The Lifeboat Foundation and ten other organizations, including the
National Space Society and the Space Frontier Foundation, have launched
a new strategic alliance for space development and
commerce named the
Alliance for Space Development (ASD).
Perhaps the most ambitious part of the ASD agenda is a proposed “Cheap Access to Space Act” that would offer $3.5 billion in government prizes for the development of reusable launch vehicles. Those prizes include, in a draft version of the bill provided by ASD, $1 billion to the first fully reusable vehicle that can place at least one metric ton into orbit and fly again a week later.
The Lifeboat Foundation and ten other organizations including the
National Space Society and the Space Frontier Foundation are joining
together to create a new strategic alliance for space development and
commerce. We will be unveiling the details on this new alliance, as well
as the details on our joint national legislative campaign to advance
space policy in 2015.
Please join us at the 2325 Rayburn House Office Building, Independence Avenue SW and South Capitol Street SE, Washington D.C. 20003, USA on Feb. 25th at 10 am for the press conference announcing the formation of this exciting new partnership.
Zigmond Leszczynski, Deputy Executive Director at the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority (VCSFA), joins our Space Settlement Board.
Viktoras Veitas, coauthor of Foundations for a Mathematical Model of the Global Brain: Architecture, Components, and Specifications, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Frits Vaandrager, coauthor of Learning Nondeterministic Register Automata Using Mappers, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Patrick Ehlen, author of Apocalypse or Golden Age: What machine intelligence will do to us, joins our Robotics/AI Board.
Guruduth Banavar joins our Robotics/AI Board. Guru currently leads a worldwide team at IBM Research, responsible for creating the next generation of cognitive systems in the Watson family.