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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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Ask Your Member of Congress to "Represent" Your Support of Commercial Space TODAY!

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The U.S. House of Representatives’ Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies has asked your Member of Congress for their input on what programs in NASA (and other agencies) should receive increased or decreased funding in FY2012. This gives you an opportunity to have your Representative support vital NASA initiatives like Commercial Crew and Space Technology.

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Griffin’s Constellation Zombie

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Sometimes our space program is like a bad zombie movie. As our heroes try and make it through the night, one by one they are picked off by the walking dead. So goes the new space agenda, designed to correct the flaws of the past and breath new life into our human exploration plans, as it faces off with the walking corpse of the Constellation program and its defenders, who are determined to gradually eat away at it until it too joins them in the never ending carnage of our dying dreams to open the frontier of space.

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