All posts by Curtiss Thompson

As an undergraduate student in political science and journalism, Curtiss is interested in leveraging new media as a vehicle to influence public policy. Due to his clout on sites such as Digg and reddit, he landed a position at AOL’s social news site Netscape.com. Subsequently, he was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal for their feature story, The Wizards of Buzz, recognized as one of the 20 most influential people in social media. In 2011, he was a major proponent of the SETI Stars initiative to bring the Allen Telescope Array out of hibernation. Contributing to the grassroots social media campaign #DecideToListen, he helped raise $200,000 to fund the SETI project. Recognizing the transformative power of scientific endeavours on society, Curtiss is firmly committed to seeing NASA funded to a level commensurate with the tremendous economic, technological and inspirational value it confers.
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ISEE-3 Begins Citizen Science Mission With Help From Google

Coming just two days before its 36th birthday, the International Sun-Earth Explorer 3 (ISEE-3) spacecraft has embarked on its new interplanetary science mission thanks to a group of citizen scientists who resurrected the vintage spacecraft. The citizen scientist effort, known as the ISEE-3 Reboot Project, is being led Skycorp and SpaceRef Interactive, the same group […]
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NASA Suspends Ties With Russia’s Space Agency, Except For ISS

Image Credit: NASA – Expedition 38 crew on the ISS on February 22, 2014. NASA is suspending all contact with the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, citing Russia’s ongoing violations of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, officials said Wednesday. However, work related to the safe and continued operation of the International Space Station are exempt from […]