The Alliance for Space Development (ASD), the National Space Society (NSS), and the Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) are sponsoring the annual March Storm Washington DC Blitz March 12-16, 2017. Sunday March 12 will be an all-day training event, followed by up to four days of Congressional visits. Blitzers are asked to commit to a minimum of 2 days of Congressional visits, but those days can be picked from among March 13-16.
March Storm 2017 will support the Alliance for Space Development 2017 objectives, described in the slides found here, which include:
- Establish an Ultra Low Cost Access to Space (ULCATS) program based on public-private partnership (see DRAFT BILL)
- Ensure a gapless transition from ISS to private space stations in LEO, with NASA assisting with development and serving as an early customer (see DRAFT BILL)
- Enable the development of a robust cis-lunar economy based on commercial purchase of:
A. Transportation services for crew and cargo
B. Fuel and consumables derived from lunar and asteroid resources (see DRAFT BILL)
C. Goods manufactured in space
- Make space development and settlement part of NASA’s official mission (see 2016 SUBMITTED BILL)
March Storm is the premiere citizen-run Congressional visit event of 2017. The training will prepare you to meeting with Congresspersons and staffers even if you have no prior experience. Experts will coach you how to make the best pitch for our future in space. Please join us in Washington DC on March 12, 2017 and see how you can make an impact.