Beyond the Politics: Space Exploration is Imperative to Innovation and InspirationSpace exploration is remarkably compelling for most Americans, a challenging pursuit that distinguishes the United States as a global leader, while ensuring a steady stream of innovative technologies that strengthen the economy and, just as importantly, inspiring our youth to dream big.
Three winners selected in “Why Space Matters to the Future” national video contestThe Coalition and the NASA Visitor Center Consortium are pleased to announce the winners of the “Why Space Matters to the Future” video contest: Addie Augsburger, Clyzzel Samson, and Elizabeth Paddock. Winners were selected for both their creative demonstrations of the importance of space exploration and their unique visions for the future if the boundaries of space continue to expand.
CSExtra – Monday, June 17, 2013Monday's CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from across the globe, plus a summary of activities from the weekend. In Washington, a Congressional oversight panel balks at a White House plan for a NASA asteroid mission, according to an industry report. Space community marks the 50th anniversary of Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova's spaceflight, the first by a woman. Chinese astronauts settle in aboard the Tiangong-1 orbital outpost. The European Space Agency's ATV-4 cargo ship docks with the International Space Station early Saturday.
The exploration of space has defined what it means to be Americans—not just dreamers, but doers, not just bystanders but leaders. America continues to define what space exploration means on a global scale—a frontier for collaboration, new technologies and innovations, new jobs and industries, and inspiration through education.More about space exploration More about the Coalition More about NASA