> From: Chris W. Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Single Stage Rocket Technology News <email@example.com>
> Subject: SSRT: RLV Support at Public Hearings
> Date: Friday, October 25, 1996 8:07 PM
> Date: Fri, 25 Oct 1996 15:32:04 -0700 (MST)
> From: Donald Doughty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: DC-X <email@example.com>
> Subject: Space Activists Asked to Support RLV at Public Hearings (fwd)
> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >Subject: Space Activists Asked to Support RLV at Public Hearings
> * Advisory from the Space Frontier Foundation *
> **Space Activists Asked to Support RLV at Public Hearings**
> Please show up at one of the critical X-33 Public Hearings to
> demonstrate public support for Cheap Access to Space! The X-33
> program could be placed in jeopardy over an irrelevant "Not in my
> backyard" issue, if we do not have *visible* support to counteract it.
> There will be public hearings all across the western part of the
> country during the next three weeks, and there are concerns that
> some local citizens may show up at the hearings to oppose X-33 because
> of a *few* sonic booms spaced out over a year as the RLV is tested.
> The Space Frontier Foundation, a national grassroots policy and media
> organization, urges your attendance at one of the following hearings:
> Meeting dates and locations:
> Thursday, October 24, 1996; 7:00 P.M.
> Washington State National Guard Armory,
> 6500 32nd Avenue, N.E., Moses Lake, WA 98837
> Monday, October 28, 1996; 7:00 P.M.
> US Army Dugway Proving Grounds,
> Dugway Post Theater, Dugway, UT 84022
> Tuesday, October 29, 1996; 7:00 P.M.
> Tooele Senior Center, 59 East Vine Stree, Toole, UT 84074
> Wednesday, October 30, 1996; 7:00 P.M.
> Quality Inn Airport, 5575
> West Amelia Earhart Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
> Tuesday, November 12, 1996; 7:00 P.M.
> Best Western Antelope Valley Inn,
> 44055 North Sierra Highway, Lancaster, CA 93534
> Wednesday, November 13, 1996; 7:00 P.M.
> Carriage Inn, 901 North
> China Lake Blvd., Ridgecrest, CA 93555
> Thursday, November 14, 1996; 7:00 P.M.
> West Boron Elementary School,
> 12300 Del Oro, Boron, CA 93516
> Saturday, November 16, 1996; 10:00 A.M.
> Holiday Inn,
> 1511 East Main Street, Barstow, CA 92311
> Under Federal law, NASA, as lead agency for the Reusable Launch
> Vehicle program, is obligated to prepare an Environmental Impact
> Statement to address environmental issues associated with fabrication,
> assembly, testing, and preparation of the flight operations site and
> landing sites associated with the X-33 technology demonstrator
> spaceplane. Of particular concern for all proponents of reusable
> launch vehicles is the overflight issue, which includes noise
> abatement and range safety concerns - *no* prior launch vehicle has
> been allowed to fly over the continental United States during powered
> Part of the preparation for the EIS is a series of public
> hearings to determine the feelings of the public on overflight and
> other related issues. It is critical that supporters of Cheap Access
> to Space publicly state at these hearings that rocketplanes should be
> considered more similar to aircraft than traditional missiles, and
> should be allowed to overfly the continental United States.
> How to Help
> Your presence at these events will have a major impact on a
> positive determination that RLV and other rocketplanes are to be
> considered as similar to aircraft and to traditional missiles.
> If you cannot attend any of the above meetings, interested parties
> are invited to submit comments on or before November 29, 1996, to
> ensure full consideration during the scoping process. Written public
> input and comments on environmental impacts associated with the
> proposed Program, including but not limited to, flight operations and
> landing site options, as well as related environmental concerns, are
> Written comments should be submitted, on or before November 27,
> 1996 to the Space Frontier Foundation, and will be forwarded to the
> appropriate office. Please send your input via U.S. mail (no e-mail,
> please) to: Space Frontier Foundation, 7584 Rush River Dr., #29,
> Sacramento, CA 95831, or via fax to: (707) 649-0227.
> The Space Frontier Foundation is a grass roots organization of
> American citizens dedicated to opening the space frontier to human
> exploration and settlement as rapidly as possible. The organization
> holds that only a reduction of one or more orders of magnitude in the
> cost of space access will lead to the booming new economic frontier in
> space America needs to survive and prosper in the next century.
> For more information, please contact the Space Frontier Foundation
> at: email@example.com.