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NewSpace 2011 Conference Reaches New Heights

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The NewSpace 2011 Conference saw new levels of participation from around the space industry. New partnerships and plans to further the expanding NewSpace industry formed between NASA, commercial space leaders, advocates, and companies. Lively debate took place during panels, leading to new ideas to spark the commercial industry. With record smashing attendance numbers, exciting new speakers, and an overflowing exhibitor hall, this year’s conference was a true success.

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NewSpace 2011 Conference to be Streamed LIVE on Spacevidcast.com

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Those that can’t make the NewSpace 2011 Conference don’t have to miss out. Tune intowww.Spacevidcast.com to watch the live stream of the conference and send in questions for the panelists via the chat feature. All the panels, lunch events, and even the NewSpace Awards Gala will be streamed on July 28-30. Set your calendar to watch what the leaders of the space industry have to say about expanding our foothold in space and read live commentary on Twitter by searching for the hashtag #NewSpace2011!

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Finalists Selected for the NewSpace Business Plan Competition

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Silicon Valley, CA – Five deserving finalists have been selected to present their business plans to the judges of the NewSpace Business Plan Competition. These startups range from innovative hardware design to space food for nerds but all are aimed at filling a niche in the commercial space industry. Attendees of the NewSpace 2011 Conference can watch the final presentations on July 29, 9 AM PST, at the NASA Ames Research Center. The winner will be presented with the $25,000 prize during that NewSpace Awards Gala on July 30. The runner up will be awarded $5,000 and third place will receive $2,500. Find out more about the competition at www.NewSpaceBPC.com .

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Online Registration Ends July 25th for NewSpace 2011 Conference

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Online registration for the NewSpace 2011 Conference will close on July 25th. The onsite prices for registration and event tickets will increase so register now to save. This conference is a perfect fit for career spacers, enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and those looking to leap into the business of commercial space. Known for on point discussions, networking opportunities, and boisterous social events, the NewSpace 2011 Conference is not to be missed. NewSpace 2011 will be held at the NASA Ames Research Center on July 28-30. Register at newspace.spacefrontier.org.

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NewSpace Awards Gala Honors the Stars of Commercial Space

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The NewSpace Awards Gala is the Oscars of the commercial space industry. The Space Frontier Foundation honors the following awardees and thank them for their contributions to NewSpace. These winners strengthen the commercial space community through business, entertainment, and media. Without their hard work, the industry would not be as amazing as it is today. Cheer them on as they receive their awards, as well as find out the winners of the NewSpace Business Plan Competition and We-Are-Space Video Contest at the NewSpace Awards Gala. Limited tickets are available online now! The NewSpace Awards Gala will take place Saturday night, July 30th, and is the featured event of the NewSpace 2011 Conference.

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Science Funding System – When Lotto Is A Timely Resource

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In the current financial situation, even governments have big difficulties in finding necessary funding for supporting specific research, scientific institutes and engineering centers. Once it was pretty easier to store funds to help science and research growing, supporting these fields of human knowledge and progress with all the necessary tools, machines and financial resources. Lottery…

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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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Limited Tickets Available for Lunches with NewSpace VIPs

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The Space Frontier Foundation is pleased to announce three intriguing lunch events at the NewSpace 2011 Conference. The lunches will feature presentations by VIPs in the space industry and a more intimate opportunity to network with other space professionals. Tickets are limited and available forpurchase online now. The NewSpace 2011 Conference will take place at the NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, CA on July 28-30.

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We-Are-Space Video Contest Finalists Now Online

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Three finalists in the We-Are-Space Video Contest have been selected and their compositions are now available for viewing at Spacevidcast.com/wearespace. Vote for your favorite by giving it a Facebook ‘Like.’ The contest sponsors, the Space Frontier Foundation, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, and Spacevidcast, will award the videographer a $1000 cash prize based on the number of ‘Likes’ received and the opinions of a panel of judges. Voting ends July 15th and the winner will be announced at the NewSpace Awards Gala, part of the NewSpace 2011 Conference.

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