Opinion

What Next for NASA?

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The next few months will be a critical time for space policy, in general, and NASA in particular. The Obama transition team is already preparing for a policy review, and groups like the Planetary Society are already beginning to make their recommendations on behalf of their interests.

The Foundation ought to be making its voice heard, too. But what should we say?

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Will the Real Mike Griffin Please Stand Up?

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NASA Administrator Griffin Contradicts Own Congressional Testimony

Washington, DC
Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Space Frontier Foundation today pointed out that NASA Administrator Dr. Michael Griffin, in an interview with CBS News published last Friday, publicly contradicted his own 2003 testimony to Congress about the safety of flying humans on America’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles (EELVs).

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A New Foundation Generation

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For most of our history, Foundationers have overwhelmingly come from the Apollo generation. We grew up at a time when it was easy to believe that we would see an open space frontier before we were old. It was easy to believe that we could make a significant contribution to making our dreams become reality.

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Congress Scores a Major Victory for Space Commercialization

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Ithaca, NY – October 23, 2008

 

Congress Scores a Major Victory for Space Commercialization

 

The Space Frontier Foundation today hailed Congress’s cancellation of a federal satellite procurement program that needlessly duplicated private sector capabilities. The National Reconnaissance Office’s proposed Broad Area Space- based Imagery Collector (BASIC) program would have constructed two government-owned commercial- grade imaging satellites for launch in 2012 or 2013 at a cost of $1.7 billion.

 

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Space Frontier Foundation Finds Funding Source for COTS-D

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Use Competition to Bridge the Gap in Human Spaceflight

The Space Frontier Foundation today called upon Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain to invest the $2 billion in new funds they have promised to NASA for reducing the “Gap” in U.S. human spaceflight (after the Space Shuttle is retired in 2010) to spur innovation and competition in America.

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