The CITIZENS' Space Lobby dedicated to opening the space frontier
ProSpace is proud to present the 2011 Citizen's Space Agenda. This week, teams of volunteers will be briefing Congressional staffers about this agenda during ProSpace's annual March Storm event.
The action items from the 2011 Agenda are:
The Zero Gravity Market Zone:
- Support and co-sponsor “The Commercial Space Development Act of 2011.”
Commercial Crew & Cargo:
- Maintain funding for Commercial Crew and Cargo in the FY 2011 Continuing Resolution.
- Fully fund Commercial Crew and Cargo in the FY 2012 budget.
The full agenda can be downloaded here:
March Storm 2011 is almost upon us! If you haven't registered yet, please do so at http://msregistration.prospace.org/
This year we will be having training on Sunday March 13th, from 1pm - 4pm. We will be at the same hotel as in years past, the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, VA. We have also arranged a group discount rate. Please call and use the group code PSP and corporate ID prospace. Rate for Saturday night March 12th, $109 per night. Rate for Sunday night March 13th and Monday night March 14th, $219 per night.
Holiday Inn Rosslyn @ Key Bridge
1900 N Fort Myer Drive,
Arlington, VA, 22209
Looking forward to a wonderful event and hope to see everyone there!!
ProSpace is proud to present the 2010 Citizen's Space Agenda. Next week, teams of dedicated volunteers will be briefing Congressional offices on these vital issues that will determine the future of commercial space development for our Nation.
The theme of this year's agenda is "New Directions, New Jobs." With this agenda we call upon Congress to make both the technology investments and regulatory reforms needed to promote a vibrant and growing commercial space industry. These actions will promote the creation of thousands of new high-paying jobs here in the United States.
The action items of the 2010 Citizen's Space Agenda are:
- Support the addition to the Senate version of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act the authority to remove widely available satellite systems and components from the ITAR list.
- Make certain that the bill presented to both the House and Senate for final passage retains this provision that is so vital to this nation’s international competitiveness.
- Require NASA to focus its human space flight development programs on technologies and processes designed for travel in space beyond low earth orbit.
- Support robust funding for space exploration technology demonstration projects.
- Support the transition to commercial crew and cargo services for the International Space Station.
Just a reminder that March Storm 2010 is now one week away! If you plan to attend but haven't sent in your registration, please do so by visiting http://msregistration.prospace.org
Here are some updates:
This year, the annual general meeting will be after dinner on Monday night, March 1st, from 6 to 8 pm at the Capitol City Brewing Company (http://www.capcitybrew.com
/) near Union Station. For the dinner there will be a fixed price menu of $25 per person, drinks and tip extra. If you wish to attend the dinner, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Friday, Feb 26th, so there can be an accurate count. Joining the dinner is not required for attending the annual meeting.
We are close to wrapping up the 2010 Citizen's Space Agenda. The page on export control reform is complete and can be viewed below. The remaining pages will be completed early this week.
Looking forward to seeing everyone in a week!
For more than a decade, participants in ProSpace's annual March Storm have advocated for NASA's use of commercial crew and cargo service providers to access the International Space Station and low-Earth orbit.
This week, we got what we've been asking for, but the fight isn't over yet. Join us for March Storm 2010 so we can ensure that Congress follows President Obama's lead!
(full press release is attached below)
Hotel and training information
The training session for March Storm 2010 will again be held in the Holiday Inn Rosslyn
. The training will be held from on February 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Georgetown Room. Registration will open at 8:30 AM.
1900 North Fort Myer Drive
Arlington VA, 22209
The deadline for the reduced rate has passed, as of February 21st, 2010 the lowest average nightly rate is $142. If you are still planning to attend and need a roommate please send a note to email@example.com
This year, we are holding our annual general meeting after dinner on Monday night, March 1st, from 6 to 8 pm at the Capitol City Brewing Company (http://www.capcitybrew.com/)
near Union Station. For the dinner we have a fixed price menu of $25 per person, drinks and tip extra. If you wish to attend the dinner, please send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
by Friday, Feb 26th, so we can have an accurate count. Joining the dinner is not required for attending the annual meeting.
Attached below is a draft outline of our 2010 Agenda. If you have suggestions or comments on these topics, or would like to participate in the writing process, please send me a note
2010 Citizen's Space Agenda
Defining the Next Steps in Space: Actions required to grow the commercial space industry and to create new jobs
Jobs and Entrepeneurship
- Full Funding of Commercial Crew Development
- Pursue The Flexible Path (per the Augustine Report)
- Support the Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research Program
- Pass the Space Port Equality Act
- Support Space Transportation Infrastructure Matching Grants (STIM) Grants
Have a happy holiday season, and I look forward to seeing you all in March!
Registration for March Storm 2010 is now open! Please visit this page
to submit your registration on-line.
Our theme this year will be "Defining America's next steps in space." Please stay tuned as the 2010 Citizen's Space Agenda is developed.
If you can't make it to Washington this year, but still want to help, please let us know! There are plenty of activities before and after March Storm that need volunteers. Please send a note to email@example.com
for more information.
Mark your calendars! March Storm 2010 will begin with Training Day on Sunday, February 28th, followed by meetings with Congressional staff members on Monday and Tuesday, March 1st and 2nd.
A registration link will be posted soon, along with more information regarding the preliminary agenda items.
If you would like to contribute to the selection of our agenda topics, or volunteer in any other way, feel free to email Winn Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the attached PDF for a message from ProSpace regarding March Storm 2010, in response to a recent announcement from the Space Frontier Foundation.