We Need Your Help to Change the World!

We Need Your Help to Change the World!

December 10, 2008 Opinion

The Space Frontier Foundation exists to change the course of history by fighting the battle of ideas. We pound away at failed government programs, work to put “Teachers in Space,” host social events to build the NewSpace community, and are working to build a better web presence. It’s all part of our efforts to spread the message about the amazing opportunities awaiting us all on the Space Frontier.

We have attracted attention lately with our Space Solar Power white paper, which was released for comment by the Obama transition team and we expect other papers we submitted to the transition team to be released soon. You can preview our unreleased transition white papers on Scribd:

At the same time, we’ve released a series of press releases about human spaceflight capability after the Space Shuttle is retired in 2010. We’re interested in the gap that really matters — between current U.S. government capabilities and a future in which Cheap Access to Space will make it possible to harness the vast resources of the Solar System to protect the Earth and support a freer, more prosperous life for future generations! CATS is the key to unlocking the potential of Space Solar Power. We’re working on multiple fronts to get Washington focused on policies that will advance NewSpace, like buying commercial human spaceflight services (instead of building another NASA “White Elephant”) and fully funding COTS-D.

We’re using a variety of tools to “Advance NewSpace.” We reach journalists and policy-makers with press releases; we engage investors at the Space Investment Summits; we encourage educators by supporting Teachers in Space; we keep the public well informed by publishing NewSpace News; and we have even built relationships with poets and the literarti through the CosmosReview. To achieve the Foundation’s goal of “changing the conversation about space” — from one focused on “space as a program” to a new one focused on “space as a place” of limitless opportunity — we must change minds one at a time.

Please help us to help NewSpace by making a tax-deductible donation today! If you’re on Facebook, you can show your commitment to opening the space frontier (for free!) by becoming a supporter of the Foundation’s new “Causes.” Take the extra step of making a donation to one of these causes (by credit card) to help inspire others to do the same.

2 Comments

  • ElianW says:

    The new president is on the position to do all his will in his governance. This would be a great challenge for him. The people wanted a real change for everything. The Democrats are arguing that the economic stimulus plan in which Obama calls the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan will be far from effective. Some believe the mix of tax breaks currently proposed will not provide exactly what the American nation is in need of. Democratic leaders came out strongly against tax cuts outlined in the plan, which would decrease withholdings from Americans’ paychecks and offer tax incentives to businesses that hired new workers. The Bush administration’s stimulus check plans last year made little difference, and many argue that the tax cuts resemble that initiative. You can learn more about President Obama’s economic plan through this article I found on the payday loan blog at PersonalMoneyStore.com.

  • Kadin says:

    There is always an advantage when a nation is being united. Imposing change in the government or in the country is not the duty of politicians only but rather the people must also partake on how they are going to change the country for its betterment. Obama has already come up of a plan on how he will change the present crisis that we are experiencing. From your payday loan source: House Democrats today released their answer to Obama’s original stimulus plan, which he unveiled last week. Their plan costs $825 billion, a bit more than the $800 billion that was originally estimated. The new plan cuts out the tax credit for businesses that make new hires. The tax cut for individuals is included though, but it’s only a little bit extra in each paycheck, so a lot of Americans will probably still need a payday loan if they run into a financial emergency. Republicans, of course, are calling for more tax cuts, especially for businesses, and less spending. The Republican Study Committee released its own plan that reflects these ideals. The House is saying it hopes to have the bill finished by mid-February. To read more about the details of the House Democrats’ bill, visit your payday loan source.