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Critics Praise NASA Plan to Privatize International Space Station

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Los Angeles, CA, November 20, 1998 – The Space Frontier Foundation praised a new plan by NASA to hand over operations of the International Space Station (ISS) to the private sector, and called for its immediate implementation. The “Commercial Development Plan for the International Space Station” recommends ISS be managed by a “non-governmental organization” to…

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Asteroid Hunters to Meet in Los Angeles, CA

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Los Angeles, CA, September 21, 1998 – Somewhere out in space, a very large rock is hurtling towards the Earth. How long till “Armageddon”, and how deep will the impact be on our planet’s survival? Several top experts on asteroids and comets will meet at the Space Frontier Foundation’s 7th annual conference to discuss the…

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Movie Producers of “Armageddon” and “Deep Impact” Challenged to Match $50K Grant to Find Killer Space Objects

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Los Angeles, CA, July 1, 1998 – Two private space organizations today aimed a $50,000 challenge grant to find killer asteroids and comets squarely at the Hollywood studios behind the films “Deep Impact” and “Armageddon” – motion pictures which depict the mass destruction that such objects might wreak if they hit the Earth. The challenge,…

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U.S. Organization Suggests Moth-Balling Mir Orbital Station

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translated and re-printed with permission Washington, D.C., July 1, 1998 – (Itar-Tass) – The Los Angeles-based non-government organization Space Frontier Foundation announced the start of a campaign under the motto “Preserve Mir” which is somewhat surprising even for the United States. Speaking in a telephone interview with Itar-Tass, its president Rick Tumlinson said that the…

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Finance Problem Heading Mir for Closure

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translated and reprinted with permission Moscow, June 26, 1998 – (Itar-Tass) – Leaders of several Russian companies in the space sector on Friday signed an address to Prime Minister Sergei Kiriyenko. Yuri Semyonov, president of the Rocket Corporation Energiya, which owns the Mir station, told Itar-Tass that space executives in their address “outlined the whole…

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