SEA Blitz Calls On Congress to Make Space a Priority
Next week, the Space Exploration Alliance will call upon Congress to ensure that America’s space program is a national priority in the coming year. Space advocacy groups from all over the country will gather in our nation’s Capitol to convince members of congress of “strong constituent support for an ambitious space program.”
The Space Exploration Alliance (SEA) was formed in 2004 when thirteen of the top space advocacy group joined forces for the first “Legislative Blitz” on Congress. Seventy-six space enthusiasts rallied in support of NASA and space exploration, speaking with over 200 congressional offices on the matter. Now SEA calls on advocates of space exploration everywhere to help convince Congress of the long-term goals and short-term steps required for the United States to reap the economic, technological, and strategic benefits of space. Space exploration has become a necessity in our modern world, no longer an option as it was at the dawn of the space age. SEA’s goals include humans reaching at least one destination beyond low-earth orbit (i.e. the Moon or an asteroid) in the next ten years and landing on Mars by 2030.
Anyone who is interested in participating in the 2013 SEA Legislative Blitz or seeking more information should visit: http://www.spaceexplorationalliance.org/blitz/. Registration is free of charge. SEA will provide registrants with an educational and training session on February 24th in addition to materials for meetings on subsequent days of the Blitz.
Public Relations Manager, SEDS-USA
Phone: (704) 778-8648
The Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) is the world’s only independent, fully student-run, nonprofit organization for space advocacy. Founded in 1980 by students frustrated with the stagnation of NASA after Apollo, SEDS has inspired tens of thousands of students to pursue careers in science, engineering, and technology. SEDS supports a network of over 30 student chapters across the United States, hosts the largest student-run space conference in the world (SpaceVision), provides students opportunities to develop their leadership skills and professional networks, and inspires others through their involvement in space-related projects. Alumni can be found throughout the space industry in both traditional and “New Space” companies. For more information visit: http://www.seds.org.