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The Great (Do It Yourself) Enterprise: From Citizen Space Exploration to Space Settlement

LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – A new strategy for space development will be presented at the International Space Development Conference, which takes place at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel this week.
Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy and the Spa…

Texas Honors Citizen-Astronaut Candidates

New "Admirals" to Play Key Role in Future Texas Space Program
AUSTIN, Texas, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Two citizen-astronaut candidates have been honored by the state of Texas. Edward Wright and Maureen Adams are among the latest Texans to be awarded commissions as Admirals in the…

Citizen Science and Space Exploration at MakerCon

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy, has joined the lineup for MakerCon, which takes place at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood City on May 13-14, 2014.
MakerCon is a premiere event organized by Maker Media, p…

Citizen Astronauts Complete Suborbital Scientist Course

Training, Evaluating New Medical Technology at NASTAR Center
SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Citizens in Space announced that four astronaut candidates have completed Suborbital Scientist training at the National AeroSpace Training and Research (NASTAR) Center, a prem…

Greg Kennedy Selected as Astronaut Candidate

Informal Educator and Historian Joins Citizen Astronaut Corps
DALLAS, PHILADELPHIA, and WASHINGTON, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy, has announced the selection of its fifth citizen-astronaut candidate.
Informal educator and…

Citizen Science and Space Exploration in the Lone Star State

Space Hacker Workshop to Take Place in Dallas
DALLAS, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Space isn't just for governments and large corporations.
Citizen scientists and hardware hackers will learn how to do "space on the cheap" at a two-day Space Hacker Workshop in Dallas. Participan…

The Final Frontier for Citizen Science

First Space Hacker Workshop to Take Place in Silicon Valley
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Are you a hardware hacker? Do you have the Right Stuff to become a citizen scientist or citizen astronaut? Here's your chance to find out.
Citizen scientists and hardware hacker…

New Research Platform to Fly on XCOR Lynx Space Plane

Lynx Cub Payload Carrier Being Developed at Texas A&M
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – A new payload carrier promises to dramatically reduce the cost of access to space for small scientific and education payloads.
The Lynx Cub Payload Carrier was announced today by th…

Silicon Valley Space Center to Develop Suborbital Payloads

Four experiments will fly on XCOR Lynx Spacecraft
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The Silicon Valley Space Center will develop four scientific payloads to fly on the XCOR Lynx spacecraft, which is currently under construction in Mojave, California.
The payloads will fly…

New Citizen Astronaut Candidates Announced

Two from Texas will fly as payload operators on XCOR Lynx spaceplane
HOUSTON, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy, announced two astronaut candidates at the Space Exploration Educators Conference, which took place here today.

Ohio Honors Citizen Astronaut Candidate

Teacher, Air Force Veteran Steve Heck Inducted Into Hall of Fame
DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Lieutenant Colonel Steve Heck (USAF-ret.) is being honored by the State of Ohio for his work with Citizens in Space, a non-profit project that promotes citizen science and citizen space ex…

Former Shuttle Astronaut, XCOR Test Pilot to Address Education Conference

HOUSTON, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Colonel Rick Searfoss (USAF-ret.) will address teachers at the Space Exploration Educators Conference, which takes place at Space Center Houston on February 7-9, 2013. Colonel Searfoss will speak during a session on "Citizen Science and Citizen S…

Citizens in Space to Present at American Geophysical Union

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy, has been invited to present at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, to be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on December 3-7.
"We are pleased for the opportuni…

Texas Teacher May Be Among First Lone Star Astronauts

KILLEEN, Texas, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Astronauts have lived and trained in Texas for 50 years, but no astronaut has ever flown into space from Texas. That will change in the next few years when XCOR Aerospace begins flights from a new spaceport in Midland, Texas.
Maureen Adams, a teacher a…

United States Rocket Academy Welcomes XCOR Aerospace to Texas

DALLAS, July 13, 2012 — The United States Rocket Academy welcomed this week's announcement that XCOR Aerospace will establish a new Commercial Space Research and Development Center in Midland, Texas.
"Texas is on the verge of becoming the Space State," said United States Rocke…

Citizen Scientists Seek Microbes at the Edge of Space

Astrobiology Challenge invites public to build space hardware
SAN MATEO, Calif., May 21, 2012 — A NASA-inspired competition is challenging citizen scientists to build hardware for collecting microorganisms at the edge of space.
Citizen scientists can win cash prizes up to $10,000 in the High A…

Citizen Science Challenge to Be Announced at Maker Faire

SAN MATEO, Calif., May 8, 2012 — Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy, will announce a space prize challenge for citizen scientists at Maker Faire, the nation's largest festival of do-it-yourself science and engineering, on May 19. The announcement takes place o…