Monthly Archives: April 2012

1st Space Solar Power International Student and Young Professional Design Competition

The Space Generation Advisory Council is announcing a partnership with the International Astronautical Federation’s Space Power Committee (SPC) to organise and run the 1st Space Solar Power International Student and Young Professional Design Competition. The competition aims to challenge entrants … Continue reading

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Buzz Aldrin Presents NSS Space Pioneer Award on Colbert Report May 3

On Thursday, May 3, Buzz Aldrin, Apollo XI Astronaut and Member of the NSS Board of Governors, presented a 2012 Space Pioneer Award for Mass Media to Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report on the Comedy Central cable network. Colbert … Continue reading

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Planetary Resources' Eric Anderson Keynote Luncheon Speaker at ISDC 2012

The National Space Society (NSS) is pleased to announce that Eric Anderson, the Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of newly-announced Planetary Resources, will be the keynote speaker for the opening luncheon at this year’s International Space Development Conference (ISDC), being held at … Continue reading

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Asteroid mining plans revealed by Planetary Resources, Inc.

Expanding the resource base of humanity to include the solar system Seattle, Wash. – April 24, 2012 — Planetary Resources, Inc. announced today its plan to mine Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs) for raw materials, ranging from water to precious metals. Through … Continue reading

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NASA Administrator Bolden, Deputy Administrator Garver Announced as Keynote Speakers at ISDC 2012

The National Space Society is pleased to announce NASA Administrator Charles Bolden as the Keynote speaker for the Opening Plenary Session at this year’s International Space Development Conference (ISDC), being held at the Grand Hyatt Washington (DC) Hotel May 25th. … Continue reading

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Greason Announced as Keynote Speaker for Saturday Dinner at ISDC 2012

The International Space Development Conference (ISDC) 2012 Planning Committee is pleased to announce Jeff Greason, President and Co-Founder of XCOR Aerospace, as the Keynote Speaker at the Saturday Dinner on May 26th. The dinner will be held in the Independence … Continue reading

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Tucson NSS Chapter Celebrates Earth Day

NSS Chapter News The Tucson L5 Space Society provided an exhibit titled “Asteroids: Threat or Resource?” at the annual Earth Day celebration at the Northwest Campus of Pima Community College (PCC) in Tucson, Arizona. Earth Day is April 22 but … Continue reading

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Mirrors in Space for Low-Cost Terrestrial Solar Electric Power at Night

The latest addition to the NSS Space Solar Power Library is a paper by Lewis M. Fraas of JX Crystals Inc, Issaquah, WA, on “Mirrors in Space for Low-Cost Terrestrial Solar Electric Power at Night.” An abstract is below; the … Continue reading

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New Extraterrestrial Mining Company?

MEDIA ALERT Join visionary Peter H. Diamandis, M.D.; leading commercial space entrepreneur Eric Anderson; former NASA Mars mission manager Chris Lewicki; and planetary scientist & veteran NASA astronaut Tom Jones, Ph.D. on Tuesday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m. PDT in … Continue reading

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Amateur Astronomers Will Help ‘Target Asteroids!’

A new NASA outreach project will enlist the help of amateur astronomers to discover near-Earth objects (NEOs) and study their characteristics. NEOs are asteroids with orbits that occasionally bring them close to the Earth. The amateur astronomers are about to … Continue reading

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