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Space Exploration Alliance Members Meet with Members of Congress in their Home Districts to Urge Support of NASA's Vision for Space Exploration

WASHINGTON, Aug 30, 2005 - Members of Congress will return to Washington with a clear message from their constituents - support NASA's new Vision for Space Exploration - thanks to a nation-wide August legislative push by the members of the Space Exploration Alliance.

The Space Exploration Alliance (SEA), a partnership of the nation's premier non-profit space organizations with a combined membership of more than 1.2 million people across the United States, activated its grassroots networks to show support for NASA and the Vision for Space Exploration. SEA Members from all over the country are meeting with as many members of Congress as possible in their home districts before they return to Washington.

During their meetings, SEA members are demonstrating the widespread support - within the space advocacy community and in the public at large - for the new Vision, and urge representatives and senators to support NASA's exciting new mission to the Moon and on to Mars. SEA members will encourage their Senators and members of Congress to:

  • Continue to fully support the Vision's plan and financial requirements
  • Accelerate the schedule for achievement of the Vision
  • Support NASA's strategy of utilizing a mix of launch technologies
  • Amend the Iran Non-Proliferation Act to protect America's investment in the International Space Station (ISS)

George T. Whitesides, Executive Director of the National Space Society, applauded the efforts of the alliance volunteer network. "Showing real public support for space will help keep the Vision sustained through the years ahead. NSS members are proud to join with other groups to show Congress that it must make space a priority."

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About the Space Exploration Alliance
The Space Exploration Alliance (SEA) is an unprecedented partnership of the nation's premier non-profit space organizations with a combined membership of more than 1.2 million people throughout the United States. SEA's mission is to support the Vision for Space Exploration as a bold and substantial mandate for human and robotic exploration of the solar system that will help assure American technological and scientific preeminence in the 21st century.

The Alliance includes the Aerospace Industries Association, Aerospace States Association, American Astronautical Society, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, California Space Authority, Federation of Galaxy Explorers, Florida Space Authority, Moon Society, Mars Society, NASA Alumni League, National Coalition of Spaceport States, National Space Society, The Planetary Society, Space Access Society, Space Frontier Foundation, and the Space Generation Foundation.

Web site: http://www.spaceexplorationalliance.org

About the National Space Society
The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent, grassroots organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. Founded in 1974, NSS is widely acknowledged as the preeminent citizen's voice on space. NSS counts thousands of members and over 50 chapters in the United States and around the world. The society also publishes Ad Astra magazine, an award-winning periodical chronicling the most important developments in space. For more information about NSS, how to join or donate, or the annual International Space Development Conference, visit: www.nss.org. Web site: http://www.nss.org

National Space Society
George T. Whitesides
Executive Director
email: george@nss.org
phone: 202 429 1600
Jeremy Pyle
Vice President of Public Affairs
email: jeremy@nss.org
phone: (415) 713-6272

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