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SFF Sets Apollo Anniversary Gala for July 20

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Honor the courage and prowess that lead to “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” by attending the Apollo 11 Anniversary Gala on Monday, July 20th at the Domain Hotel in Sunnyvale, California.

This black tie event will conclude the NewSpace 2009 Conference with keynote speakers Peter Diamandis, Rick Tumlinson, and David Webb. The event will feature the decorated film, Moon Beat, the Space Frontier Foundation’s NewSpace Industry Awards, and announcement of the Heinlein NewSpace Business Plan Competition winner.

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List of Speakers for Space Frontier Foundation’s NewSpace Conference

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The Space Frontier Foundation is proud to announce the list of speakers presenting at the NewSpace 2009 Conference. Industry leaders and visionaries will cover topics focusing on future space ventures on Saturday, incorporating the corporate side of the Newspace industry on Sunday, and envisioning our next giant leaps on Monday. The speakers will culminate the weekend with a look forward to future of mankind’s presence in space and by paying tribute to the past with the Apollo Anniversary Gala.

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Space Frontier Foundation Selects Heinlein Business Plan Finalists

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The Space Frontier Foundation has selected 10 finalists for the Heinlein NewSpace Business Plan Competition. The winner will be announced at the Apollo 11 Anniversary Gala during the NewSpace 2009 Conference at NASA Ames from July 17-20.

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NewSpace Conference to Feature Day on Space Elevators

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The Space Frontier Foundation has released a preliminary schedule for its annual NewSpace conference. The four-day event will take place at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., culminating on July 20 – the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

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Space Frontier Foundation, Heinlein Trust Plan Business Competition

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The Space Frontier Foundation will host a business plan competition during its NewSpace 2009 Conference at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, July 17-20, to help entrepreneurs creating NewSpace startup firms.

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SFF NewSpace 2009 Conference Registration Open

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The Space Frontier Foundation announced that conference and hotel registration for NewSpace 2009 is now open and available for space professionals and enthusiasts everywhere.

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SFF Sez: Kill Constellation, Fund COTS-D and EELVs

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Space Frontier Foundation founder Jim Muncy just finished speaking at Space Access ’09. He said that the non-profit group is kicking off a new campaign to change the direction of the American human spaceflight program. The effort has four elements: Continue reading ‘SFF Sez: Kill Constellation, Fund COTS-D and EELVs’

Space Florida Fires Back at Werb on Space Tourism Efforts

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Space Florida has issued a response to a column in the Orlando Sentinel yesterday by Bob Werb. The Space Frontier Foundation founder took the state to task for falling behind New Mexico and other locations in the race to attract space tourism companies.

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Hey Florida, Get Off Your Butts on This Space Tourism Thing

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Time to turn simulated space tourism in Florida into real thing
Op-Ed, Orlando Sentinel
Bob Werb, Space Frontier Foundation Co-Founder

If you want to get young people excited about space, try talking to them about Virgin Galactic and other small start-up companies of the NewSpace revolution. Ask them about suborbital flights to anywhere on Earth in under an hour. Find out if they imagine themselves going on vacation in space. Listen carefully to their replies, look at the excitement in their eyes, and ask yourself if any of this activity will be happening in Florida.

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NewSpace 2009 Set for Ames in Late July

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The Space Frontier Foundation announced that its annual NewSpace conference will be at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California July 18-20.

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