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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White House Proposes $18.5 Billion Budget For NASA In 2016

The White House is calling for $18.5 billion for NASA in its fiscal year 2016 budget request released on Monday. The Obama administration’s 2016 budget proposal is more than $1 billion above their 2015 budget request, and is $519 million more than the agency received in 2015. The proposed budget focuses on returning human spaceflight […]