Silicon Valley, CA – Join the Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) at the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB) event on Tuesday, September 20th at 6 PM. This chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum is one of the largest ongoing gatherings of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and thought leaders, and welcomes the members of the space community. The event is…
The 2011 International Space Development Conference will be held May 18-22 at the Von Braun Center and Embassy Suites Hotel in Huntsville, Alabama. With the theme “From the Ground Up,” ISDC 2011 encourages attendees to look at a space-faring civilization as an achievable goal and to discuss the technical, economic, and political steps involved in making it a reality. The Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) whole-heartedly agrees with this approach and encourages all its members to take part. ISDC is hosted by the National Space Society (NSS) and registration is available online.
The book that is the cornerstone of the Space Frontier Foundation philosophy is being gifted to schools at no cost by the Foundation and the Students for the Exploration of Space. The High Frontier Distribution Project aims to provide a copy of The High Frontier: Human Colonies in Space by Dr. Gerard K. O’Neill to all high school and university libraries that currently don’t have a copy. In distributing it to schools, it is hoped that today’s youth will be inspired to become aerospace engineers and scientists and realize the better future in space described.
The SFF, SEDS, & Spacevidcast.com seek your answer to: “How will emerging low-cost access to space transform both the role of government space agencies and the lives of ordinary citizens?” Videos entered in the We-Are-Space competition will not only fuel the imaginations of those currently working to lower the cost of spaceflight, but also raise awareness in the general population about the possibilities space holds for the everyday person. Those interested in vying for the $1,000 grand prize should create short, well-crafted videos with a compelling argument.
The Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) have sent an open letter to President Obama and the U.S. Congress, requesting funding support for NASA initiatives that embrace NewSpace opportunities. The Space Frontier Foundation applauds SEDS for writing and publishing this letter, and taking their future into their own hands.
US market research firm, the Futron Corporation of Bethesda, Maryland, today published a benchmarking assessment study on the Isle of Man space industry with surprising results. The report highlights the Isle of Man’s lead in cutting edge satellite financing coupled with the value brought by the Government’s unique Public Private Partnership in orbital filing with Manx company, ManSat.
San Diego, CA – SpaceUp has proven to be a unique and successful format for spreading new ideas on space exploration, outreach, and education. The Space Frontier Foundation is excited to once again sponsor this unConference and highly recommends our supporters take part. At SpaceUp San Diego, all attendees will have an opportunity to present their views on space industry, as well as decide on the schedule, topics, and structure of all events. It will take place February 12-13, 2011 at The Loft at UC San Diego. Space is limited so register online now at spaceup.org/sandiego/register.
After a nine-year hiatus, the Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) is excited to see the return of the Space Manufacturing Conference hosted by the Space Studies Institute (SSI). Space scientists and entrepreneurs will meet in Silicon Valley on October 29-31 to help plan humanity’s future on the high frontier at the Space Manufacturing 14: Critical Technologies for Space Settlement conference. Attendance is limited and registration closes tomorrow, October 20th. Those that wish to take an active role in the colonization of space are encouraged to attend this historic conference.
The Commercial and Governmental Responsive Access to Space Technology Exchange will be held October 25-28 at the NASA Research Park in Moffett Field, CA. The Space Frontier Foundation recognizes the importance of the conference’s focus on our nation’s investment in low-cost, reliable, and frequent access to space and encourages its members to attend. Register online now through September 24 and receive an early registration discount. This conference will continue an important dialogue between NASA and commercial space entrepreneurs concerning the options for reaching low earth orbit efficiently and economically in light of the space shuttle’s retirement.
The Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) is proud to become a sponsor of SpaceUp DC, an unConference to be held August 27-28, 2010. SpaceUp DC is not leaving the nation’s space program to the rocket scientists alone. Instead, the organization is inviting space enthusiasts of all types to share their thoughts, ideas, and plans for space exploration, innovation, and outreach. This all-inclusive attitude towards the final frontier is applauded by the SFF and its supporters are encouraged to attend.