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Gravity and Space Debris – A Realistic Threat

October 16, 2013

‘Gravity’, the new movie starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts, has been getting lots of press for its amazing cinematography and depiction of life in Earth orbit. The stunning visuals, along with the characters’ actions in space combined with the lack of sound are completely believable. That isn’t to say the film was […]

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Space Frontier Foundation Announces 2013 NewSpace Business Plan Competition

March 26, 2013

Nyack, NY March 26, 2013 — The Space Frontier Foundation today opened applications and announced the schedule for 2013 NewSpace Business Plan Competition. Applications and Executive Summaries can be submitted from now through May 29th.   On June 15th we will be notifying the finalists and they will have until July 12th to submit their full […]

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RT.com Interview with our Executive Director, Jonathan Card

September 13, 2012

RT.com recently interviewed our Executive Director, Jonathan Card. They discuss the upcoming changes in commercial space and what it means for humanity and for business. http://bit.ly/PeANvI

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SpaceX Changes the Game in Space Flight

December 8, 2010

The Space Frontier Foundation congratulated SpaceX for completing the world’s first commercial orbital spaceflight and recovery. “This flight will go down in history as a turning point for the opening of space to regular people,” said Foundation Co-Founder Rick Tumlinson. “It may not be Yuri Gagarin, but it is certainly the equivalent of Sputnik for commercial spaceflight!”

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The Frontier Family – You Are Not Alone

November 25, 2010

As we enter the holiday season and for a moment put aside thoughts of frontiers and battling both gravity and governments, we turn towards our families and friends and concerns that are much more….shall I say…down to Earth.

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Opening a Railroad to Space

October 29, 2010

Originally published by Robert Zubrin in Space News 10/4/2010 In the history of the American frontier, the opening of the transcontinental railroad was an epochal event. Almost instantly, the transit to the West Coast, which had previously required an arduous multi-month trek and a massive investment for an average family, became a quick and affordable […]

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Congratulations to SpaceX for a Successful Launch!

June 4, 2010

The Space Frontier Foundation congratulated SpaceX of Hawthorne, California for a successful first flight of their Falcon 9 launch vehicle. The Foundation sees the success of the flight as proving the viability of commercial “NewSpace” firms and their ability to take over transportation from Earth to low Earth orbit – as called for in NASA’s new space policy.

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Gas Stations in Space?

January 11, 2010

Fuel depots fundamentally change the economics of going beyond low Earth orbit. A lighter and drastically cheaper spaceship can be sent to low Earth orbit with empty tanks and fueled up before continuing on its way. Even better is the potential to refuel returned spaceships so they can be reused for multiple trips to deep space destinations, saving even more.

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Lunar Water Will Enable Humanity's Settlement of Space

August 19, 2009

Washington, D.C., August 19, 2009 – The Space Frontier Foundation today congratulated the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and NASA on their joint discovery of water across the Lunar surface. “This discovery marks a turning point for humanity’s future in space,” remarked Foundation Director Berin Szoka. “Just as lumber, coal, and oil found in the […]

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Don't Flush the 'Colbert!'

April 8, 2009

Space Frontier Foundation Urges NASA to Respect Popular Vote on New Name for Space Station Waste Recycling Module The Space Frontier Foundation urged NASA to respect the results of a nationwide contest to name a new waste re-cycling module for the International Space Station (ISS). The Foundation proposed using either the first or second place […]

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