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Lou Friedman

IKAROS sail deployment proceeding

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/06/04 11:42 CDT

Planetary Society Executive Director Lou Friedman is at JAXA's Japanese Space Exploration Center to observe the deployment of IKAROS' solar sails.

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Firming Up the Spacecraft Design

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/05/27 12:00 CDT

The LightSail-1 spacecraft development is proceeding well. Our engineering team has completed crucial milestones to building the vehicle that will demonstrate the value and potential of using sunlight alone to propel exploratory craft through space.

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More Support for the 2011 Budget Proposal

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/05/20 11:00 CDT

The new joint statement by space organizations representing a large segment of the science and space-interest community, including The Planetary Society, is a terrific endorsement for the 2011 budget proposal for NASA.

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Planetary Society Tells Congress "Reassert Optimism, Inspire Future Generations"

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/05/12 12:13 CDT

Two weeks ago, The Planetary Society submitted a statement to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee considering the fiscal year 2011 budget request for NASA.

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From the Executive Director: Space Exploration is Non-partisan

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/04/21 05:15 CDT

I've been getting a tremendous amount of e-mail (and old-fashioned postal mail, too) in response to the new plan for human space exploration announced by the Obama Administration.

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Back from the President's Space Conference

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/04/16 08:11 CDT

Yesterday, I -- together with Planetary Society Board members Jim Bell, Bill Nye, Neil Tyson, Scott Hubbard, and Elon Musk -- attended President Obama's Space Conference in Florida.

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Stephen Hawking Receives Cosmos Award

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/03/07 11:20 CST

The Planetary Society presented the Cosmos Award for Outstanding Public Presentation of Science to Stephen Hawking in Cambridge England on February 27.

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Join the Fight for NASA's Future!

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/03/05 12:56 CST

Join the Fight for NASA's Future!

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Planetary Society Urges Congress to Endorse NASA Budget

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/02/01 02:29 CST

Planetary Society Urges Congress to Endorse NASA Budget

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Countdown to the Budget...

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/01/28 10:12 CST

The world's space community -- and the public -- is awaiting the Obama Administration's new plan for human and robotic space flight. We expect the plan will be unveiled as part of the formal submission to Congress of the Administration's proposed budget for the Federal Government.

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