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The Settlement Enabling Test

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The Space Frontier Foundation Releases a New Metric for Crafting Space Policy   Washington, DC – The Space Frontier Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of a new tool, the Settlement Enabling Test. This tool acknowledges that our fundamental goal in space exploration is large scale space settlement, and provides a way to determine…

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Registration is Open for NewSpace 2014, Register Today!

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Registration is Open for NewSpace 2014, Register Today! Registration for the Space Frontier Foundation’s NewSpace 2014 Conference is now open! Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the commercial space industry and be a part of the NewSpace revolution. The conference will take place in Silicon Valley, CA, July 24-26, 2014. Register today at newspace.spacefrontier.org. NewSpace…

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M.A.R.S. Bound

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Student Experiment Headed to the ISS on Antares Rocket When Amy McCormick’s class developed their science experiment studying Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), they could only dream of flying it to space. Their experiment won the Teachers In Space annual spaceflight contest and later this month, their dream will become a reality when it launches to…

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Investing in the Future of NewSpace

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Space Frontier Foundation Sponsors SpaceVision and Student BPC Nyack, NY – The Space Frontier Foundation is proud to announce its sponsorship of the SpaceVision 2013 conference and their Student Business Plan Competition (BPC). SpaceVision is run by the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS), making the sponsorship a direct investment in the…

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Sustainability Is Not An Option

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Space Frontier Foundation Laments $1.2 Billion J-2X Dead End Nyack, NY – The Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) is distressed by the announcement that the J-2X Engine will never fly. NASA has numerous projects running on tight budgets that could have used the now-vaporized resources spent on J-2X. The engine was developed under NASA’s now-defunct Constellation…

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NewSpace Business Plan Competition 2013 Winners Announced!

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Silicon Valley, CA – Generation Orbit Launch Services has won first place and $100,000 in the 2013 NewSpace Business Plan Competition, presented yesterday by competition Project Manager, Tom Olson at Stanford University. Eligos, Inc earned second place in the competition, along with a $25,000 prize. 3rd place, and a $5,000* award were given to Raptor Space Services. Prospect…

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Cygnus Berthing Delivers on NewSpace Promise

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Orbital Sciences Corp. Proves COTS Success by Delivering Cargo to International Space StationNyack, NY – The Space Frontier Foundation congratulates Orbital Sciences Corporation on a successful berthing with the International Space Station (ISS), proving that investment in the NewSpace industry pays off in a big way. On September 18, 2013 Cygnus launched atop the Antares rocket, and 11 days later,…

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NewSpace Business Plan Competition Announces 2013 Finalists

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Fremont, California – The Space Frontier Foundation and the NewSpace Business Plan competition, in conjunction with their sponsors, are thrilled to announce the 2013 Business Plan Competition Finalists.  Finalists are listed below in alphabetical order. This year, the Newspace Business Plan Competition will be held on October 24th in California’s famed investor hot-spot, Silicon Valley and in partnership…

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