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National Space Society

National Space Society

Space Frontier Foundation — Advancing Newspace, championing ideas for opening the space frontier to human settlement as rapidly as possible Space Job Center > Get a job in space industry now | Your space carrer starts here. Commercial Spaceflight Federation The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is a private spaceflight industry group, incorporated as an industry association for the purposes of establishing ever higher levels of safety for the commercial human spaceflight industry, sharing best practices and expertise, and promoting the growth of the industry worldwide.[2][3][4] Issues that the Commercial Spaceflight Federation work on include, but are not limited to, the STIM-Grants program for spaceport infrastructure, FAA regulations and permits, industry safety standards, public outreach, and public advocacy for the commercial space sector.[5] History[edit] The Commercial Spaceflight Federation was initially conceived as the Personal Spaceflight Federation (PSF) by a group of leaders in the newly emerging private spaceflight industry in 2005. On August 22, 2006, the PSF laid out their priorities listing:[7] Members[edit] Suborbital Applications Researchers Group[edit] Spaceports Council[edit] Research and Education Affiliates[edit]

Bad Astronomy Well now, this is an interesting discovery: astronomers have found what looks like a "super-Earth" – a planet more massive than Earth but still smaller than a gas giant – orbiting a nearby star at the right distance to have liquid water on it! Given that, it might – might – be Earthlike. This is pretty cool news. Now let me be clear: this is a planet candidate; it has not yet been confirmed. The star is called HD 40307, and it’s a bit over 40 light years away (pretty close in galactic standards, but I wouldn’t want to walk there). Massive planets tug on their star harder, so they’re easier to find this way. In this case, HD 40307 was originally observed a little while back by HARPS, and three planets were found. We don’t know how big the planet is, unfortunately. But the very interesting thing is that it orbits the star at a distance of about 90 million kilometers (55 million miles) – closer to its star than is is to the Sun… but that’s good! Image credits: ESO/M. Related Posts:

Space Careers, the leading space and defense industry recruitment website. More space jobs than anywhere else. 4Frontiers Corporation 4Frontiers Corporation is a space commerce company, founded in 2005. History[edit] In 2014, 4Frontiers began a private placement round of financing to raise US$15–20 million to fund part of US$80 million required to build the first phase of INTERSPACE Florida, "a real science interactive space themed destination" on a 75 acres (30 ha) parcel of land near Titusville Cocoa Airport.[1] Organization[edit] The company is presently headquartered in New Port Richey, Florida, and has three employees. See also[edit] References[edit] Further reading Carroll, Michael (2009). External links[edit] Official news article - "New Company Launches With Aim of Colonizing Mars" news article - "The Next Mother Lode: Mars"

Astronomy Picture of the Day Space Foundation The Space Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports the global space industry through information and education programs. It is a resource for the entire space community - industry, national security organizations, civil space agencies, private space companies and the military around the world. It also supports educators, students and journalists with information and education programs. Locations[edit] Located in Colorado Springs, Colo., the Space Foundation's world headquarters houses Space Foundation team offices, the Ackerman Conference Center and the Space Foundation Discovery Center,[1] which comprises the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere® and the El Pomar Space Gallery. The Space Foundation also has an office in Washington, D.C., and representatives in Texas and Florida. Industry events[edit] The Space Foundation annually hosts major industry events, including the Space Symposium[2] in Colorado Springs, Colo. Work Environment[edit] Categories:

The NASTAR Center: Space Training, Aeromedical Training, Education, and Research San Jose Astronomical Association American Astronautical Society Formed in 1954, the American Astronautical Society (AAS) is an independent scientific and technical group in the United States dedicated to the advancement of space science and exploration. AAS supports NASA's Vision for Space Exploration and is a member of the Coalition for Space Exploration and the Space Exploration Alliance. The AAS also focuses on strengthening the global space program through cooperation with international space organizations. The AAS runs national meetings, symposia and publications. Members meet with leaders in their field and in related disciplines, exchange information and ideas, discuss career aspirations and expand their horizons. The AAS sponsors professional, scientific and engineering meetings and maintains a publications program. AAS awards[edit] The awards are listed in the order in which they were established by the society: The AAS was awarded the Space Foundation's Space Achievement Award in 1996.[1] References[edit] External links[edit]

Announces Latest Progress, Upcoming Milestones in Hunt for Asteroids [image-36] NASA is on the hunt for an asteroid to capture with a robotic spacecraft, redirect to a stable orbit around the moon, and send astronauts to study in the 2020s -- all on the agency's human Path to Mars. Agency officials announced on Thursday recent progress to identify candidate asteroids for its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), increase public participation in the search for asteroids, and advance the mission's design. NASA plans to launch the ARM robotic spacecraft in 2019 and will make a final choice of the asteroid for the mission about a year before the spacecraft launches. The agency will award a total of $4.9 million for concept studies addressing components of ARM. For more information about the BAA and award recipients, visit: NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope made recent observations of an asteroid, designated 2011 MD, which bears the characteristics of a good candidate for the full capture concept. -end-