NSS, Space Frontier to Announce Formation of New Space Development Alliance

sff_logoWASHINGTON, D.C. (SFF PR) — The Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) and the National Space Society (NSS) will announce the formation of the Alliance for Space Development (ASD) at a media event on February 25th in Washington, D.C. Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R) and Representative Chaka Fattah (D) will co-host the press conference in the House Space Subcommittee hearing room in the Rayburn office building. The ASD (http://allianceforspacedevelopment.org/) is dedicated to influencing space policy toward the goals of space development and settlement.

At press time, the LifeBoat Foundation, The Mars Society, The Mars Foundation, The Space Development Steering Committee, The Space Tourism Society, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, Students on Capitol Hill, Tea Party in Space, and the Texas Space Alliance have joined the ASD.

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Billionaut Tito to be Honored at Gala Dinner Marking Space Tourism’s 10th Anniversary

Space Tourism Industry Plus 10
Evening reception, dinner and program
April 28, 2011
West Los Angeles

On April 28, 2001 Dennis Tito rocketed into Earth orbit as the first private space traveler. Today, six other pioneering private space travelers have voyaged off-world (and one flew twice).

The Space Tourism Society (STS) is hosting this exciting anniversary. Mr. Tito will be our honored guest. We will also be honoring the pioneering leadership of Space Adventures, the only company to have sent private citizens to space.

Meet many of the world’s leading pioneers in the growing space tourism/experience industry. Learn about exciting current and future ventures and opportunities. Network with extraordinary people. Space is limited.

Cost: $125 per person including dinner.

Contact: John Spencer, event chairperson: jssdesign@aol.com

Space Exploration: Can Sex, Drugs and Rock’n’Roll Replace Flag Planting?

From fear to sex: Apollo 11 landing shaped views of America, space
San Jose Mercury News

“Sex, drugs and rock and roll is what’s really going to build the space environment,” said John Spencer, founder of the Space Tourism Society in Los Angeles.

Spencer, who ponders weightless romantic adventures in orbit, said hundreds of millions of private dollars and years of NASA know-how have spurred a renaissance for the budding industry.

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Space and the Future of Bartending….

Space Tourism Society Vice President Samuel Coniglio has co-created a new machine, the CosmoBot, that automatically mixes Cosmopolitans. He demonstrated it duirng a party at his Oakland home on July 5, 2009.

The future of bartending – no tips, and no one to listen to your problems.