The Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) urges every commercial space supporter to take action immediately. Tomorrow, the House of Representatives will bring to a vote the NASA re-authorization act. Unfortunately, they have decided to continue the failed policy that is Constellation.
The Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) called attention today to the latest battle taking place in the US House of Representatives that holds enormous implications for the future of spaceflight. In the next 18 hours, the House leadership will decide whether to allow a vote on the pork-laden House version of the NASA bill or instead pass the better Senate compromise. The SFF asks all commercial space supporters to contact their Congressman. Encourage them to vote ‘No’ on HR 5781 and allow a vote on the Senate version.
Members of the House of Representatives are trying to steal away your space frontier future, just to preserve a Constellation Hallucination. As humanity celebrates the 41st Anniversary of that “one small step for man”, leap into action and inform your representatives that commercial space companies will enable America to awe the world once again!
NASA’s new Commercial Crew Program is under attack by pork-hungry legislators, and William Watson urges all Americans interested in space settlement to take immediate action. Contrary to the White House’s request, the NASA Authorization Bill proposes cutting commercial space by $2.1 billion. Senator Warner’s amendment will restore this key funding, but he needs YOUR help to gain support from other Senators.
The Space Frontier Foundation congratulated SpaceX of Hawthorne, California for a successful first flight of their Falcon 9 launch vehicle. The Foundation sees the success of the flight as proving the viability of commercial “NewSpace” firms and their ability to take over transportation from Earth to low Earth orbit – as called for in NASA’s new space policy.
Fuel depots fundamentally change the economics of going beyond low Earth orbit. A lighter and drastically cheaper spaceship can be sent to low Earth orbit with empty tanks and fueled up before continuing on its way. Even better is the potential to refuel returned spaceships so they can be reused for multiple trips to deep space destinations, saving even more.
For decades, the American space program has been held hostage by special interests who have kept us chained to planet Earth. Next year, that will change. In 2010, American citizens will visit Capitol Hill to take back the American space program. First Flight of this year-long effort is scheduled for the week of February 7-12, 2010.
Washington, D.C., August 19, 2009 – The Space Frontier Foundation today congratulated the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and NASA on their joint discovery of water across the Lunar surface. “This discovery marks a turning point for humanity’s future in space,” remarked Foundation Director Berin Szoka. “Just as lumber, coal, and oil found in the…
Space Frontier Foundation Urges NASA to Respect Popular Vote on New Name for Space Station Waste Recycling Module The Space Frontier Foundation urged NASA to respect the results of a nationwide contest to name a new waste re-cycling module for the International Space Station (ISS). The Foundation proposed using either the first or second place…