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San Diego Air & Space Museum
1.4. Museum purpose
The purpose of the Museum is to:
• Function as a non-profit, educational institution. The Museum's exhibits and collections,
and its protection and restoration of historical aviation and space articles, shall preserve
and chronicle humanity's conquest of air and space.
• Develop exhibits and acquire collections and library and archival materials which will
support the above objectives to better serve the cultural, educational, and research
• Maintain a physical plan and a professional staff of such size and composition necessary
to operate the Museum efficiently and effectively.

Alan Wasser is a former broadcast journalist at ABC News and CBS News, who then owned and operated a successful international business, which he sold. He was the Chairman of the Executive Committee (CEO) of the National Space Society and is now a member of its Board of Directors. He was a member of the Board of Directors of ProSpace, and is an Advocate of the Space Frontier Foundation.

He was the first to propose that the first human settlement on the Moon might use a permanently sun-lit mountain top at the moon's south pole, the existence of which was only later confirmed by the Clementine mission. Much of Ben Bova's novel Moonrise takes place on that lunar mountain, which Bova named "Mt. Wasser".

He is the originator of the idea of using land claim recognition to make privately funded space settlements potentially profitable, and therefore possible in our lifetime. He is the author of numerous articles on the subject of space property rights, most recently in The Explorers Journal, the official magazine of the Explorers Club, Space News, Ad Astra, Space Governance, Space Times and Space Front among others. Space Governance published a rough draft of the proposed legislation.

Space Studies Institute
Opening the energy and material resources of space for human benefit

Space Island Group
: Solar Power Satellites & Links



For all involved at the beginning, and for all who have followed, the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation represents an endless opportunity to enhance Sir Arthur Clarke’s legacy, and to share that opportunity with like-minded institutions. With that principal in mind, the Foundation has formed alliances with respected groups in many nations. Among them are,

* The Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies, affiliated with the University of Moratua, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Established by an Act of Parliament in 1984 to accelerate the process of introduction and development of Communications, Computers, Energy, Space Technologies and Robotics in the nation. Many of the Foundation’s Arthur C. Clarke Lectures were delivered at the Institute in Moratua. http://www.accimt.ac.lk/about.html
* The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation of Great Britain, was formed to promote the work and life of Sir Arthur in the country of his birth and childhood. Located at Dene’s Court, Bishops Lydeard, Taunton, it is also the home of the “Clarkives” – the family’s large collection of Clarke manuscripts, books and media. In 2004, this U.K. foundation dissolved to become part of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation represented by this website.
* University of Surrey Space Technology Centre, Guildford, Surrey, U.K., a leading resource for design, manufacture and training in small satellites for a variety of communications and earth sensing objectives.
* Rocket Publishing Company, Taunton, Somerset, U.K., organized to administer publications of Arthur C. Clarke, also a supporter of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction. At first supervised by Sir Arthur’s brother, Fred Clarke, it is now directed by Sir Arthur’s niece, Angela (“Angie”) Edwards.
* Japan International Cooperation Agency (“JICA”), established in 1974, now transformed to the National Institute for Information and Communication Technology under the nation’s new framework for “Independent Administrative Institutions.”
* And, Communications Research Centre of Canada Communications Research Lab of Japan Japan-US Telecommunications Research Institute International Communications Center, San Diego State University Japan U.S. Science, Technology and Space Applications Program


his niece Angie Edwards, is a director.
SpaceRef Interactive Inc. ( http://www.spaceref.com ) is an international Internet content and database firm incorporated in the United States, specializing in scientific and technical websites with offices in Reston, Virginia USA, and Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Among SpaceRef's products are SpaceRef.com, SpaceRef.ca, MarsToday.com, and Astrobiology.com which provide a daily collection of news stories, press releases and status reports housed in the world's largest online searchable database of space news items; a directory of space-related websites; and a series of dedicated search engines for both broad and specialized areas of space research and exploration. SpaceRef also believes in giving something back to the audience and community that utilize its resources and has made a practice since its founding in 1999 of providing monetary, hardware, and personnel support to research efforts such as the Haughton-Mars Project.
Haughton-Mars Project


Arthur C. Clarke Tribute Site


NASA podcasts

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Aviation / Aerospace > Aerospace links
Using Second Life to Teach Chem

MIT Open Courseware
Aeronautics and Astronautics > The Aerospace Industry
Headquartered in New York, Loral Space & Communications (NASDAQ: LORL) is a satellite communications company with activities in two primary areas: satellite manufacturing and satellite services.
Loral's manufacturing business, Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), is one of the world's largest designers and manufacturers of satellites and satellite systems for commercial and government users.
Space Systems/Loral • 3825 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303 U.S.A. • 650.852.4000 • 800.332.6490

Orbital's space launch vehicles
Combined, our space launch vehicles have launched over 115 satellites into orbit in the last 15 years
Integral to OAI’s core mission to build Ohio’s aerospace economy is the ability to secure a fair share of available funding to support research and technology development in our state.
the Coalition for Security and Competitiveness formed in
late 2006. It came to include no less than 18 organizations representing a
broad cross-section of high-technology manufacturing. Members ranged
from the American Electronics Association to the Industrial Fasteners
Institute to the Information Technology Industry Council to the Satellite
Industries Association.
As many of you know, the administration adopted most of the
coalition’s recommendations, releasing presidential directives on the matter
on Jan. 22.

Aerospace Industries Association

identified 10 proposals relating to each major sector of the aerospace industry -- national security, civil aviation and space -- that the association is urging each candidate in the 2008 election to endorse, and, ultimately, implement.

Aerospace States Association studies
List of participants:


Legislative Priorities for Colorado’s Aerospace Industry
The Colorado Space Coalition is a partnership between the State of Colorado, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce/Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, several economic-development agencies, the Colorado Space Business Roundtable, members of the private sector, higher education institutions and other stakeholders.

Space Leaders Urge Next U.S. President and Congress to Make Space Policy a Priority
By Stew
And Jeremy Singer
Spacenews.com Staff Writers
posted: 01:17 pm ET
13 December 2000
WASHINGTON – A number of American government and industry officials are seeking basic changes in the way Congress, the Pentagon and the White House oversee U.S. space activity. And they want these changes to be a high priority when the new American president and Congress take office in January.

Space Professional Oversight Board

U.S. National Space Policy

Space‐Based Solar Power
As an Opportunity for Strategic Security
internet collaboration included Feng Hsu of ATWG and Hubert P. Davis
Vice President, Engineering & Development
Starcraft Boosters, Inc.


Plan for Operationally Responsive Space: Chain-of-Command / Organizational Structure
The organizational structure, shown in Figure 4, will enable the type of innovative operational
and acquisition strategies required to rapidly respond to warfighter needs and will include the
Executive Committee: The ORS Executive Committee (EXCOM) will provide senior-level
recommendations for the ORS Director concerning personnel and resources from across the
National Security Space agencies, while providing strategic guidance and the senior level
commitment required for success. The Commander USSTRATCOM and the DoD EA for
Space will convene the ORS Executive Committee (ORS EXCOM) consisting of the following
core members: USSTRATCOM, DoD EA for Space, DNI, ASD(NII), USD(I), USD(P), AT&L,
PA&E, AF Space Command, DDR&E, Joint Staff, each Service, and key stakeholder agencies
(including NGA, NSA, DIA, DISA, NRO, DARPA, NASA, …(see Appendix A, Figure A-1)).
Others will be invited as required by the agenda. The ORS EXCOM will be a key means for
stakeholder involvement and guidance. The EXCOM will establish ORS priorities for DoD
efforts in collaboration with other agencies. The EXCOM’s charter will define the appropriate
roles and responsibilities to provide oversight of the ORS authorities and practices. The ORS
organizational structure and chain of command does not override existing policy, strategy,
programs, oversight and guidance responsibilities of any OSD office or agency (for example,
USD(I) has oversight responsibility of space-borne ISR initiatives).
DoD Executive Agent for Space: The DoD EA for Space will provide direct oversight of the
ORS Office and serve as the Service Acquisition Executive for the Office’s efforts. The DoD
EA for Space will also convene the ORS EXCOM in coordination with CDRUSSTRATCOM.
Commander USSTRATCOM: The CDRUSSTRATCOM will provide operational oversight for
all ORS activities consistent with the UCP and other applicable authorities. This includes
collecting, prioritizing and managing identified warfighter needs and operating ORS systems to
meet those needs. CDRUSSTRATCOM will coordinate with the DoD EA for Space in
establishing the agenda and convening the ORS EXCOM.
ORS Core Office: The ORS Office will be a joint organization with 10-20 government (military
and civilian) positions (provided by the various Services and Agencies) and will execute the
functions described in the previous section. To obtain the depth and breadth of expertise in
both space systems and joint warfighting, with reach-back to the entire NSS community, the
positions will be staffed with trained personnel from all services, agencies, and the Intelligence
Community and the Reserve Components. Joint Duty Assignments (JDA) status will be
requested for Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps billets in the ORS Office. Small
integrated teams of experienced and diverse backgrounds consisting of warfighters, operators,
scientists, engineers, and acquisition specialists are needed for ORS. To enable a quick stand
up and to maximize synergy with on-going Air Force efforts in small satellites, launches, and
ranges, the ORS Office will be located at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico.


SpaceX Launch site
Omelek Island is part of the Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands:
Odyssey Moon is the first team to complete registration for the $30M Google Lunar X PRIZE competition.
Team Member Bios:


Space Solar Power:
Master Index of National Space Society Chapters
Barriers to Space Settlement





"If you are interested in a college education that will help prepare you for space colonization work, consider the following universities."

# Donald M. Kerr, Ph.D, Director, National Reconnaissance Office

# Gen James E. Cartwright, USMC, Commander, United States Strategic Command

# Gen Kevin P. Chilton, USAF, Commander, Air Force Space Command

# Gen T. Michael Mosley, USAF, Chief of Staff, United States Air Force

# Mr. Kaoru Mamiya, Vice President, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

# Mr. Robert J. Stevens, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation

to enable National Security Space decision-making.
The National Security Space Office (NSSO) was established in May 2004. We were formed by combining the National Security Space Architect (NSSA), the National Security Space Integration (NSSI) office, and the Transformational Communications Office (TCO). The NSSO facilitates the integration and coordination of defense, intelligence, civil, and commercial space activities. We are the only office specifically focused on cross-space enterprise issues and we provide direct support to the Air Force, National Reconnaissance Office, other Services and Agencies, Joint Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, White House, and Congress, as well as other national security space stakeholders.

On May 21, the Space Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association hosted the second Congressional Space Power Caucus Breakfast of 2008 in Washington, D.C. The breakfast featured a panel discussion about a national security space strategy. The panel was moderated by Dr. Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow, foreign policy, The Brookings Institute. Panelists were Ms. Davi D’Agostino, director, defense capabilities and management, Government Accountability Office, Mr. Joseph Rouge, director, National Security Space Office, and Mr. David Svetz, associate deputy director of national intelligence, technical collection, Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

The Congressional Space Power Caucus is a bi-partisan, bi-cameral caucus, which works to promote a greater awareness and understanding about national security space issues. Participants in the breakfast included members of Congress from both sides of the aisle and both houses of Congress, senior national security space military and civilian leaders, key congressional staff, and senior industry representatives.

Pictured: D'Agostino and Svetz

Kendra Horn
Director, Communications
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