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New Alliance for Space Solar Power to Be Announced

Press Release From: National Space Society
Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2007

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On October 10, 2007, leading space advocacy organizations and Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin will announce the formation of a new alliance to advance a common goal: Ensuring that the benefits of renewable clean energy from space solar power are understood and supported by business, governments and the general public.

The inaugural event of the new alliance, to be held at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., will highlight a study underway by the National Security Space Office (NSSO) on the viability of space-based solar power.

Space Solar Power means gathering energy in space and transmitting it wirelessly for use on Earth. Such technology could be a major solution to humanity's long-term energy needs, providing limitless renewable power with zero carbon emissions.

We invite you to join us for this special event, to hear interim results of the study, and to learn about the initial goals and members of the new alliance.

Date: Wednesday, Oct 10, 2007

Time: 9:00am-10:30am

Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge

529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045

Speakers:

  • Buzz Aldrin, Apollo Astronaut and Chairman, ShareSpace Foundation
  • John Mankins, President, SUNSAT Energy Council
  • Lt. Col. Paul Damphousse, National Security Space Office

Media and Congressional staff who wish to attend, please email Katherine Brick at katherine.brick@nss.org to RSVP by Monday October 8, 2007.

Public discussion now underway in support of NSSO study: Space Solar Power http://ssp.space-frontier.org

National Space Society
Katherine Brick
Email: members@nss.org
Phone: (202) 429-1600

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