Letter from the Executive Director #1.2

Letter from the Executive Director #1.2

The end of September and October was a terrific month. We have had some great progress and we are looking forward to the events at the end of the year.


ISPCS was this month in New Mexico and I and Gary Marx, one of our volunteers helping with strategic partnerships and development, attended. Gary did a great job networking and interacting with the other guests. Once again, we thank Pat Hynes and the ISPCS team for a great event. XCOR was the star of the exhibit hall with a full-sized preview of the Lynx craft.

Teachers in Space

Teachers in Space had a great month. They have launched a new website design at http://tis.spacefrontier.org. It is excellent and I invite you to check it out. They are also looking for help to manage the content; email Liz Kennick (liz.kennick@spacefrontier.org) if you have experience or would like to build experience with digital communication.

Teachers in Space is also working with the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program to put a student experiment on the International Space Station. You can read more about it here. Teachers who attended our 2012 Spaceflight Experiments workshop are eligible to submit student experiment proposals by November 9th. If you are able to help review the experiment proposals and have experience in a relevant area of expertise and can donate the time, contact Liz Kennick (liz.kennick@spacefrontier.org).

Teachers in Space has started a regular newsletter; subscribe to it here for more regular updates on this exciting project.


At the upcoming SEDS SpaceVision conference in Buffalo, NY, the Space Frontier Foundation will be sponsoring the Student Business Plan Competition to encourage young entrepreneurs interested in space by giving them a chance to be reviewed by experienced aerospace and business professionals. In fact, it was recently listed in onlineMBA.com’s list of 40 prestigious business plan competitions. We are very excited about helping the next generation of great space entrepreneurs.

Both Liz Kennick and I will be speaking at the SpaceVision conference, and Advocates of the Foundation can sign up here at a discounted rate. If you are in the Buffalo area, it will definitely be worth the trip.