SEDS Presents Letter from Students on Future of Human Spaceflight

March 31, 2011 in News by SEDS Chair

Commercial SpaceAt 3:30pm EST today, SEDS-USA Chairman Rick Hanton sent our a letter to many congressional staffers, the white house, and a variety of media outlets from over 250 students stating their belief in the promise of commercial spaceflight in the United States.

This letter was started as an initiative by a few SEDS students with some help from some of our distinguished alumni to present an actual “student view” on this aspect of the future of space travel to politicians in Washington D.C.  The letter was organized and sent out by students from SEDS, but represented the views of students at both universities with SEDS chapters and universities without chapters that wanted to make their voice heard in the conversation about commercial spaceflight on capitol hill.

If you are a student who did not already sign this letter, we invite you to take a look at what we have written and sign to show your support if you agree with the points we have made.
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SEDS SpaceWiki Contest

January 13, 2011 in News by SEDS Webmaster

There are now less than 20 days left to participate on behalf of your chapter in the SEDS SpaceWiki Winter 2010 contest.  We’re working to help our friends at the new website www.spacewiki.com generate articles about companies, people, and events in the “New Space” industry.  And, if your chapter is able to generate the greatest amount of useful additions to the wiki by February 1, you could win $600 for your chapter to use on your own projects and programs at your school!

If you don’t know how to add to a wiki, it is really easy!  The first rule is to not be afraid to take chances make mistakes and get messy.  Just go to www.spacewiki.com, get an account (they prefer that you use your actual name as the username, i.e. “Jane Doe” rather than “jdoe”), add some information first to your user page about you and add a picture if you have one, then go exploring and add some information to any of the articles that could use some work.  If you want to get fancy and add tables and pictures and links, go check out http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Editing for a lot more information about that stuff.

Also of note, www.spacevidcast.com also just created a wiki site that they have begun building and have some great pages like http://wiki.spacevidcast.com/index.php/Mobile_Applications that lists tons of great space apps for your iPhone or Android phone that you should check out.