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Taking Space Education To The Next Level

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Inspiring Teachers and Students Alike Nyack, NY August 26, 2013 Imagine the excitement of a student learning about space science by actually doing science. In many classrooms today, space science is nothing more than book study and a few tests.  Students read about the planets, maybe study a few galactic wonders and even get into…

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There Is Another Way

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Space Frontier Foundation Calls for a Sustainable Settlement Strategy led by NASA Washington DC, August 7, 2013 NASA has been without a worthwhile long-term goal or strategy since the Apollo Era, which was to put men on the Moon before the end of the 1960’s. The goal now should be the sustainable human settlement of…

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Hoping for a Holiday in Space!

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This holiday please give a gift to our volunteers and yourself by donating to the Space Frontier Foundation. You’ll be supporting a future where we have to figure out how to get a Christmas tree to the moon. A future where all science teachers are expected to have experienced spaceflight, picking a spaceline ticket is done on Orbitz, and ‘asteroid miner’ is a common job description. So after hanging up your geeky space ornaments (we admit to having several), visit spacefrontier.org/donate.

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Commercial Crew Development Defies Death by Sticking to Space Act Agreements.

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The Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) congratulates NASA on the smart decision to continue to utilize Space Act Agreements (SAA) over the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). Many feared that the pressure to use the restrictive FAR contracts would be the death of the Commercial Crew Development program (CCDev). With this victory the program, and America’s ability to reach the ISS, gets a second chance. This positive evolution of how NASA works with vehicle contractors will boost the competitive development of multiple launch providers and the NewSpace economy. The goal of achieving low cost, reliable access to space is simply better for it.

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