Monthly Archives: May 2012

SpaceX Launches Dragon Toward ISS

Falcon 9 Ignition Image Credit: NASA TV Falcon 9 Liftoff Image Credit: NASA TV Falcon 9 Ascent Image Credit: NASA TV Falcon 9 Downrange Image Credit: NASA TV Falcon 9 Separation of the Second Stage Image Credit: NASA TV Falcon … Continue reading

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University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Predicts Bright Future for Space Solar Power

Solar power gathered in space could be set to provide the renewable energy of the future thanks to innovative research being carried out by engineers at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. See 2 short BBC News videos on this story. … Continue reading

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Space Ambassadors Update Announcement

This advisory announcement is to update everyone that the selection and assignments of the top 10 ambassadors from the Space Ambassadors Program will not be announced at the National Space Society’s 2012 International Space Development Conference.  The selection announcement is … Continue reading

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NSS Urges Congress to Ease Export Control Restrictions on Satellites and Space-Related Items

The National Space Society (NSS) calls on Congress to ease export control regulations on spacecraft and related items, as urged by the Departments of Defense and State in their recent, joint “Section 1248″ report, “Risk Assessment of the United States … Continue reading

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SpaceX and Bigelow Aerospace Join Forces to Offer Crewed Missions to Private Space Stations

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Bigelow Aerospace (BA) have agreed to conduct a joint marketing effort focused on international customers. The two companies will offer rides on SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft, using the Falcon launch vehicle to carry passengers to Bigelow … Continue reading

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First Major International Space Solar Power Organization Includes the National Space Society

The Global Space Solar Power Working Group (Global SSP-WG) has held its first meeting at the European Space Agency in Paris, France. All of the world’s major SSP players were represented, except for the Chinese. National Space Society CEO Mark … Continue reading

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Additional Keynote Meal Speakers Announced for ISDC

We are pleased to announce that the following individuals have been confirmed as featured meal speakers for the 2012 International Space Development Conference later this month: Mark Sirangelo, Chairman, Sierra Nevada Space Systems, as the Keynote Speaker at the 25th … Continue reading

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White House Opposes House Restrictions on Commercial Crew Program

On May 7 the Executive Office of the President Office of Management and Budget issued a Statement of Administration Policy on H.R. 5326 − Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013. The statement included the following section on … Continue reading

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Video: Buzz Aldrin presents NSS Space Pioneer Award to Stephen Colbert

5-minute video

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Video Interview of NSS Executive Director Paul E. Damphousse

Moonandback Media has released a 2-part video interview of NSS Executive Director Paul E. Damphousse about his background, NSS goals, and the upsoming International Space Development Conference (ISDC) in Washington DC later this month. Part 1 (6 minutes) about Paul’s … Continue reading

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