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The Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) organization is holding elections for its executive board during the National Conference being held at The University of Colorado at Boulder on October 28-30th.
To be eligible to hold a national position you must be a student member of a SEDS chapter in good standing. Details of what should be in your Candidate Platform can be found on the elections page. The page also has a description of each position currently on the board to give an idea of that person’s responsibilities.
The House of Representatives’ Committee on Science, Space, and Technology hosted one of the most exciting hearings in recent times on September 22nd, featuring great thoughts from Neil Armstrong, Gene Cernan, Dr. Maria Zuber, and Dr. Michael Griffin.
It was very exciting to see so many great minds on one panel answering the questions of congress. It was also good to hear so many of those in attendance express the need for goals for future space exploration to help inspire students around the country and around the world. While some of those present disagree on just how it should be accomplished, all of the representatives and guests shared the belief that NASA’s mission to explore space should be strongly supported in future congressional budgeting.
Yesterday, Rick Hanton, the chairman of SEDS-USA sent the letter written to congress last March to Neil Armstrong, first man to set foot on the moon. Neil has been called to testify before congress about the future of NASA and American Space Exploration.
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