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2008 Foundation Press Releases
7.16.08 Press Conference to Announce Formation of National Coalition for Cheap & Reliable Access to Space (CATS)
7.15.08 "One Small Step For Man," but a Hop, Skip and a Jump for the Rest of Us
7.15.08 Space Frontier Foundation and Teach Kids About Science Team Up to Produce a Science Education Event with a Revolutionary Twist
7.09.08 Teachers in Space Roundtable to be Held at George Washington University on July 16, 2008
6.30.08 NewSpace 2008: Creating the Future or Living in the Past? – July 17-19, 2008 in Crystal City, VA @ The Doubletree Hotel
4.24.08 Space Frontier Foundation Supports Celestis
4.23.08 Space Frontier Foundation Co-Sponsoring RASTE 2008, May 19-23 in Dayton, Ohio
3.21.08 Foundation Mourns Passing of Space Visionary – Sir Arthur C. Clarke's Lasting Legacy to be Celebrated July 19th at the Foundation's Annual Conference
3.05.08 The Space Frontier Foundation Announces Its Newest Project – The Cosmos Review
3.03.08 Watch Dog Congratulates Space Agency – NASA Releases ISS Commercial Resupply Services Draft RFP

2007 Foundation Press Releases
10.26.07 One Small Step for Education
10.10.07 Views and Comments on NSSO-sponsored Study on Space-Based Solar Power
10.08.07 Report to Pentagon on Space-Based Solar Power to be Published on October 10th
8.21.07 Welcome Home Barbara Morgan; More Teachers Should Fly
8.08.07 Godspeed Barbara Morgan; Plans for Large Numbers of Teachers in Space
7.27.07 Space Frontier Foundation Mourns Loss of Scaled Composites Workers – Urges NewSpace to Continue Forward
2.06.07 The Space Frontier Foundation's Annual Conference – NewSpace 2007: Accelerating Change
2.05.07 NASA Can Fix Its Budget Problems – By Buying from Private Industry Instead of Competing with It!

2006 Foundation Press Releases
11.27.06 Save Centennial Challenges! – Space Leaders Call on Congress to Restore Funding for Important NASA Space Prize Program
11.19.06 Private Space Explorer Joins Teachers in Space – Anousheh Ansari to Support Flights on NewSpace Vehicles
10.16.06 PlanetSpace Joins Teachers in Space Project – Will Offer Free Rides on its Silver Dart Spacecraft to Top Educators
09.25.06 In Memorial: Dr. Vladimir Syromiatnikov – Hero of the Frontier
09.18.06 Masten Space Systems Donates Rocket Ride to Teacher – Joins Other Companies Donating Rides to Teachers In Space Program
09.01.06 NASA's Rush to CEV Decision is Unnecessary and Ill-advised – Government About to Waste Billions Sending Moon Vehicle to ISS
08.18.06 Congratulations COTS Winners! – Foundation Calls on NASA to Expand Funding/Number of Winners Building New U.S. Space Ships
07.25.06 Unaffordable and Unsustainable: NASA's Post Shuttle Transportation Strategy is a Failure
07.13.06 Congratulations Bigelow Aerospace! – Foundation Applauds Launch of First Commercial Inflatable Habitat
06.29.06 Scuttle the Shuttle! – Use Funds to Open the Space Frontier
06.23.06 You Think Your Space Business Can Fly? You Think You Have the Right Financial Stuff? – The Space Frontier Foundation Announces A Competition to Launch NewSpace Business Plans into Venture Capital Orbit
06.08.06 Space Adventures, Courtney Stadd, Joss Whedon to Receive Awards – Foundation Recognizes Creator of Serenity Movie, Space Travel Firm and Former White House Staffer for Contributions to NewSpace Movement
04.21.06 Space Flight Firms Donate Rides to Teachers – New Teachers in Space Program Gains Momentum
04.11.06 Teachers in Space! Foundation Wants Hundreds to Fly
04.05.06 The Space Event of the Summer! Space Frontier Foundation Announces NewSpace 2006 in Las Vegas
01.12.06 Pentagon Should Support NewSpace – Foundation Joins Consensus for Operationally Responsive Space

2005 Foundation Press Releases
12.14.05 Space Frontier Foundation Supports U.S. New Year's Eve Launch of "The Planets"
10.15.05 Space Frontier Foundation Departs from the Space Exploration Alliance
09.19.05 NASA Space Station Plan Good News for NewSpace Firms, Bad News for Cost-Plus Contractors
09.01.05 The Next Space Age Is Coming! Space Frontier Conference In Los Angeles To Focus On Revolution In Space
08.09.05 Space Advocacy Group Considers New Ways to Open Space Frontier
07.11.05 Scuttle the Shuttle! Space Shuttle is a Waste of Taxpayer Funds
03.29.05 Save Hubble! Space Leaders Call for Hubble Rescue
03.12.05 Mike Griffin Will Be a Good Captain for NASA – White House Choice for Space Agency Administrator Gives Hope for Moon/Mars Effort
03.10.05 Congress Should Fund Space Prizes Now! – White House Budget For Centennial Prize Should be Raised to $200 Million
01.31.05 NASA Needs a Tough Leader – President should Appoint Strong Administrator to Reform Agency Teetering on the Brink

2004 Foundation Press Releases
12.09.04 Permission to Fly: Granted! Senate Passes Commercial Space Bill Enabling Private Space Flight
10.14.04 X Prize, SpaceShipOne Receive Awards – Pair "Blew the Hinges Off the Door to the Frontier"
10.11.04 NSYNC Star Still Planning to Fly in Space – Cheers Private Sector Entry into Space Age
10.08.04 Private Sector Space Pioneers to Receive Awards – Space Frontier Foundation to Recognize "Revolutionary" Space Efforts
10.04.04 They Did It! Space Frontier Foundation Lauds X Prize Winner, Calls It The Beginning of a New American Space Age
09.29.04 Go Burt Go! Space Frontier Foundation Applauds First X Prize Flight
09.27.04 X Prize, Scaled Composites to Receive Awards – Space Frontier Foundation to Recognize "Revolutionary" Space Efforts
09.10.04 Risk in Private Rocket Flights Worthwhile – Space Frontier Foundation Praises Heroes of a New Space Age
08.11.04 Let's Rock this Boat – Queen Mary to Host Major Space Conference – Space Frontier Foundation Announces Gathering of Space Experts and Rocketeers
07.19.04 Foundation Urges Non-Political Partnership to Return to the Moon – "Return to the Moon" Conference Calls for Public/Private Partnership for Moon, Mars and Beyond Plan
07.08.04 Moon Conference to Boost New Space Age – Stellar Gathering of Experts, Innovators and Entrepreneurs Plan Moon, Mars and Beyond
06.21.04 Rutan Flight Ushers in New Space Age
06.16.04 Aldridge Space Report a "Rhetorical Breakthrough" – Space Frontier Foundation Says U.S. Space Program Must Now "Walk the Walk"
06.14.04 NASA Budget is No Prize! Space Frontier Foundation Calls for NASA to Greatly Expand "Centennial Challenges" Project
06.02.04 Moonwalker/Shuttle Commander to Help Lead Discussion on Moon Settlement
05.19.04 Go "GoFast"! Space Frontier Foundation Congratulates First Amateur Team to Enter Space
05.07.04 Space Frontier Foundation Joins Other Groups in Call for Moon, Mars and Beyond
05.06.04 Space Frontier Foundation Applauds Second FAA Suborbital Space Flight License, Says XCOR's Test Flight License Shows Flexibility
05.03.04 Space Program Veterans to Speak at Moon Conference, Past Apollo Director and Former NASA Executive to Use Past Success to Create Future Solutions
04.16.04 The Stage is Set for the Commercial Space Age! Foundation Hails FAA for Issuing License for World's First Sub-Orbital Rocket Launch
03.19.04 Keep Hubble Alive! Space Frontier Foundation Calls for Plan to Save Telescope Without Shuttle
03.09.04 Congratulations to the House for Landslide Vote Supporting New Commercial Space! Now it's Time for the Senate to Step Up to the Plate
02.26.04 Moon Conference Takes on Bush Goal – Experts, Astronauts, Entrepreneurs to Gather in Las Vegas
02.20.04 NASA Space "Prizes" Great First Step! – Congress Should Support Effort to Reward Results and Ignite Private Sector on Moon Push
01.28.04 Tumlinson Tells Senate Committee to Involve Private Sector "From Day One" in New Space Policy Initiative
01.26.04 Tumlinson to Testify on Bush Space Policy at Senate Hearing
01.15.04 Bush Space Plan – Right Direction, Plan Needs Work
01.13.04 Return to the Moon – This Time to Stay! Government Must Partner with Commercial Firms to Succeed

Foundation Press Releases
12.17.03 Foundation Congratulates Scaled Composites for Breaking Sound Barrier, Calls for Washington to Support New Spaceships by Breaking Regulatory Barriers
12.12.03 Return to the Moon – This Time to Stay! Government Must Partner with Commercial Firms to Succeed
12.04.03 Foundation Congratulates SpaceX on New Rocket Rollout, Hails Project as Providing Advent of "Alternative" Space Firms
10.29.03 Foundation Founder Rick Tumlinson Testifies to Congress on the "Future of NASA"
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10.23.03 Richard Haase and The Watch Helping to Prevent Collisions with Huge Near Earth Objects
10.13.03 Foundation Says Chinese Launch Heralds New Space Race
10.12.03 Foundation Lauds Rohrabacher Bill on Commercial Space; Astronaut Says Private Spacecraft May Beat Shuttle to Space
10.08.03 Former Space Shuttle Commander to Join Chair of the House Subcommittee on Space and Science at Foundation Annual Conference
08.26.03 No More Excuses: Cancel the Shuttle
08.25.03 Foundation Mourns Tragedy at Brazil Launch Complex
07.28.03 Congress Should Cut the Red Tape Grounding Reusable Rockets
07.09.03 "Scuttle the Shuttle!" Foundation Urges
06.23.03 Foundation Proposes Space Policy
06.09.03 2003 International Space Development Conference Hosts Space Enterprise Event Sponsored by the Space Frontier Foundation
05.20.03 Foundation Hails White House Remote Sensing Policy, Calls on NASA to Create "Near Frontier Fund"
05.06.03 Foundation Calls on NASA to Transform Itself "As Only NASA Can", Wants Agency to "Buy Rather Than Build" New Space Vehicles
04.16.03 NASA Should Re-start Alternative Access to Space Station ASAP! Secret Decision to Kill Program a Mistake
03.05.03 Coalition of Space Groups and Leaders Unite in Call for Space Settlement as Core of Human Space Flight Agenda
02.01.03 Space Frontier Foundation Saddened Over Loss of Columbia and Crew, Urges "Incredible Quest" to Continue
01.31.03 Space Frontier Foundation Praises NASA "Prometheus" Nuclear Propulsion Project
01.12.03 New NASA Program Doomed to Failure, NASA Should Explain Failures, Foundation Tells Congress

Foundation Press Releases
12.14.02 30 Years After Last Human Visit, Group Calls for Return to the Moon
12.05.02 Commerce Department Releases Report on Emerging Market Opportunities in Suborbital Space
10.17.02 Space Frontier Foundation Decries Debate Over Moon - Mars as Next Human Destination, Calls for Both
09.23.02 Robert L. Forward, Space Visionary and Friend of the Foundation, Dies at the Age of 70
09.09.02 Foundation and NASA "InSync" on Agency Handling of Pop Star
07.20.02 Return to the Moon IV Conference a Success
07.18.02 Return to the Moon IV Conference
04.25.02 Foundation Calls Shuttleworth's Flight "Proof" of Market for Space Tourism
04.10.02 Space Leaders to Chair Return to the Moon Conference
03.15.02 Museum of Flying to Host World Space Party
Space Frontier Foundation Endorses Space Station "Tourist" Standards

Foundation Press Releases
Space Frontier Foundation Announces Support for New NASA Nominee
Did Meteor Impact End Middle East Civilizations?
Rock and Roll Legends Pull Together to Perform at Playboy Mansion 2001 Gala Honoring Sir Arthur C. Clarke
Arthur C. Clarke 2001 Gala Set to Take Place in Los Angeles on November 15th
XCOR Announces Dawn of Civilian Rocket-Powered Aviation, First Phase of Flight Test Program Completed
The Honorable Ralph Hall Joins Discussion on ISS Budget Crises
MirCorp Reaches Agreement for Development of the World's First Private Space Station; New Commercial Orbital Facility to Accommodate Up to Three Visitors for 20-day Stays
Space Frontier Foundation to Host Clarke Gala
Space Frontier Foundation Goes "In Search of 2001": Experts, Entrepreneurs and Astronauts Gather to Plan Our Future in Space
Foundation Congratulates XCOR on Historic Flight
Bechtel, Forever Bound, LunaCorp to Sponsor "Return to the Moon III" Conference
Space Frontier Foundation Welcomes Robert Bigelow and Bigelow Aerospace as a Sponsor for Return to the Moon III Conference
Tito, Bigelow and Foundation Offer Vision of More Private Space Travelers at Washington Event
Space Frontier Foundation Welcomes Dennis Tito Back and Challenges NASA to "Keep the Airlock Open"
Space Frontier Foundation Congratulates NASA and ISS Partners on Historic Tito Flight Agreement, Group Calls for Setting of Visitor Standards
Space Frontier Foundation Calls Mir's De-Orbit Historic Tragedy
Let Tito Fly!
Lunar Experts Plan Permanent Human Settlement on Moon
Space Frontier Foundation Calls for ISS Alpha Civic Authority
White House Releases President's 2002 Budget for NASA
02.14.01 Space Frontier Foundation Calls for an End to Political Control of Access to Space
Space Frontier Foundation Supports the First Annual Yuri's Night World Space Party
Space Frontier Foundation Says: "Space Launch Initiative Program (SLIP): Fix It or Kill It"

Foundation Press Releases
Space Frontier Foundation Congratulates NASA, Russian Space Agency on Opening of International Space Station – Calls for New Management
Congressional Candidate Speaks Out at Space Frontier Conference
Space Frontier Foundation Ridicules NASA for Praising and Perpetuating Expensive Socialist Spaceflight Monopoly
Tumlinson to "Revolutionize" Space at Griffith Observatory
"Extreme Space" Competition Offers Space Innovators Cash Grant Awards
Space Shuttle Mission to International Space Station Demonstrates Missed Opportunities
Foundation Announces Space Business Competition
"Next Time We Stay" – On Apollo Anniversary, Experts Gather to Plan Return to the Moon
Takin' Care of Business, Space Style
First Commercial Space Station
JP Aerospace Plans Test Flight
Space Frontier Foundation Hails Private Sector Takeover of Mir

Foundation Press Releases
NASA Administrator Endorses Space Frontier Foundation Plan to Privatize International Space Station
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher to Speak at Space Frontier Foundation's 8th Annual Conference
NASA Administrator Dan Goldin to Deliver Keynote Address at Space Frontier Foundation's 8th Annual Conference
Space Frontier Foundation Finances Global Asteroid Search
Commercial Space Stars to Shine in Seattle
Los Angeles Space Frontier Conference Fires Up Entrepreneurial Agendas for Business in Space
Space Frontier Foundation Mourns the Death of Astronaut Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr.
Members of First and Last Apollo Missions to the Moon to Participate in Lunar Base Symposium
Historic Private Space Flight Attempt Scheduled for May 22, 1999
05.11.99 New NASA Authorization Bill HR1654
NASA's Ban on Free Speech in Space
Historic Roton Spaceship Rollout to be Webcast Live
Space Mirror Hailed as Energy Breakthrough
U.S. Should Endorse Russian Efforts to Keep Space Station in Orbit

Foundation Press Releases
Critics Praise NASA Plan to Privatize International Space Station
Senator Glenn Shuttle Flight Could Have Blazed New Trail for Public; Settles for "Business as Usual"
Senator Glenn's Shuttle Flight Signals a Failing Space Program
Asteroid Hunters to Meet in Los Angeles, CA
Revolutionary Rockets and Space Development to be Discussed at Conference in Los Angeles, CA
Movie Producers of "Armageddon" and "Deep Impact" Challenged to Match $50K Grant to Find Killer Space Objects
Shuttle-Mir Program Hailed; Decision to Destroy Mir Called "Shortsighted"
NASA Space Loan Guarantees are "Dead on Arrival"
First Commercial Lunar Mission Reaches the Moon
Group Reveals First Commercial Lunar Mission in Transit
Foundation Applauds Finding of Ice on Moon, Calls for Human Settlements
Russian President Yeltsin Urged to Keep Mir Space Station in Orbit
Space Frontier Foundation Says NASA is Shortchanging a Global Warming Solution
Sen. Glenn Shuttle Flight Most Expensive Congressional Junket Ever

Foundation Press Releases
$250,000 Prize Announced for First Private Rocket to Space
"Vision to Reality" Award Winner Announced
"Space: Open for Business" Conference in Los Angeles
Will Senate Solve Crisis in Space Launch Industry?
Foundation Calls for New Space Vehicle Fleets
Foundation Announces NASA Sponsored Cheap Access to Space Symposium
Foundation Calls NASA Commercialization Efforts "A Costly Joke"

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