Celebrating 51 Years of the Space Age: Sputnik’s Launch

by on September 28, 2008 · 5 comments

I recently took over as Chairman of the Space Frontier Foundation, Foundationlogo110pwa citizens’ advocacy group dedicated to the opening the space frontier to human settlement.  Established in 1988 to preserve the ideas of Dr. Gerard O’Neill, author of The High Frontier, the Foundation has worked to enable the fulfillment of O’Neill’s vision of humans living and working in space to the benefit of all humanity through:

  • Cultural change—spreading awareness of the vast, untapped potential of space to make humanity richer, safer, healthier and freer;
  • Supporting the growth of the entrepreneurial NewSpace industry; and
  • Promoting government policies supports NewSpace.

I’m hosting an anniversary bash for Sputnik at my home, so if you’re interested in space—as a place, not just a government program—and happen to be in DC on October 4, please consider joining us.  Just email me to RSVP and I’ll add you to the evite (berin dot szoka at gmail dot com).

(In case you were wondering:  We’re working now to upgrade our rather outdated website.  If you’d like to help, just let me know!)

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