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US Space & Rocket Center Receives New Funding
2011-10-18 05:25:01

The US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama is getting a generous gift of $250,000 from the city to help with the center´s immense debt. Under Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle´s call, city leaders approved the one-time emergency payment to the space center to help it deal with its $19 million worth of debt. The center is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Alabama and generates millions of dollars in tax revenue for the city of Huntsville, but it has had some...

2011-09-19 07:00:00

The stars of the hit cable series âœCoalâ on Spike TV will appear as this yearâs VIP guests alongside Homer Hickam and The Rocket Boys at this yearâs October Sky Festival Saturday, October 1st, in the tiny hamlet of Coalwood, in McDowell County West Virginia. The town was immortalized in the film âœOctober Sky,â which is based on best-selling author Homer Hickamâs novel...

2011-07-21 08:29:11

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will provide opening keynote remarks at the Space Frontier Foundation's annual NewSpace Conference at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 28. Media are invited to attend the conference, which runs July 28-30 at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. NewSpace provides a forum for space entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, engineers, regulators and space policy leaders to explore the opportunities and challenges of opening the space frontier to human...

2011-05-20 13:52:00

SABEW, McCormick Foundation host Phoenix institute June 1-3 PHOENIX, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Looming crises in the funding of the nation's public pension systems and how the media can better cover them will be the focus of a high-caliber reporting institute for business journalists here June 1-3. The Society of American Business Editors and Writers, with the generous support of a $40,000 grant from the McCormick Foundation and assistance and guidance from the Poynter...


Latest Space advocacy Reference Libraries

Ad Astra
2012-05-07 07:06:15

Ad Astra is a quarterly-published journal of the National Space Society (NSS). The name “ad astra” means “to the stars.” The journal was established following the merger of the L5 Society and the National Space Institute, which formed the NSS in 1987. The NSS is a non-profit aerospace advocacy and educational institution based in Washington DC. On November 28, 2007, the NSS announced MM Publishing Inc. as the newest publisher of Ad Astra. MM Publishing officially took on the role...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Wernher von Braun (March 23, 1912 - June 16, 1977) was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany and the United States. His work on the Nazi rocket program made him a controversial figure. The controversy was captured in a song by satirist Tom Lehrer, who described him as "A man whose allegiance is ruled by expedience". He was born on in Wirsitz, Posen, Germany and his mother gave him a telescope upon his Lutheran confirmation. His interest in astronomy...

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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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