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Tito, Bigelow and Foundation Offer Vision of More Private Space Travelers at Washington Event

Los Angeles, CA, May 22, 2001 – The Space Frontier Foundation, ProSpace, Bigelow Aerospace and FINDS sponsored a policy roundtable in the U.S. Senate office building today that presented the vision of other private space travelers following Dennis Tito into space.

The room was packed as representatives of the Space Frontier Foundation, ProSpace, STA, NASA, and NSS joined Mr. Bigelow and Mr. Tito to discuss how space activists, entrepreneurs and government policy makers will ensure that Mr. Tito is not the last private citizen through the airlock.

For more information:

http://www.spaceref.com

http://www.space.com/dennistito/

Related news releases:
Space Frontier Foundation Welcomes Dennis Tito Back and Challenges NASA to "Keep the Airlock Open" May 9, 2001

Space Frontier Foundation Congratulates NASA and ISS Partners on Historic Tito Flight Agreement, Group Calls for Setting of Visitor Standards April 25, 2001

Let Tito Fly! March 21, 2001

Space Frontier Foundation Calls for an End to Political Control of Access to Space Feb. 14, 2001


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