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Congress Should Cut the Red Tape Grounding Reusable Rockets

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Los Angeles, July 28, 2003 – The Space Frontier Foundation congratulated Congress for taking the first steps to opening space to the public by holding hearings on regulatory barriers that may well ground an entire new spaceship industry before it even gets to fly. “Some insightful leaders in Congress recognize reusable commercial space transportation may…

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“Scuttle the Shuttle!” Foundation Urges

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Los Angeles, July 9, 2003 – The Space Shuttle system should be retired, and all further investments in the Shuttle ended, argued the non-profit Space Frontier Foundation today. “A growing consensus in Congress and the space community affirms that the Shuttle system is hopelessly inadequate to our needs and cannot be made safe or affordable,”…

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Foundation Proposes Space Policy

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Los Angeles, June 23, 2003 – The Space Frontier Foundation today unveiled a proposed U.S. Space Transportation Policy, in the spirit of the current re-examination of space policies being conducted by the White House. “We propose the government create an entire new industry for America: a commercial space transportation industry, which will do for space…

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2003 International Space Development Conference Hosts Space Enterprise Event Sponsored by the Space Frontier Foundation

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Los Angeles, CA, June 9, 2003 – On May 24 and 25, 2003 the Enterprise Project sponsored the Entrepreneurial Track at this years International Space Development Conference. This was one of the most heavily attended events of the ISDC. On Saturday morning May 24 the start off program was the Space Enterprise Panel event featuring…

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Foundation Calls on NASA to Transform Itself “As Only NASA Can”, Wants Agency to “Buy Rather Than Build” New Space Vehicles

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Los Angeles, CA, May 6, 2003 – Challenging testimony by NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe, the Space Frontier Foundation called on NASA to transform itself into a customer for private enterprise, rather than a competitor. O’Keefe told the Senate subcommittee overseeing NASA’s budget, “We will pursue activities unique to our mission – if NASA does not…

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Space Frontier Foundation Saddened Over Loss of Columbia and Crew, Urges “Incredible Quest” to Continue

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Nyack, NY, February 1, 2003 – The members of the Space Frontier Foundation offer their condolences to the families, friends and co-workers of the brave crew of the space shuttle Columbia, STS 107. “These people were heroes of the highest order,” stated Rick Tumlinson, the Foundation’s Founder. “They, like all of those who reach for…

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New NASA Program Doomed to Failure, NASA Should Explaine Failures, Foundation Tells Congress

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Nyack, NY, January 12, 2003 – The initiation of NASA’s latest space transport program, the Orbital Space Plane (OSP), was challenged today by the Space Frontier Foundation, which estimates the program’s chances of success at zero. “Through all its vehicle development programs since the Shuttle, NASA’s record has been perfect: they’ve cancelled every one,” said…

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Commerce Department Releases Report on Emerging Market Opportunities in Suborbital Space

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Washington, D.C., December 5, 2002 – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Technology Administration, in conjunction with The Aerospace Corporation, today released a technical report describing several suborbital reusable launch vehicle (SRLV) concepts currently in development and defining possible civil, military, and commercial markets these new vehicles might serve. The report is titled, “Suborbital Reusable Launch…

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