Project Manager: William Watson

In 2008, the Space Frontier Foundation, in conjunction with SpaceContest.Org and SpaceVidCast.Com, concluded the first Space VidVision Contest (available on YouTube), in which contestants were asked to post short videos on YouTube answering the question, “What should the future of American human spaceflight be? This project seeks to develop grass-roots videos for the best arguments for or against sending people into space, or for changing current plans, developing compelling cases for what the future should bring.

The 2008 winner was announced on Saturday November 15, 2008 at SpaceVision 2008, the annual conference of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) at Texas A&M University. First Place went to Arnie J. Abrahamson of Tustin, California with video entitled “American Human Spaceflight.” Second place went to Kevin Myrick of Pinole, California, CEO of Interplanetary Ventures, with a video entitled “The Future Of American Human Spaceflight.” Third place went to Joey Vigour of North Hollywood, California with a video entitled “Explorers.”

Read more in Greg Zsidisin’s article in The Space Review, “Lessons from the 2008 Space VidVision Contest.”

VidVision Contest Press Kit

Contact William Watson for more information

The first place winner was Arnie J. Abrahamson’s “American Human Spaceflight.”

Link: 2008 VidVision Contest Second Place Winner, Kevin Myrick, “The Future Of American Human Spaceflight,” URL:

Link: 2008 VidVision Contest Third Place Winner, Joey Vigour, “Explorers,” URL: