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Foundation Announces Space Business Competition

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Los Angeles, CA, August 29, 2000 – Space entrepreneurs will compete for a chance to have their business plans evaluated – and possibly funded – at the Space Frontier Foundation’s Annual Conference, to be held October 19-22 at the Manhattan Beach Marriott. Michael Heney, Chairman of the Board for the Space Frontier Foundation, is excited…

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Takin’ Care of Business, Space Style

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Los Angeles, CA, April 6, 2000 – At 1:30 am Eastern time today, history was made high over our heads. The first two people ever to fly in space without taxpayer funding opened the hatch on the world’s first commercial space station today. Their 45-day mission will be not as NASA astronauts, or Russian cosmonauts;…

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Foundation Hails First Commercial Space Station

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Los Angeles, CA, April 4, 2000 – Today’s history-making flight of the first people to fly into space without government funding is just the beginning. Very early this Thursday, at 1:30 am Eastern time, they will dock with the Mir Space Station and open the hatch on the world’s first commercial space station. Their 45-day…

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JP Aerospace Plans Test Flight

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Los Angeles, CA, March 24, 2000 – JP Aerospace, a Sacramento area company, plans to launch a privately financed and developed rocket system on Saturday, March 25, 2000, in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. This test flight is expected to reach 100 kilometers, or 62.5 miles in altitude. According to JP Aerospace, ongoing tests are planned….

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NASA Administrator Endorses Space Frontier Foundation Plan to Privatize International Space Station

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Los Angeles, CA, September 25, 1999 – In a major policy address, NASA Administrator Dan Goldin today endorsed the Space Frontier Foundation’s call for the International Space Station to be handed over to a non-governmental entity once the station is operational. Mr. Goldin also agreed with the Foundation’s call for a new and clearly defined…

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Congressman Dana Rohrabacher to Speak at Space Frontier Foundation’s 8th Annual Conference

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Los Angeles, CA, September 17, 1999 – The Space Frontier Foundation announced today that the Honorable Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Chair of the House Space subcommittee, will speak at the Foundation’s 8th Annual Conference “Launching the Space Millennium,” scheduled Sept. 23-25 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Los Angeles. Rohrabacher is scheduled to speak at noon…

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NASA Administrator Dan Goldin to Deliver Keynote Address at Space Frontier Foundation’s 8th Annual Conference

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Los Angeles, CA, September 13, 1999 – The Space Frontier Foundation’s 8th Annual Conference “Launching the Millennium” will feature NASA Administrator Dan Goldin as the keynote speaker. Goldin’s keynote, expected to be a significant policy address on space commercialization, is targeted at major space industry leaders who will be present at the conference that is…

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Space Frontier Foundation Finances Global Asteroid Search

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Los Angeles, CA, August 31, 1999 – The Space Frontier Foundation today announced the donation of its first international financial grants to astronomers involved in the search for Earth-orbit-crossing asteroids. The first grant will be made to Professor Vladimir Shkodrov and Dr. Violeta Ivanova of the Institute of Astronomy of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences….

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