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. The training session will take place at the Holiday Inn Arlington, but it is otherwise not an official March Storm hotel, and attendees are encouraged to stay wherever is convenient financially.
March Storm 2017 will support the Alliance for Space Development 2017 objectives, which include:
1-Establish an Ultra Low Cost Access to Space (ULCATS) program based on public-private partnership.
2- Ensure a gapless transition from ISS to private space stations in LEO, with NASA assisting with development and serving as an early customer.
3- 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.
4- Make space development and settlement part of NASA’s official mission.
March Storm is the premier citizen-run, space related Congressional visit event of 2017. The training will prepare you to meet 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 March 12, 2017 and see how you can make an impact.
For questions, please contact Jeremy Wainscott, ASD Director of Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org. For registered attendees, feel free to join the March Storm 2017 Facebook group to share hotel and flight information, coordinate ride-shares, and otherwise become familiar with the other attendees prior to the event. For more information on ASD generally, please visit the official ASD website.