Support the National Space Society 2011 Blitz

I’m blogging this only in part because I helped write it; I also obviously support it. (Also, I will be speaking, signing books and serving as a panelist at the ISDC 2011 mentioned at the end.)

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(Washington, DC — February 12, 2011)
Dear Concerned Citizens:

The future of space exploration in America is at a crossroads, and NOW is your opportunity to be involved in shaping that future!

The National Space Society and the Space Exploration Alliance invite you to participate in the annual Legislative Blitz in Washington, D.C. from February 27 to March 1. The 2011 Blitz comes at a crucial moment. In September 2010, Congress passed the NASA Authorization Act of 2010. It is now time for Congress to enact legislation that appropriates the required funding in compliance with the Authorization Act.

In the current economic climate, however, it is uncertain which path our nation’s leaders will now take. Following the 2010 election, a new Congress will now vote to fund NASA. More than ever before, it is absolutely critical that the voices of the space advocacy community be heard in the debate over the future of our nation’s space program.

Over 100 meetings are anticipated with Congressional offices. Blitz participants will have the opportunity to discuss the future direction of our nation’s space program. Come join space advocates from around the country to let Congress know that there is strong constituent support for an ambitious space program.

You can register to participate in the Legislative Blitz by following this link ( Register Now! ), or, for more information contact Rick Zucker at

If you can not attend please consider lending your financial support to the effort ( Online Donation )

Thank you for your consideration of this request.


Gary P. Barnhard, Executive Director, National Space Society

P.S. – The International Space Development Conference is being held in Huntsville, AL May 18-22, 2011. You can find all the details here (  ISDC 2011 )

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