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Get Inspired by the Exhibits at NewSpace 2011

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Exhibits Will Run the GamutĀ from Technical to Artistic. The exhibit hall at the NewSpace 2011 Conference will represent the wide range of organizations found in the commercial space industry. From industry giants to student presentations, the exhibitors reveal the incredible technical skill, passion, and creativity inspired by space exploration and settlement. Explore all NewSpace has…

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$250,000 Heinlein Prize for Advances in Space Commercialization Honors Elon Musk

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Trustees of the Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust announced todaythat the second-ever Heinlein Prize will go to Elon Musk, founder, CEO, and CTO of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX). The Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) commends the Heinlein Prize Trust on their recognition of Musk as his contribution to the NewSpace industry is both admirable and impressive. Congratulations from all at the SFF are sent to Musk and the crew at SpaceX.

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Early Bird Pricing Ends June 17th for the NewSpace 2011 Conference

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Registration prices for the Space Frontier Foundation’s annual NewSpace 2011 Conference are about to rise. The end of early bird pricing is June 17th so register now and discover how the greatest moments in space are ahead of us, not behind. NewSpace 2011 is three days of eye-opening discussion on the present state and future goals of the commercial space industry. With the “The Next Big Thing” being the conference theme, this event isn’t to be missed by anyone with a stake in our future in space. The conference will be held at the NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley on July 28-30. Register online atnewspace.spacefrontier.org/registration.

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SFF Announces $25,000 First Prize for the NewSpace Business Plan Competition

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The Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) announced today that additional prize money to be awarded to the top three businesses competing in the 2011 NewSpace Business Plan Competition. These generous prizes, totaling $32,500, will help launch paradigm-shifting NewSpace companies while the competition itself will provide all the finalists with practical guidance from investors and business professionals. The SFF will host the NewSpace Business Plan Competition during its NewSpace 2011 Conference and competition details can be found at www.newspacebpc.com. The conference will be held at the NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley on July 28-31. Register at newspace.spacefrontier.org.

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Submission Deadline for the We-Are-Space Video Contest Has Been Extended to June 14th

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Entrants into the We-Are-Space Video Contest now have an extra week to hone their videos as the submission deadline has been pushed to June 14th. All the submitted videos will be featured online at Spacevidcast.com/wearespace on June 15th. The Space Frontier Foundation, SEDS, and Spacevidcast, ask students to create a short video that answers, “How will emerging low-cost access to space transform both the role of government space agencies and the lives of ordinary citizens?” The winner will be presented with a $1000 prize.

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Agenda Released for NewSpace 2011 Conference

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Take part in some of the most important discussions in commercial space, on topics like achieving low cost, reliable space access, capitalizing on suborbital space, and mining the potential of NEOs. Hosted by the Space Frontier Foundation, NewSpace 2011 strives to be the crucial meeting place for development of a robust commercial space industry. Spark ideas now by viewing the complete agenda and then bring those plans to NewSpace 2011 by registering today. The conference will be held at the NASA Ames Research Center on July 28-31.

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SFF and Heinlein Prize Trust Announce $5000 NewSpace Business Plan Prize

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The Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) will host the NewSpace Business Plan Competition (NewSpace BPC) during its NewSpace 2011 Conference and is currently accepting submissions. The goal of the NewSpace BPC is to help entrepreneurs develop problem-solving and game-changing technologies into functioning businesses in support of the commercial space industry. The conference will be held at the NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley on July 28-31 and registration is available online.

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SFF Encourages All to Build NewSpace from the Ground Up at the 2011 International Space Development Conference

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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.

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