Re: Debate on FOX News' "O'Reilly Factor"
Thanks for the good feedback. I have forwarded this email to the Space
Future discussion group. It is a part of the Space Future web site,
devoted to promoting space commercializaion.
The URL is http://www.spacefuture.com
sf-discuss is a small, but growing discussion group. Unlike the haphazard
posts on the sci.space.policy news group, sf-discuss is very focused on the
issues of commercialization. You can submit messages to the group via the
following email address:
You will then automatically receive messages from the group via email.
I hope we can convince you to attend the Space Access or the Space Frontier
Conferences next year. It would be an eye opener.
BTW, at least one of the rocket companies with be starting their vehicle
test flights next summer.
We would love to hear from your experience with the government. We are all
veterans from the bureaucracy wars.
>Date: Mon, 02 Nov 1998 11:06:03 -0800
>From: pressguy <pressguy@xxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: Re: Debate on FOX News' "O'Reilly Factor"
>A big THANK YOU for your email and encouragement regarding my appearance on
>FoxNews. Before your suggestions, I only had a few print articles
>mentioning private firms' involvement in developing space. Now I have much
> I have always thought that my group could serve as a more effective
>voice for a positive federal space policy. For years, we have railed
>against NASA's excesses, but we've not emphasized just how much better off
>we would all be under a pro-active policy that unshackles the private
>sector. I would like to see NTU publicize this kind of initiative. With the
>right members of Congress on our side, I think it could go very far.
> By all means count me in on the fight against space bureaucracy. If you
>or your associates would care to exchange more ideas, or if you've come
>across legislative proposals that we ought to take a look at, please feel
>free to contact me.
>Pete Sepp/ National Taxpayers Union
>Sam Coniglio wrote:
>> I saw your debate with Bill O'Reilly on FOX News about whether sending
>> John Glenn in space is a waste of taxpayer's money. I agree with your
>> position. Do you know that there are several companies trying to build
>> privately owned, privately operated space ships?
>> If you are curious, please check out my space web site. It focuses on
>> obscure groups that are struggling to make a true commercial space
>> industry a reality. The site is at:
>> This is not science fiction. These are not crackpots. Rotary Rocket
>> Company, (http://www.rotaryrocket.com)for example, has backing from
>> Barclay's Bank. Motorola is backing Kelly Space and Technology
>> There are organizations such as the Space Frontier Foundation and the X
>> Prize Foundation that are encouraging private investment in new space
>> My associates are always looking for people to help fight government
>> bureaucracy. Tell me what you think.
>> Sam Coniglio
>> Email: <mailto:sam123@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Home Page: <http://www.magicnet.net/~sam123/index.html>
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