“The Martian” Author, Andy Weir, to Speak at NewSpace 2015

NewSpace Business Plan Competition Prepares for Most Impactful Event Yet in 2016

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NewSpace Business Plan Competition Prepares for Most Impactful Event Yet in 2016 Space entrepreneurs access critical resources & relationships through this premier start-up competition, now occurring every 2 years SILICON VALLEY, CA, June 4, 2015 – The industry-renowned NewSpace Business Plan Competition (“BPC”) announced today that it will adopt a 2 year competition cycle,  in…

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NewSpace News #121 – June 2015

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NASA Awards 1st Crewed Flight Orders to Boeing ● SpaceX completed a pad abort test this month for its crew Dragon capsule ● One step closer to flying, XCOR has announced that have they bonded the Lynx Mark I strakes with the Lynx fuselage ● Virgin Galactic announced a series of updates on the second SpaceShipTwo

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SpaceNews: March Storm 2015 Op-ed

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Every March, the Space Frontier Foundation & National Space Society jointly lead a grassroots Congressional campaign to brief 200-250 representatives on the issues that matter most to the emerging commercial space industry & the greater space settlement movement. Read this Op-ed via SpaceNews on one student’s experience in 2015. For more information about March Storm…

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NewSpace News #120 – May 2015

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Blue Origin successfully flight tests New Shepard space vehicle ● SpaceX again attempts to land primary booster on a floating barge ● Planet Labs closed its Series C raising $11MM, bringing total to #183MM ● 3-D printing matures into good option for manufacturing rocket engines ● U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory confirmed feasibility of Reaction Engines’ Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE) engine cycle

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Capitol Hill Policy Update for April 13th to April 27th

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Space Policy Update: Issue #18 April 27th, 2015 CATS Essential to Counter Growing Space Threat   At the 31st Space Symposium, Lt. Gen. Raymond, commander of Strategic Command’s Joint Functional Component Command for Space, expressed worry over some recent launches by Russia and China. U.S. officials claim the Chinese launched an anti-satellite missile, which could…

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Capitol Hill Policy Update for March 30th to April 13th

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Space Policy Update: Issue #17 April 13th, 2015 Asteroid Redirect Redirected to Mars   NASA Advisory Council Finds NASA Should Go to Mars Instead of Asteroids. The NASA Advisory Council (NAC) “unanimously adopted a finding that” NASA should replace the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) with a mission to go to Mars instead. The finding is not a recommendation,…

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

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Action Alert – Support the Space Exploration, Development and Settlement Act Help Make Space Settlement a Core Part of NASA’s Mission   To 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…

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