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Since 1988, the Space Frontier Foundation's goal has been to unleash the power of free enterprise to enable human migration into space. We are supporting the NewSpace community in the development of commercial Earth-orbit transportation, which will lead to economically sustainable (and thus permanent) space settlements. How are we doing this? In addition to our official projects listed in the left frame, the Foundation and its members work throughout the space, science and business communities, as seen in this sampling of accomplishments:
The White House invited Foundation co-founder Rick Tumlinson to President Bush's January 14, 2004 speech, acknowledging over a decade of our work. Read the press release.
The Foundation's Return to Moon conferences have kept the Moon in focus during the out years.
Foundationers jump-started the Lunar Prospector project that found signs of water on the Moon. Read the press release.
Transformational Space Corp. was founded and is being led by a Foundationer.
The Space Settlement Act of 1988 was drafted by a Foundationer (Steve Wolfe), and passed primarily through his efforts in guiding the legislation through Congress.
A Foundationer led the DC-X contractor team.
Foundationers financed and negotiated the lease for the world's first commercial space station, Mir. Read the press release.
Foundationers arranged the filming of the first RadioShack TV commercial on ISS.
Foundationers signed-up Dennis Tito to fly to ISS.
The Foundation's Permission to Dream (run jointly with the National Space Society) project sends telescopes to space educators around the world.
ProSpace, the citizen's space lobby, is a direct spin off from the Foundation's successful March Storm project, the yearly Congressional blitz.
A Foundationer will direct the first commercial on-orbit service of communications satellites.
A Foundationer hosts "The Space Show," the first weekly radio talk show dedicated to NewSpace.
Foundationers (Apogee Books) are the definitive publishers of space books.
A Foundationer developed the rocket engine avionics for SpaceShipOne.
Foundationers will re-supply ISS using a private sector service. Read the press release.
Foundationers lead the way in breaking down barriers to NewSpace and creating the legal regime of free markets and property rights in space.
A Foundationer has flown the first teacher to near Space, in a Russian MIG.
Foundationers have expressed NewSpace views in opinion pieces, articles, television appearances, on radio talk shows, and in speeches. Collectively, for over a decade, they have 'changed the conversation about space.' Foundation in the News.
Each year, Foundationers (working in many companies and organizations) throw a global space party known as Yuri's Night. In 2005, the sixth celebration included 62 parties, in 22 countries, on 6 continents, and on one space station.
Participation in NASA's invitation-only Exploration Strategy Workshop. NASA heard loud and clear that commerce and settlement must be built into its exploration architecture at the beginning.
Foundationers are building new, reusable rocket ships right now. Space companies.

The Space Frontier Foundation is an organization of people dedicated to opening the Space Frontier to human settlement as rapidly as possible. Our goals include protecting the Earth's fragile biosphere and creating a freer and more prosperous life for each generation by using the unlimited energy and material resources of space. Our purpose is to unleash the power of free enterprise and lead a united humanity permanently into the Solar System.

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The High Frontier is Gerard K. O'Neill's masterpiece. This new 3rd Edition Includes an introduction by Freeman Dyson.
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The Frontier Enabling Test
Our definition of a "frontier enabling" technology or policy is one which has as its effect the acceleration of the creation of low cost access to the space frontier for private citizens and companies, enables or accelerates our use of space resources, and/or accelerates the rate at which wealth can be generated in space. In other words, is the project or policy going to provide a return on the national investment, if we define "return" to be the economically sustainable human habitation of space?

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