Action Alert – Support the Space Exploration, Development and Settlement Act

Action Alert – Support the Space Exploration, Development and Settlement Act

Action Alert – Support the Space Exploration, Development and Settlement Act

Help Make Space Settlement a Core Part of NASA’s Mission

 

uscapitolTo our friends and advocates:
This is an action request, we need your help! The Space Exploration, Development and Settlement (SEDS) Act is about to be introduced in Congress. The purpose of the SEDS Act is to authorize and instruct NASA to pursue permanent human settlements in outer space. We need you to call your member of Congress by April 17th and ask him or her to be an original co-sponsor of the Space Exploration, Development and Settlement (SEDS) Act. Representative Dana Rohrabacher’s office will introduce the bill.

As an advocate for space, you know that NASA needs a big goal that can excite the public imagination and give clear direction to the human space flight program.  The Space Exploration, Development, and Settlement Act will make human settlement of space a long-term goal of the United States. By setting such a bold goal, Congress will assure U.S. predominance in outer space for decades, reinvigorate STEM education, catalyze massive economic growth, and energize public support for space program. The bill does not advocate for a specific destination, launch vehicle or contractual arrangement. It is a short, simple bill (see attached language) and is intended to give NASA clear guidance: get humans into space, this time to stay.

Show your support for NASA and for humans in space.  Please contact your member of Congress today and tell them to co-sponsor the Space Exploration, Development and Settlement Act.

Thank you,

The Space Frontier Foundation

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P.S. Please let us know once you’ve contacted your Member of Congress so we can follow up with them.  You can do so by emailing Bob Noteboom at bob@noteboom.org.  You can also email us any questions you may have at the same address.

P.S.S. Recently the Space Frontier Foundation and the National Space Society started the Alliance for Space Development (www.allianceforspacedevelopment.com). This alert is in support of one of the ASD’s fundamental goals: Making the development and settlement of space a clearly defined part of why we are sending humans into space, and an ASD 2015 objective: incorporation of space development and settlement into the NASA Space Act.