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Meet Tomorrow's Leaders at SpaceVision 2011

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The Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) is proud to sponsor the 2011 SpaceVision Conference and take an active role in engaging the attendees. SpaceVision is orchestrated by the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) and aims to create connections between college students, professionals and companies in the space field. SpaceVision 2011 will take place in Boulder, CO on October 27-30 and registration is available at www.spacevision2011.com

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Register Online for the 2011 Commercial & Government Responsive Access to Space Technology Exchange

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Safe, reliable and cost-effective commercial access to space is the critical focus of many government agencies and space R&D organizations. Technologies necessary for low-cost and reliable space access are close to maturity, but new system development and affordability remain obstacles to fully and frequently utilizing space to meet commercial, military and civil space requirements. The CRASTE brings together leaders from the Air Force, NASA, FAA and industry to discuss successes, current R&D efforts, technology gaps and national resources available to support commercial space efforts. The 2011 CRASTE will take place in Atlanta, GA on October 24-27 and registration is available online.

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ISPCS Speaker to Discuss How Collaboration Has Worked on a Major SpaceFlight Project

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Mark Sirangelo, Corporate Vice President of Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems, will speak on a panel at ISPCS 2011 on how SNC has collaborated on the company’s Dream Chaser spacecraft project with a wide range of other organizations. This panel will offer a unique look into the opportunities and difficulties that can arise from varied partnerships on space ventures. ISPCS 2011 will be held in Las Cruces, NM on October 19-20 during Space Week and registration is available at www.ISPCS.com.

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Hutchison and Shelby are Right!

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Study Endorses Senate Launch System as Affordable Near-Term Pork The Space Frontier Foundation today agreed with U.S. Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and Richard Shelby in their claim that Booz Allen Hamilton’s “Independent Cost Assessment (ICA)” of the Space Launch System shows that SLS “can be initiated within our currently constrained fiscal limitations” and therefore “halt…

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Congress Needs to Fund the Future

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Today the US Space Shuttle lifted off successfully for the last time. Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Science, and Justice threw quite a going away party by releasing its proposed budget for NASA for Fiscal Year 2012 (which begins this October 1st), and the news is not good. Because of strong pressure to reduce federal spending, the Subcommittee had several billion dollars less to divide up among various departments and agencies. So they had to cut NASA and some key programs that we space activists support.

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