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Foundation Congratulates Scaled Composites for Breaking Sound Barrier, Calls for Washington to Support New Spaceships by Breaking Regulatory Barriers

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Los Angeles, December 17, 2003 – The Space Frontier Foundation congratulated Scaled Composites Inc. on breaking the sound barrier with their new space vehicle SpaceShipOne. The Foundation points to this event as yet another indicator that a new commercial space industry is developing in the U.S. that will revolutionize access to space. “Of all the…

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Foundation Lauds Rohrabacher Bill on Commercial Space; Astronaut Says Private Spacecraft May Beat Shuttle to Space

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Los Angeles, October 12, 2003 – The Space Frontier Foundation yesterday strongly endorsed federal legislation enhancing commercial space development introduced by U.S. Rep. Dana Rorhabacher (R-CA) in Congress. The bill lowers regulatory hurdles for commercial space projects, while protecting safety and the environment. Speaking at the Space Frontier Foundation’s annual conference, Rorhabacher, the Chairman of…

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Former Space Shuttle Commander to Join Chair of the House Subcommittee on Space and Science at Foundation Annual Conference

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Los Angeles, October 8, 2003 – Richard Searfoss, retired Air Force Colonel and former Space Shuttle Commander will address the 12th annual Space Frontier Foundation conference on Saturday, October 11th. Also speaking at the conference will be the Honorable Dana Rorhabacher, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Space and Science. The speeches will take place…

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No More Excuses: Cancel the Shuttle

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Los Angeles, August 26, 2003 – Responding to the Columbia Accident Investigation Board’s report, the Space Frontier Foundation today urged the government to foster competition for NASA, and end the Agency’s monopoly on U.S. manned spaceflight. “NASA had a chance to reform after losing a Shuttle in 1986,” pointed out the Foundation’s Executive Director, Tony…

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Foundation Mourns Tragedy at Brazil Launch Complex

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Los Angeles, August 25, 2003 – The members of the Space Frontier Foundation offer their condolences to the families, friends and co-workers of those lost at Brazil’s Alcantara Space Center on Saturday. “This tragic event serves as a reminder that space launch is a dangerous business, not only for those who fly in space, but…

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