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Coalition for Space Exploration video contest: “Why Explore Space?”

By Keith Cowing
April 8, 2013
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Today, the Coalition for Space Exploration (Coalition) launched a video contest, “Why Explore Space?” to hear from the American public about why space exploration matters to them. Participants are encouraged to share their ideas by submitting a video. The creator of the winning entry wins an iPad3. Entries must be submitted by May 19. From there, the public will vote on the best videos.

The top five videos will become semi-finalists and a panel of judges from the Coalition will crown the winner. Entries will be housed on the Coalition website, with the winner’s entry moving on to Washington, DC to be shared with national leaders.

Entrants are encouraged to share their ideas of why it is important to explore space, keeping in mind a few key facts:

– The space industry provides our world with many benefits, including engineering and scientific revelations; economic impacts and jobs; and medical breakthroughs.

– Robustly funded space exploration programs provide inspiration for future generations and influence educational aspirations for people across the globe.

– Learning about our galaxy helps us understand ourselves and our place in the universe.

As the industry continues to evolve, clear, exciting goals and challenging timelines are needed to foster the exploration and development of space. The Coalition wants citizens to speak out about what they feel space exploration should be a national imperative with a 1-2 minute video entry.

To read the competition rules and submit a video visit:

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About the Coalition for Space Exploration:

The Coalition for Space Exploration is a group of space industry businesses and advocacy groups that collaborates to ensure that the United States remains the leader in space, science and technology by reinforcing the value and benefits of space exploration with the public and our nation’s leaders, and building lasting support for a long-term, sustainable strategic direction for space exploration.


Sean Wilson
Griffin Communications Group
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SpaceRef co-founder, Explorers Club Fellow, ex-NASA, Away Teams, Journalist, Space & Astrobiology, Lapsed climber.