SFF Sets Apollo Anniversary Gala for July 20

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SFF PRESS RELEASE

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

SFF PRESS RELEASE

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

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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