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Students Know Commercial Spaceflight Is Their Future

4 Apr 2011, 16:43 UTC
Students Know Commercial Spaceflight Is Their Future
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Late last week, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) sent an open letter to President Obama and the U.S. Congress, requesting funding support for NASA initiatives that embrace NewSpace opportunities. The Space Frontier Foundation applauds SEDS for writing and publishing this letter, and taking their future into their own hands.

Washington, DC - Late last week, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) sent an open letter to President Obama and the U.S. Congress. In their letter, they offered the following observations and recommendations:

We all win when NASA partners with America’s commercial spaceflight industry
America’s space program should open the space frontier to all
We can enable NASA to explore the solar system by utilizing commercial spaceflight providers
Commercial companies will help grow tomorrow’s workforce through inspiring STEM outreach and hands-on training


Embedded within these themes are specific requests to fund NASA initiatives that embrace NewSpace opportunities, such as Commercial Crew & Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research (CRuSR). The letter was signed by over 280 students.

The Space Frontier Foundation applauds SEDS for writing and publishing this letter, and taking their future into their own hands. SEDS’ initiative follows on grass ...

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