4TH Quarter 2010 NOVA Published!

January 28, 2011 in News by SEDS Publications

The SEDS-USA 4TH Quarter 2010 NOVA Magazine is finally here! Inside, you can find a look at this year’s SpaceVision Conference, held by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaigne SEDS chapter, as well as a new interview with one of our alumni in the Alumni Spotlight. Also featured is a look at the SEDS Endowment Fund, the naming of the NASA Mars Science Laboratory, and a look back at the incredible year 2010 was for the space industry!


SEDS-USA Announces Winners of Youtube Contest and Yearly Awards

December 1, 2010 in Press Releases by SEDS Webmaster

December 1, 2010
University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois.

The Students for the Exploration and Development of Space USA (SEDS-USA) announced the winners of various awards at their national conference recently. Continue reading “SEDS-USA Announces Winners of Youtube Contest and Yearly Awards” »

3rd Quarter 2010 NOVA Magazine Published

October 5, 2010 in News by SEDS Publications

SEDS-USA is proud to announce the release of the 3rd Quarter NOVA Magazine of 2010! In this edition, we feature a “How To” article about SETI@HOME, a look at the International Space University and explore the cosmic wonders of black holes. Also inside, you can find our quarterly “Alumni Spotlight” as well as take a look at NOVAs gone by in our “Blast from the Past” and see humanity’s historical achievements in “This Month in Space!”

Congress to vote on NASA Authorization Act

September 26, 2010 in News by SEDS Webmaster

The US House of Representatives will soon be voting on the NASA Authorization Act of 2010, legislation that will determine the direction of NASA for the next three years.

There is contention in the space community over differences in the language and funding allocations between the House and Senate versions of the bill. The SEDS-USA executive board encourages members of the general public, industry, and students to evaluate the differences between the two versions and form their own opinion on this crucial matter.

The SEDS-USA Executive Board finds the House version (H.R. 5781) inadequate in its funding and policy decisions, and urges the House to adopt the Senate version of the authorization.

SEDS-USA encourages everyone to voice their opinion on this issue.
House Representatives can be reached either by calling the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and asking to be connected to your Representative, or by directly looking up their numbers at http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress.

To help get your point across when you call your representative, fill in the blanks of this statement:
“Hello, my name is (First Name) (Last Name). I am a resident of (Town) (State), calling to encourage (Name of Representative) to push for approval of the (Senate or House) version of the NASA Authorization Act.”

The authorization acts in full can be found at http://tinyurl.com/AuthorizationHouse and http://tinyurl.com/AuthorizationSenate.

Don’t have time to read both of the proposals? SEDS has made a side-by-side comparison of the funding differences in the two versions of the bill to help you make an informed decision. This comparison can be seen below:

The differences between the two bills amount to more than just money, and a good summary can be found at http://tinyurl.com/3xp3nya.

Whichever bill you feel is superior, it is imperative you call your House Representatives before Tuesday, September 28!

Watch SpaceVision 2010 Live Stream!

September 4, 2010 in News by SEDS Webmaster

The 2010 SEDS SpaceVision conference has begun! Watch live video on the SEDS Website.