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SEDS Announces SpaceVision 2013 Conference Registration

July 30, 2013 in Featured, News by dmpastuf

We are excited to invite everyone to join us in sunny Tempe, Arizona for SpaceVision 2013!
SpaceVision 2013 is a networking, learning, and hands-on conference that will be hosted at Arizona State University November 7th through the 10th and has been planned in an exciting collaboration between SEDS-ASU and the University of Arizona SEDS.
Guests will hear from some of the biggest players in the space industry, including, Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer, Chris Lewicki, President and Chief Asteroid Miner for Planetary Resources, Jim Bell, President of the Planetary Society, and arguably one of the most important science popularizers ever: Bill Nye the Science Guy!
Other guests include: Lawrence Krauss, Theoretical Phycisist; Elise Andrew, Owner and creator of I Fucking Love Science; Eric Korpela, Project Scientist for SETI@home and many more!
Additionally, SpaceVision 2013 will offer many unique experiences that are a first for SpaceVision. Guests will get to explore the expansive and space exploration-dedicated ISTB-4 building, which is a home to several NASA clean labs, a collection of robotics labs, and among many other things, a 3D Planetarium that will be playing several shows just for SpaceVision 2013 guests.
SpaceVision will also have several hands-on workshops, including the “Kickstart a High Power Rocketry Team” sessions led by ASU’s very own DAEDELUS experimental rocketry team, and a hackathon featuring an exclusive first-use of the Gravity Development Board from Solar System Express! In a change from the tradition of catered lunches, SpaceVision 2013 guests will enjoy lunches from the most unique and delicious food trucks that Phoenix has to offer!
Tempe averages a comfortable 73 degrees in early November, and SpaceVision guests will have the opportunity to explore the bustling nightlife of Tempe’s Mill Avenue while being always nearby the state-of-the-art conference hub, ISTB-4, and living comfortably at the Tempe Mission Palms Resort.
The Tempe Mission Palms resort is located directly on Mill Avenue, which borders ASU’s campus, and has convenient proximity to the Phoenix Metro light rail and the endless options that Mill Avenue offers. SpaceVision 2013 guests are being offered a special, exclusive rate at the resort of $149 each night. Guests have the option of booking a double or single bedroom.
Registration for four days of incredible experiences is just $65 for students and $99 for professionals. Please register here.
Finally, thank you for your continued support and membership of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space. We are proud that our members play direct roles in the current state of space exploration and spread awareness of space exploration each day.
We look forward to seeing you at SpaceVision 2013!

Attend the Future Space 2013 Conference

July 15, 2013 in Featured, News by dmpastuf

This Wednesday, July 17th, the Future Space Leaders Foundation will host the second annual Future Space 2013 in our nation’s Capitol! The conference will raise grant funds to support educational programs and networking opportunities for graduate students and young professionals. The event is packed with congressional speakers and substantive panels on satellite navigation systems, advanced space technology, and human exploration destinations. Featured speakers include NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy Douglas Loverro, and top officials from Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Ball Aerospace, and other industry leaders!
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Come See SEDS at the 2013 Space Tech Expo

May 22, 2013 in News by dmpastuf

The Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) will be an exhibitor at this year’s Space Tech Expo at booth #8044. Visitors will be able to see the latest and greatest of what SEDS and its chapters have been up to, including its annual High Power Rocketry Competition. Attendees can also see XCOR’s Lynx spaceplane at the Expo’s Space Experience Park, aboard which they can book a flight through Moonandback Travel with the SEDS referral code (See release and more information at

SEDS is the world’s only independent, fully student-run, nonprofit organization for space advocacy. Founded in 1980 by students frustrated with the stagnation of NASA after Apollo, SEDS has inspired tens of thousands of students to pursue careers in science, engineering, and technology. SEDS supports a network of over 30 student chapters across the United States, hosts the largest student-run space conference in the world (SpaceVision), provides students opportunities to develop their leadership skills and professional networks, and inspires others through their involvement in space-related projects. Alumni can be found throughout the space industry in both traditional and “New Space” companies. For more information, visit:

The Space Tech Expo will be held this week from May 21st through May 23rd in Long Beach, California at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. This year’s conference will be themed around “The Business Case for Space.” Many companies and organizations affiliated with SEDS, including Google Lunar X PRIZE and XCOR, will also be present as exhibitors. Registration as an Exhibition visitor and for the Satellite & Space Summit is free (

SEDS Members Offered Discount Subscription to NewSpace Global

May 22, 2013 in News by dmpastuf

The Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) is pleased to announce that its student members now have the opportunity to subscribe to NewSpace Global (NSG) at an immensely discounted rate. NewSpace Global is the world’s leading source of information and analysis regarding the commercial space sector, with subscriptions to this information normally priced at $395 per year. SEDS members can subscribe to this essential information for only $9.95 per month. With this subscription students will have access to NSG’s monthly market tracking report, Thruster, in addition to the NSG Indices and NewSpace Watch. NSG Indices dynamically tracks the top 100 privately owned companies, private companies “on the bubble”, and publicly traded companies, all within the New Space industry. NewSpace Watch provides a daily report of the latest news, events, and announcements within the private space industry, with over 21,000 postings to date. Student members of SEDS can sign up at using their .edu email address and the coupon code “NSGEDU”.

Moonandback Travel Offering Off-World Excursions Benefiting SEDS

May 20, 2013 in Featured, News by dmpastuf


Moonandback Travel, Inc. has partnered with the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space to provide space tourism services to SEDS’ membership and alumni. Moonandback Travel has agreed to donate $2,500 to SEDS for every booking referred by SEDS that includes the checkout code SEDS 917 entered on the Travel web site’s booking form. The donations, made to SEDS in the name of the person booking the flight, are for flights on the Lynx spaceplane or ascents to near-space on zero2infinity’s bloon. Information on both experiences can be found on Moonandback Travel’s web site