Latest Space advocacy Stories

2009-07-18 06:00:00

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the death of veteran journalist Walter Cronkite. "It is with great sadness that the NASA family learned of Walter Cronkite's passing. He led the transition from print and radio reporting to the juggernaut that became television journalism. His insight and integrity were unparalleled, and his compassion helped America make it through some of the most tragic and trying times of the 20th century. "From the earliest days of...

2009-07-18 06:00:00

The following is a statement issued by Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong on the death of Walter Cronkite. "For a news analyst and reporter of the happenings of the day to be successful, he or she needs three things: accuracy, timeliness, and the trust of the audience. Many are fortunate to have the first two. The trust of the audience must be earned. "Walter Cronkite seemed to enjoy the highest of ratings. He had a passion for human space exploration, an enthusiasm that was contagious, and...

2009-07-07 16:03:52

The U.S. civil space program should be aligned with widely acknowledged national challenges, says a new report from the National Research Council. Aligning the program with pressing issues "“ environmental, economic, and strategic "“ is a national imperative, and will continue to grow in importance. Coordination across federal agencies, combined with a competent technical work force, effective infrastructure, and investment in technology and innovation, would lay the...

2009-06-26 10:26:22

 On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the historic first moon landing, NASA is seeking ideas from the public, academia, and industry about how to analyze and catalog notes from spaceflight pioneer Wernher von Braun into an electronic, searchable database or other system. Von Braun was the first director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and a key figure in the development of the Saturn V rocket and NASA's Apollo program. NASA has a full collection of "Weekly...

2009-04-22 09:30:00

Agency's Earth observation work critical to understanding planet HOUSTON, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Space Exploration, the leading collaboration of space industry businesses and advocacy groups, announced today the release of a statement by board member Dr. Tom Jones, a veteran astronaut who flew four space shuttle missions to conduct Earth and space science, and helped deliver the U.S. Destiny laboratory to the International Space Station. In recent editorials to...

2009-04-20 13:47:00

$76 Billion annual contribution good news in today's economy WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study released today by the California Space Authority (CSA) shows California leading the nation and world in contributions to the economy. California accounts for 44 percent of the U.S. space market, and 21 percent of the global market, contributing more than $76 billion in total economic impact and more than 370,000 jobs. "California's space enterprise has a greater impact on...

2009-04-15 17:43:00

California Space Industry Ranks #1 in US and #1 in World in Economic Impact, Contributing more than $76B to State Economy and 370,000 Jobs SANTA MARIA, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by California Space Authority: MEDIA BRIEFING When: Monday, April 20, 2009. Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (ET) Where: National Press Club/ Library Room, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, D.C. What: Release to media of Study on Space Industry's economic impact...

2009-02-23 16:25:00

HAMPTON, Va., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's biggest space party is coming to Hampton Roads! Mark your calendar for Yuri's Night, a celebration of humanity's bold spirit of exploration and the historical feats that followed. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) WHAT: Music by DJ Jeyone, "mars"tini lounge, galactic laser light show, high-tech interactive exhibits, a retro space costume contest, stargazing, reggae with The Prisoners, robotics...

2009-01-29 09:50:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- "Today, the Coalition for Space Exploration joins NASA in observing a Day of Remembrance to reflect on the lives lost in the heroic endeavors of our space program. During this day of tribute, we honor those aboard Apollo 1, Challenger, Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, who tragically lost their lives in pursuit of an admirable cause. While we mourn the losses, we celebrate the bravery of those whose journey was cut too short. We also acknowledge the...

2009-01-23 19:15:34

Actor-producer Tom Hanks has apologized for saying Mormons who supported a ban on same-gender marriage in California are un-American, Fox News Channel said. Mormons contributed a significant portion of funding to support Proposition 8, which would reverse a state Supreme Court ruling that laws against same-sex marriage violate the state Constitution. Voters approved the referendum but it is being challenged in court. At an appearance in Hollywood last week to promote Big Love, a show about...

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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...

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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