All posts by Curtiss Thompson

A native of Madison, WI, Curtiss Thompson is no stranger to grassroots activism. 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. An undergraduate student in political science and journalism at Madison College, Curtiss is interested in leveraging new media to influence public policy. Prior to joining the Advocates for Space Exploration and its Penny4NASA campaign, Curtiss has written for a number of publications, including Splashpress Media’s He has a wealth of experience in social media, having been offered a position at AOL’s social news site (later as a social news editor due to his clout on sites such as Digg and reddit. Subsequently, he was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal for their feature story,

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 […]
NASA Fiscal Year 2014 Budget All Hands

What If?: NASA and the Budget Woes

(Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls) Guest author Jeannette Remak is the founder of Phoenix Aviation Research. She is a military aviation historian, researcher and author. In addition to writing articles for the Atlantic Flyer and the Air Force Association, she’s also published a number of books including her most recent book, “NASA and the Shuttle Shuffle.” […]