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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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Sustainability Is Not An Option

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Space Frontier Foundation Laments $1.2 Billion J-2X Dead End Nyack, NY – The Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) is distressed by the announcement that the J-2X Engine will never fly. NASA has numerous projects running on tight budgets that could have used the now-vaporized resources spent on J-2X. The engine was developed under NASA’s now-defunct Constellation…

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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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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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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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