Space Frontier Foundation
The Space Frontier Foundation was established in 1988 by Rick Tumlinson, Bob Werb, and Jim Muncy as an advocacy group with the goal of replacing the United State's existing bureaucratic exclusionary space program with an inclusive, entrepreneurial, frontier-opening enterprise.
The group's signature event is its annual NewSpace conference, where entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, entertainment leaders, aerospace industry executives, government representatives and citizens meet and discuss the latest ideas and activities pertaining to the exploration, settlement and development of space.
Jeff Krukin is the Executive Director and creator of The Human-Space Connection® concept.
The Space Frontier Foundation is an organization composed of space activists, scientists and engineers, media and political professionals, entrepreneurs, and citizens from all backgrounds and all nations. The Foundation’s goal is to “change paradigms” by transforming space from a government-owned bureaucratic program into a dynamic and inclusive frontier open to people. It is determined to convert the image held by many young people that the future will be worse than the present, and rejects the idea that the world's greatest moments are in its past.
SFF’s central goal is the large-scale permanent settlement of space. SFF believes people have the "right stuff' and that everyone will benefit from opening the space frontier; and that free markets and free enterprise will become an unstoppable force in the irreversible settlement of this new frontier, and that our world is on the verge of a truly historic breakthrough – cheap access to space.
SFF is changing the basic assumptions about space. Foundation speakers present a future that excites and inspires citizens from all nations, and through awards and briefings, Foundation ideas are driving the portrayal of space into new directions. According to Dr. Robert Zubrin, "The Space Frontier Foundation is pound for pound the most effective space group in the world." Moon Society President Peter Kokh states “Since the day it was founded in 1988, the Space Frontier Foundation has been the Soul of the Space Movement.”
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