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Shuttle – Mir Program Hailed; Decision to Destroy Mir Called “Shortsighted”

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Los Angeles, CA, June 12, 1998 – As the Space Shuttle returns today from its “last” mission to the Russian Mir space station, the Space Frontier Foundation hailed the Shuttle-Mir program for allowing Americans to experience long term spaceflight. The Foundation also urged the Russian space agency and the international private sector to examine means…

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NASA Space Loan Guarantees are “Dead on Arrival”

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Los Angeles, CA, June 10, 1998 – The Space Frontier Foundation today pronounced the idea of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) providing government-backed loans to builders of space vehicles “Dead On Arrival” with the American taxpayer. The space agency has publicly proposed using taxpayer funds to underwrite what could end up being billions…

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First Commercial Lunar Mission Reaches the Moon

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Los Angeles, CA, May 13, 1998 – The Space Frontier Foundation applauds the reaching of the Moon today by the HGS-1 satellite, which has thereby become the first privately funded Lunar mission. The spacecraft, formerly known as AsiaSat 3, was originally placed in a useless orbit due to a launch failure. It was then re-directed…

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Group Reveals First Commercial Lunar Mission in Transit

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Los Angeles, CA, April 24, 1998 – The Space Frontier Foundation, a national media and policy organization, disclosed today that the operators of AsiaSat 3, a privately owned communications satellite stranded in a useless orbit last December, have maneuvered the spacecraft into an orbit that could swing by the Moon. According to data made available…

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Foundation Applauds Finding of Ice on Moon, Calls for Human Settlements

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Los Angeles, CA, March 5, 1998 – The Space Frontier Foundation applauded Dr. Alan Binder and the members of the NASA funded Lunar Prospector Team for their discovery of ice on the Moon’s poles, and called for a human return to Earth’s neighbor. “This is incredible news,” stated Foundation President Rick Tumlinson. “The Moon has…

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Space Frontier Foundation Says NASA is Shortchanging a Global Warming Solution

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Los Angeles, CA, February 5, 1998 – According to the Space Frontier Foundation, one solution to potential global warming lies buried within the newly released White House budget proposal. With little fanfare, a new “placeholder” line item in NASA’s budget could allocate $10 million over the next two years to study Space Solar Power (SSP)…

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