Family Living Analysis on Mars Expedition (F.L.A.M.E.) and the NSS

02 August 2007

Folks,

As CDR of the Family Living Analysis on Mars Expedition Crew (F.L.A.M.E.), I would like to invite all to apply for our open Chief Engineer Crew Slot as well as for any Media entities.  I am willing to make an allowance for an extra Crew Member Slot to be opened for anyone seriously interested in learning the protocols necessary to live and work on Mars.

We are actively seeking a Chief Engineer for our rotation.  If you know anyone that is interested, please have them contact me at:   Veronica.Zabala@NSS.org

The Family Living Analysis on Mars Expedition Crew (F.L.A.M.E.) currently consists of the following:

Veronica Ann Zabala-Aliberto, Commander
Stacy Sklar, Executive Officer, Exopaleontologist
Chief Engineer, Crew Slot Open
Jared Szymanoski, Chief HSO, Educator
Angelina Amanda Zabala, Executive Officer in Training, EVA Technician
Madeline “Mad Dog” Marie Zabala, HSO in Training, Mission Specialist
Gino Vincenzo Zabala, Security Officer, Assistant Engineer
Media Personnel:  Currently Open

Preliminary documents which are needed are:

Resume

3 Letters of Reference

8 X 10 Picture

500 word essay on what your qualifications are, your interests in human and robotic space exploration and why (in your opinion) we should go to the Moon, Mars and Beyond

These documents can be e-mailed to me at:  Veronica.Zabala@NSS.org with the Subject Line entitled “Your Name_FLAME2008 Application”

For more information on F.L.A.M.E. and the Mars Desert REsearch Station please visit:  www.marssociety.org/MDRS

F.L.A.M.E.’s next rotation is March 1-16, 2008.

***We are also actively seeking any sponsorships and donations for our next mission.  If you know of any individuals and/or organizations to do so, please have them contact me.

Thank you in advance!  I do hope our NSS Chapter members will get involved in this great educational venture!

Ad Luna…Ad Martem…Ad Astra!

Cheers,

Veronica Ann


Veronica Ann Zabala-Aliberto
Arizona State University
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera
Science Operation Center
Admin A-Wing, Room,A103
Tempe, AZ 85281-3603
Telephone: 480.727.9486(LROC SOC)
FAX:  480-965-8885
Email: Veronica.Zabala@asu.edu

What is your vision for space? Have your say!

We are running a survey to find out what is the youth visions for the next 50 years of space. The results will be presented by two Space Generation representatives at a planning workshop including prominent individuals such as Freeman Dyson, Elon Musk and Dr Harrison Schmitt. The workshop will be held in conjunction with a conference titled, “The Future of Space Exploration: Solutions to Earthly Problems?”, taking place on April 12-14 2007.

The input sought at this time are key events and timing that are thought to be important for space activities over the next 50 years. We hope to capture the input in a publication tentatively titled: “Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Next Generation’s 50-Year Vision for Space”.

To provide your input, please visit http://www.spacegeneration.org/survey/survey.php?id=4QG3M1AF

This survey is organised by SGAC, in partnership with the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, the Boston University Center for Space Physics, and the Secure World Foundation.

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR TWO REPRESENTATIVES

UNDING AVAILABLE FOR TWO REPRESENTATIVES

Travel expenses will be available for two young people to attend a space planning workshop including prominent individuals such as Freeman Dyson, Elon Musk and Dr Harrison Schmitt. The workshop will be held in conjunction with a conference titled, “The Future of Space Exploration: Solutions to Earthly Problems?”, taking place on April 12-14 2007.

The selection of the two youth representatives will be based on volunteer contributions to the planning and execution of a survey on the topic “Key Events for the next 50 years”. The youth volunteers will be asked to participate in the survey processing, and the writing of the report. The top two contributors to this process will be selected and funded to travel to the workshop. To be eligible you must be between 18 and 29 years old on 12 April 2007.

Register now to access the participants section and to become eligible for delegate selection at
http://spacegeneration.org/index2.php?q=node/13

This project is organised by SGAC, in partnership with the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of theLonger-Range Future, the Boston University Center for Space Physics, and the Secure World Foundation.

Space Pioneer Day & Yuri’s Night 2007

Whereas outer space represents the next great frontier for human exploration; and,

Whereas hundreds of men and women have risked their lives in opening the frontier of space for all humanity; and,

Whereas some of these brave individuals died in the pursuit of knowledge and exploration; and,

Whereas no state or national holiday exists to honor the spirit of exploration and knowledge and selflessness that characterizes those space explorers who continue to risk their lives for the betterment of their world; and,

Whereas the United Nations’ “World Space Week” is based on the technological achievement of the launch of the first artificial satellite, Sputnik, and the signing of the U.N. Space Treaty, not any human accomplishment in space; and,

Whereas April 12 is both the anniversary of the first launch of the Space Shuttle with John Young and Bob Crippen in 1981 and the launch of Yuri Gagarin, the first human into space, in 1961; and,

Whereas the celebration of the individual astronauts, engineers, and others who have made possible the exploration of space would provide inspiration for the youth of the State of Florida and the United States of America to pursue careers in science, engineering, technology, and mathematics;

We therefore decree from this day forward that April 12 will be celebrated as Space Pioneer Day.  

Mars Analog Research Stations

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Euro-MARS MARS-OZ

ANY NATIONAL SPACE SOCIETY MEMBER WHO WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN A LUNAR AND/OR MARTIAN SIMULATED MISSION PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Cheers,

Veronica Ann

The NSS of Phoenix

SpaceFest 2007 in Arizona UPDATE

I am currently looking for Volunteers and Speakers for SpaceFest 2007. All prospective Volunteers, please e-mail me at:  Veronica.Zabala@nss.org.  All potential Speakers please e-mail Kim Poor at:  staff@novaspace.com (Novaspace staff)

I must stress that these fine individuals are not getting any younger and to get them all together at a venue of this magnitude, in our our backyard, is considered an honor and a privilege.  Personally, it is because of these role models I do what I do today…EXPLORE! 

Cheers,

Veronica Ann

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SPACEFEST 2007

Will be held August 17-18-19 at the Mesa Convention Center, sponsored by NOVASPACE and THE PLANETARY SOCIETY. Only 15 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor Int’l, a major nonstop destination for many US and overseas flights.

EVENTS

SPACEFEST will cover all facets of space exploration, manned and unmanned programs by way of Astronaut appearances, speakers, space art, exhibits, vendors, and a space memorabilia auction.

ASTRONAUTS

The largest Arizona gathering of pioneer ASTRONAUTS will occur at SpaceFest. The astronauts represent all phases of the space program, as well as representatives from space-tourist companies. The astronauts will be signing autographs (fees vary) and available for photos.

SPACE ART

The world’s largest SPACE ART SHOW Will feature works from Apollo XII moonwalker-turned-artist Alan Bean, and artist-turned-cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, who was also the first space-walker in 1965. NASA artists Robert McCall and Paul Calle. Some of the world’s top space artists will be working live. Original paintings, giclee and limited edition prints will be for sale to patrons.

AUCTION

In addition, there will be a LIVE AUCTION of memorabilia from the space program, with items from the astronauts’ own collections, including some artifacts flown on board their spacecraft. Bidding can be live, mail, fax or email, or through Ebay.

SPEAKERS

Various SPEAKERS will be in the comfortable conference theatre. Included will be Cassini imaging team leader Dr. Carolyn Porco, who will speak of the many new discoveries and mysteries of the Saturnian system. Dr. Dan Durda and Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweikart will talk on the danger of Earth-crossing asteroids and comets. More talks TBA. Admission will be charged to some of the talks.

EXHIBITS, VENDORS

Dozens of EXHIBITORS, commercial, sponsor, and corporate displays will be in the main convention hall.

BANQUET

A BANQUET will be held Saturday evening. Each table will feature at least one of the astronauts or celebrity guests. Places at each table will be auctioned off on Astro-Auction as we get closer to the event.

ADMISSION To the astronaut room, vendors & exhibits, and space art show is $15/day, $25 for Friday through Sunday.

ASTRONAUTS THAT WILL BE THERE AS OF TODAY, DECEMBER 27,2006 ARE:

AUTOGRAPH SHOW


ASTRONAUTS

This will be the largest gathering of famous pioneer and contemporary astronauts Arizona has ever seen. All are friendly, funny, full of amusing anecdotes, and a joy to be around. They will be signing autographs (fees vary from $0 to $150.) The best way to spend more intimate time with these American heroes is to attend the BANQUET or catch them in the bar after hours. A constantly appending list of our guests is below. Check back often.

TO SIGN

For those in need of something to sign, the photo table will have hundreds of different celebrity 8x10s and some popular 16×20’s for sale, as well as posters.

Vendors will also have model rockets, action figures, globes, etc. to have signed.

Jim McDivitt

Gemini 4
Apollo 9
Lunar Landing Director

Frank Borman

Gemini 7
Apollo 8
First to the Moon

Gene Cernan

Gemini 9
Apollo 10
Apollo 17
Last man on the Moon

Buzz Aldrin

Gemini 12
Apollo 11

First lunar EVA

Alan Bean

Apollo 12
Skylab II
4th Moonwalker

Walt
Cunningham

Apollo 7
First Civilian Astronaut

Charlie Duke

Apollo 11 capcom
Apollo 16 Moonwalker

Rusty Schweickart

Apollo 9
First LMP

Jack Lousma

Skylab III
STS-3 commander

Edgar Mitchell

Apollo 14
Moonwalker

Paul Weitz

Skylab II
STS-6 commander

Bruce
McCandless

STS-10, STS-31
First untethered EVA

MORE TO COME

RECEPTION & BANQUET


A reception – banquet for our celebrity guests will be held Saturday evening in the hotel’s Arizona Ballroom. Attendance is limited to 200 @ $99 ea. At least one astronaut or celebrity will be seated at each table, and we will auction off seats at preferred (where there is more demand than seats) astronaut tables in astro-auction.com in 2007, but only those who have purchased banquet tickets will be allowed to bid.

The banquet is sold out. We can take a number of names for our waiting list, however. Later in 2007, when we solidify the number of celebrities and get the inevitable cancellations, we can fill out with names on the waiting list. Call or email, 800–727-NOVA. Show Only reservation count: .

Make your reservations now!

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EXHIBITS & VENDORS


A basic unit of exhibit space is a 10’x10′ draped booth with a 6 ft. skirted table and two chairs, located in the main hall. We can sell multiples of this unit or just a fixed amount of square footage on the floor. Email for a quote.

Exhibitor Highlights

Spacetoys Nick Proach Models Moonpans

EXHIBITORS

Non-commercial exhibitors should contact us for information, and tell us your needs.

DEALERS-VENDORS

Commercial vendors-$200 per space (10×10,) 6-ft table and two chairs. $250 after 2/1/07.

  • Phone Line +$77/first day, +$40 /additional day
  • Electricity (15A, 120V 1800W) +$55

MOVE-IN/OUT

Move-in 7AM Friday 6/15. Move out by 6PM Sunday 6/17.

SIGNAGE


A 7″x 44″ sign is provided with your business name. If you need to hang additional signs, Email us.

 

FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT:  http://www.novaspace.com/spacefest/

ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER (THERE ARE BENEFITS TO VOLUNTEERING WHICH WILL BE WORKED OUT AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE EVENT), PLEASE CONTACT:  Veronica.Zabala@NSS.org

Welcome to the National Space Society of Phoenix

The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent, educational, grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. Founded as the National Space Institute (1974) and L5 Society (1975), which merged to form NSS in 1987, NSS is widely acknowledged as the preeminent citizen’s voice on space. NSS counts thousands of members and over 50 chapters in the United States and around the world. The society also publishes Ad Astra magazine, an award-winning periodical chronicling the most important developments in space.

For US tax purposes, NSS is a tax exempt 501(c)3 educational nonprofit corporation; donations are tax deductible.

For more details on what NSS stands for, see our Statement of Philosophy:

  • NSS Vision: “People living and working in thriving communities beyond the Earth.”
  • NSS Mission: “To promote social, economic, technological, and political change, to advance the day when humans will live and work in space.”
  • NSS Rationale – Why Our Mission is Important: Survival, Growth, Prosperity, and Curiosity
  • NSS Principles – What Does NSS Stand For?
  • NSS Beliefs – What Does NSS Support?
  • Barriers to Space Settlement