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LAVA Space Erupts in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (LAVA PR) — The Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA), the leading professional membership trade group fostering venture capital investment and offering programs showcasing Southern California investment opportunities, today announced the launch of LAVA Space, a peer group which focuses on all aspects of the emerging space economy, including military and government applications, aerospace technology, and commercial business ventures, including earth-based space-themed experiences.

LAVA Space joins a family of a dozen LAVA communities such as LAVA Fintech, LAVA Bio, LAVA Green and LAVA Media. The group will be supported by the Space Tourism Society (STC) and its affiliated event, the Space Tourism Conference, both also based in Los Angeles.


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  • February 4, 2021
NSS, Space Frontier to Announce Formation of New Space Development Alliance

sff_logoWASHINGTON, D.C. (SFF PR) — The Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) and the National Space Society (NSS) will announce the formation of the Alliance for Space Development (ASD) at a media event on February 25th in Washington, D.C. Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R) and Representative Chaka Fattah (D) will co-host the press conference in the House Space Subcommittee hearing room in the Rayburn office building. The ASD ( is dedicated to influencing space policy toward the goals of space development and settlement.

At press time, the LifeBoat Foundation, The Mars Society, The Mars Foundation, The Space Development Steering Committee, The Space Tourism Society, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, Students on Capitol Hill, Tea Party in Space, and the Texas Space Alliance have joined the ASD.


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  • February 23, 2015
Billionaut Tito to be Honored at Gala Dinner Marking Space Tourism’s 10th Anniversary

Space Tourism Industry Plus 10 Evening reception, dinner and program April 28, 2011 West Los Angeles On April 28, 2001 Dennis Tito rocketed into Earth orbit as the first private space traveler. Today, six other pioneering private space travelers have voyaged off-world (and one flew twice). The Space Tourism Society (STS) is hosting this exciting anniversary. Mr. Tito will be our honored guest. We will also be honoring the pioneering […]

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  • February 12, 2011
Space Exploration: Can Sex, Drugs and Rock’n’Roll Replace Flag Planting?

From fear to sex: Apollo 11 landing shaped views of America, space
San Jose Mercury News

“Sex, drugs and rock and roll is what’s really going to build the space environment,” said John Spencer, founder of the Space Tourism Society in Los Angeles.

Spencer, who ponders weightless romantic adventures in orbit, said hundreds of millions of private dollars and years of NASA know-how have spurred a renaissance for the budding industry.


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  • July 24, 2009
Space and the Future of Bartending….

Space Tourism Society Vice President Samuel Coniglio has co-created a new machine, the CosmoBot, that automatically mixes Cosmopolitans. He demonstrated it duirng a party at his Oakland home on July 5, 2009. The future of bartending – no tips, and no one to listen to your problems.

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  • July 6, 2009