History

2004 Projects and Initiatives

    • ASA Hearing on the Future of Aviation
    • Mission Statement, Articles of Incorporation and By-laws revised
    • Strategic Plan revised
    • Reorganization of leadership
    • Fifth Annual ASA Scholarships presented to
      1. Michael Kutzer
      2. John Eisenberg
    • Ongoing state-based application projects under management

2004 Resolutions passed

    • ASA Resolution 104-101 encouraging all members of the United States Congress to fully fund the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the amount of $16.2 billion in support of the Space Exploration Vision, as submitted by the President to the Congress for fiscal year 2005, to enable the United States, and its 50 states, to remain leaders in the exploration and development of space

2003 Resolutions passed

    • Resolution 04: 01 supporting a national plan for the next generation national air transportation system

2003 Projects and Initiatives

    • ASA Audit completed by Paul A. Burgess
    • One additional education-related grant to ASA
    • Ongoing state-based application projects under management
    • Fourth Annual ASA Scholarships presented to Michele Gibson, Florida
    • SubOrbital Space Access Forum
    • Space Vision Forum and Reception at NASA Headquarters
    • Education and Workforce Development –DEVELOP Program –Geospacial Tools and GIS Applications
    • Final report on NASA Earth Sciences enterprise (ESE) Grant
    • Ongoing state-based application projects under management

2002 Projects and Initiatives

    • Third Annual ASA Scholarship presented to Melanie Silosky, Illinois
    • Homeland Security Forum
    • Issued an Integrated Summary Report with recommendations to the Earth Sciences Application Division (ESAD)
    • One education-related grant to ASA
    • Two state-based application projects under management

2001 Projects and Initiatives

    • Second Annual ASA Scholarship presented
    • ASA Study on behalf of NASA’s Application Programs – State Executive Management
    • State-based applications project under management
    • Ten state Mathematics, Science and Technology Education grants in final year

2001 Resolutions passed

    • Resolution 00-01 in support of continued increases in federal funding of NASA aeronautical research in the national interest

2000 Projects and Initiatives

    • Third year of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education grant under management (10 states total)
    • Third presentation of the ASA Awards for Excellence to Dr. Joan Vernikos, in appreciation of her vision and leadership in extending NASA resources to ASA member states
    • First Annual ASA Scholarship presented to Mr. Eric Donato, Delaware
    • Appearance before the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Committee on Science, U.S. House of Representatives (James M. Pagliasotti, ASA Director of Government Relations)
    • Resolutions passed as necessary

1999 Resolutions passed

    • Resolution 99-01 advocating preservation of existing international allocation for radio navigation satellite services
    • Resolution 99-02 in support of government incentives to attract venture capital in space commerce
    • Resolution 99-03 in support of funding of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program
    • Resolution 99-04 supporting efforts by the federal government to undertake the planning and implementation of a Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS)

1999 Projects and Initiatives

    • Second year of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education grant under management (5 states total)
    • Support and promotion of the newly created Astrobiology Institute and the corresponding Astrobiology Integration Office at NASA Ames Research Center

1997 Projects and Initiatives

    • Phase I Alaska Challenger Center
    • 1st Annual Aerospace Education Conference in Jacksonville, Alabama
    • Phase 2 Alaska Challenger Center
    • Arkansas teachers to Teacher Enhancement Workshops in Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • 4th Annual Conference for Educators in Colorado Springs, Colorado
    • Delaware teachers to Teacher Enhancement Workshops at Kennedy Space Center, Florida
    • Rockets for Schools sub-orbital rocket launch at Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware
    • Challenger Learning Center initiative in Indiana
    • Michigan-Wisconsin collaborative Rockets for Schools sub-orbital launch in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
    • Project Starshine teacher training workshop in Utah
    • Teacher Leader Program in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming
    • Aerospace Education Educator Workshop in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
    • Second Annual ASA Awards for Excellence

1996 Resolutions passed

    • Resolution 96-01 In support of the education outreach and public awareness element of the Lunar Prospector Discovery Mission known as MoonLink

1996 Projects and Initiatives

    • 3rd Annual CSEI Conference for Educators in Colorado Springs, Colorado
    • Teacher Leader Program in Colorado
    • 3rd Annual Conference for Educators in Santa Maria, and Vandenberg AFB, California
    • Teacher Enhancement Workshop at Kennedy Space Center, Florida
    • Aerospace Educators Workshop in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
    • Rockets for Schools sub-orbital rocket launch in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
    • First Annual ASA Awards for Excellence

1995 Resolutions passed

    • Resolution 95-01 recognizing the need for the continuance of the jet fuel tax exemption and/ or repeal of the new jet fuel tax
    • Resolution 95-02 in support of funding for the International Space Station
    • Resolution 95-03 supporting the promotion and the use of the textbook entitled “Human Physiology in Space” in our nation’s classrooms
    • Resolution 95-04 in support of the NASA X-33

1995 Projects and Initiatives

    • 2nd Annual CSEI Conference for Educators in Denver, Grand Junction, and Durango, Colorado
    • Teacher Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • Aviation-Space Educator Workshop in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
    • 1995-1996 Strategic Plan drafted and approved

1994 Resolutions passed

    • Resolution 94-02 support of the honoring an Open Skies Policy between the United States and the United Kingdom
    • Resolution 94-04 supporting the Space Flight Participant Program as it relates to the fulfillment of NASA’s original and current education plans
    • Resolution 94-05 recognizing the need for a new wind tunnel test infrastructure and supporting a budget for the National Wind Tunnel Program in Fiscal Year 1996

1994 Projects and Initiatives

    • 1st Annual CSEI Conference for Educators in Colorado Springs, Colorado
    • Aviation-Space Educator Workshop in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

1993 Projects and Initiatives

    • Granted 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service
    • Strategic Policies drafted

1993 Resolutions passed

    • Resolution 93-01 in support of the development of a Next Generation Expendable Launch Vehicle
    • Resolution 93-02 supporting the NASA Life Science Research and Environmental Life Support
    • Technology Development Program
    • Resolution 93-03 supporting inexpensive access to space for research and development purposes
    • Resolution 93-04 supporting the funding and continuation of the single stage rocket technology program
    • Resolution 93-05 supporting the Lunar Research Experiment (LURE)

1992 Resolutions passed

    • Resolution 92-101 recognizing the importance of maintaining a viable U.S. commercial launch industry, and supporting the establishment of a space transportation matching grant program within the Department of Transportation, as intended by the Commercial Space Competitiveness Act (H.R. 3848)
    • Resolution 92-102 supporting the Space Exploration Initiative

1992 Projects and Initiatives

    • Pilot program Rockets for Schools, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Base

1991 Resolutions passed

    • Resolution 91-101 supporting the goals and directives of the National Space Launch Strategy Released on July 24, 1991, by the Vice President and the Space Council
    • Resolution 91-102 supporting development of a safe and modern U.S. land recovery infrastructure and provides easy low-cost access by private firms, government agencies, and university scientists
    • Resolution 91-103 encouraging the creation and funding of a federal grant program available to states for the purpose of developing and improving space-related infrastructure and systems which would augment and serve the nation’s commercial, civil, and military sectors
    • Resolution 91-104 supporting the treatment of state space transportation infrastructure bonds in the same tax-exempt manner as airport bonds under the internal revenue code of 1986
    • Resolution 91-105 encouraging the location of the permanent campus of the International Space University in the United States, and encouraging general federal support to be made available to all campus location proposals from the United States.

1991 Projects and Initiatives

    • ASA incorporated November 7th
    • Ed O’Connor (FL) testifies before House Ways and Means Committee, re: Tax-exempt bonds for spaceports

1990 Projects and Initiatives

    • Mission Statement, Organizational Plan, Articles of Incorporation and By-laws drafted.

1989 Projects and Initiatives

    • First year of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education grant under management (2 states total)
    • Testimony of Senator Wayne Allard to the House Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation: Hearing on the Commercialization of Space

1989 Projects and Initiatives

  • Initial meetings and conceptualization.

One thought on “History”

  1. It is great to see how the ASA has grown since it’s inception and formation in the early 1990s. In 1990 I was assigned by the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center to the Governor of Alabama as a technical liaison and aerospace industry cosultant. While there we helped develop the ASA formation documentation and I served as the AL representatives. In this regard, we also developed the Alabama Commission on Aerospace Science and Industry. This initiative served as a source of information for other states not having as much aerospace industry as AL. This evolved into the Alabama Aerospace Industries Association.

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