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December 17, 2013

Support Today and Receive a Limited Edition 25th Anniversary Gift “The horse is here to stay, but the automobile is only a novelty, a fad.” President of Michigan Savings Bank, 1903 “I think there is a world market for about five computers.” Chairman of IBM, 1943 “A rocket will never be able to leave the […]

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Sustainability Is Not An Option

October 29, 2013

Space Frontier Foundation Laments $1.2 Billion J-2X Dead End Nyack, NY – The Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) is distressed by the announcement that the J-2X Engine will never fly. NASA has numerous projects running on tight budgets that could have used the now-vaporized resources spent on J-2X. The engine was developed under NASA’s now-defunct Constellation […]

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There Is Another Way

August 7, 2013

Space Frontier Foundation Calls for a Sustainable Settlement Strategy led by NASA Washington DC, August 7, 2013 NASA has been without a worthwhile long-term goal or strategy since the Apollo Era, which was to put men on the Moon before the end of the 1960′s. The goal now should be the sustainable human settlement of […]

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Note to Congress – Answer “Why Space?” Before You Open Our Pocket Book

February 17, 2012

With a budget increase in the Senate Launch System of $28.2 million, the various congressional reactions to the proposed NASA budget have provided a teachable moment for all of us

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Mitt Romney would have fired Mike Griffin

January 27, 2012

Governor Romney’s space policy group includes someone he said he would have fired

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Former Speaker Newt Gingrich Proposes Space Settlement as National Goal

January 26, 2012

On January 25, at a campaign stop in Florida, speaker Gingrich laid out a vision of space settlement. Something that should excite all space supporters, and all Foundation advocates.

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Commercial Crew Development Defies Death by Sticking to Space Act Agreements.

December 17, 2011

The Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) congratulates NASA on the smart decision to continue to utilize Space Act Agreements (SAA) over the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). Many feared that the pressure to use the restrictive FAR contracts would be the death of the Commercial Crew Development program (CCDev). With this victory the program, and America’s ability to reach the ISS, gets a second chance. This positive evolution of how NASA works with vehicle contractors will boost the competitive development of multiple launch providers and the NewSpace economy. The goal of achieving low cost, reliable access to space is simply better for it.

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Mars Science Laboratory – Product vs. Process

December 7, 2011

Dear Mars Science Laboratory team,
Thank you!

In the middle of a completely absurd debate about how much U.S. taxpayer money should be put into the pockets of congressional donors in the name of not building government rockets that will not support the opening of space in any way, you are going exploring.

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Newt Gingrich Calls Space Launch System “Disgraceful” Pork

October 21, 2011

While at a Town Hall in Dallas Texas, Speaker Newt Gingrich talked about pork and the Senate Launch System

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Space Frontier Foundation Backs Congressional Letter Calling Foul on Space Launch System Contracts

September 27, 2011

The Foundation voiced its strong support for a U.S. Congressional letter sent last week asking the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate possible violations of the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) in NASA’s plans for buying a new super-heavy lift launch vehicle. The Foundation urged the GAO to issue a “stay” on the project to prevent implementation of any contact modifications, extensions, or other actions …..

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