committee in 2009, the Obama administration’s fiscal year 2013 budget plan for NASA does spare the agency from … Continue reading

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European Space Agency 30 Days from ATV Resupply Mission

Loading Cargo Aboard ATV 3 – Edoardo Amaldi Image Credit: ESA / CNES / Arianespace / Optique Video du CSG–S. Martin 2011 The European Space Agency’s Edoardo Amaldi mission to the International Space Station is scheduled for 1000 UTC on … Continue reading

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International SunSat Design Competition

The SunSat Design Competition is an international contest intended to accelerate the design, manufacture, launch and operation of the next-generation satellites that will collect energy in space and deliver it to earth as electricity. Registration:  May 2012 – January 6, … 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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