Zoe P. Strassfield: Astronauts I Almost Met -- Attending the 2012 International Space Development Conference
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I've mentioned a few times before that when it comes to cool space events, I have a remarkable knack for being where they aren't. My home in New York just isn't that close to Florida... or Texas... or California... or Russia... or any of those far-off spots solar eclipses always seem to be visible from. (Seriously, what's up with eclipses and major population centers, the 1990 Mexico City one excepted?) And when the Space Shuttle Enterprise DID arrive in New York City back in April, I was away at college in Boston!
However, last weekend, something very unusual happened -- I found myself not only in the right place at the right time, but in a better position than several of my friends. That was because the National Space Society (NSS) was holding its 2012 International Space Development Conference (ISDC) right here in Washington, D.C., just a week after I'd moved in for my Congressional internship.
All I had to do to get to the conference was take a short subway ride to
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