Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mars Society Convention

Twelfth International Mars Society Convention
Who: Hundreds of Mars Experts and Enthusiasts

What: Twelfth Annual International Mars Society Convention

When: July 30 - August 2, 2009

Where: University of Maryland, College Park
Lodging info is now available.

Why:Your chance to hear the latest news and research from Mars, and to join us in advancing the cause of human space exploration!

Register: Online

Connect: With other attendees on Facebook

Space Elevator Conference 2009

Space Elevator Conference 2009
Explore the frontiers of space exploration this summer with a four-day conference on the Space Elevator in Redmond, Washington at the Microsoft Conference Center.

Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Space Elevator is a radical new way to access space less expensively than possible with chemical rocket technology. The technology offers solutions to many of the problems facing communities today, including but not limited to the need for clean, renewable energy.

The Space Elevator uses a carbon nanotube ribbon that stretches from the surface of the earth to a counterweight in space. Climbers ascend the ribbon, lifting cargo and passengers to earth orbits and launching space ships to distant planets.

The 2009 Space Elevator Conference focuses on all aspects of Space Elevator development, engaging an international audience of scientists, engineers, educators, managers, entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and students. This conference will feature topical discussions in all of the four pillars of Space Elevator development: science/technical, political/social, legal, and economic. Other topics include the space missions and the style of life on Earth that Space Elevator technology will enable.

The conference is sponsored by Microsoft Corporation.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Space Canada Pushes Space Solar Power

“FROM THE SUN TO THE EARTH” An International Symposium on Solar Energy from Space Sponsored by SPACE Canada & the International Academy of Astronautics

Space Canada Promotes Solar Energy From Space

Major NASA Reviews Coming

Refining Constellation’s plans to make 2015 - Hanley proposes major changes

The Constellation Program (CxP) is heading towards a crucial period of its early life, with several studies being set up at various levels to determine the forward plan for both NASA and Constellation.

Lori Garver, former NASA Associate Administrator of Policy and Plans, and space policy adviser to Democratic politicians - who was expected to be named the new NASA Administrator earlier in the week according to sources - will lead a major content review of the Constellation Program, in an attempt to find a way forward to get the schedule “back” into the March, 2015 timeframe for the debut manned flight of Orion.

General Peter Worden, Director of NASA’s Ames Research Center (ARC), will also spearhead a NASA review, which is deemed to have “wide scope” - likely to include shuttle extension - while a main body “Blue Ribbon Panel” will work with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in Washington, possibly overseeing all of the studies.

Specifics for the reviews - to be announced in May - are still being built, although sources are noting a 60 day study on the launch vehicles will be undertaken, akin to a updated version of the Exploration Systems Architecture Study (ESAS), while other sources claim that the concentration will be focused soley on the current architecture that centers around the Ares launch vehicles.

Space Movement Facebook Fan Page

The is a new Space Movement Facebook Fan Page.

Check it out.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

World Moon Bounce Day

The NSS Blog has a post World Moon Bounce Day Celebrates 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing by Amara D. Angelica.

World Moon Bounce Day will be June 27 in Australia and June 26 in the U.S., Echoes of Apollo (EOA), an international space education organization, in cooperation with the National Space Society, will announce Tuesday. Participants worldwide will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing by bouncing radio voice transmissions off the moon, known as “moon bounce.”

Check our Echos of Apollo

Monday, April 6, 2009

Japanese Aim To Set Robotic Foot on the Moon by 2020

Japan aims for walking robot on the moon by 2020

Japan hopes to have a two-legged robot walk on the moon by around 2020, with a joint mission involving astronauts and robots to follow, according to a plan laid out Friday by a government group.

Space Settlement Nexus on NSS Web Site

Space Settlement Nexus - The National Space Society Website has a library of information about space settlement avalible. It has over 30,000 pages of reference material.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New Space Movement Facebook Page

New Space Movement Facebook Page . We created a page becuase it allow easier comminication with all the memebers of the Space Movement. I hope everyone who is a memeber of the Space Movement will join our new Page, so we can keep in touch.

Coalition for Space Exploration 2009-2010 Board of Advisors

Coalition for Space Exploration Announces 2009-2010 Board of Advisors include Crystal Bloemen, Dr. Guy Bluford, James Cameron, Bradley Cheetham, Bob Crippen, Dr. Roger Crouch, Jake Garn, Fred Gregory, Gerry Griffin, Dr. Bernard Harris, Steve Hawley, Dr. Tom Jones, Dr. Joe Kerwin, Jeanne Kregel, Gene Kranz , Nick Lampson, James “Jim” Lovell Jr., Miles O'Brien, Damaris Sarria, Dr. Paul Spudis, Dr. Dave Weldon.