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Minutes of July Meeting
Oklahoma Space Alliance chapter of National Space Society had its regularly scheduled meeting on July 11, 2020. However, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we held the meeting online via Zoom. Attending the meeting were Clifford and Claire McMurray, Dave Sheely, Tim Scott, Robin Scott, and Syd Henderson. Clifford McMurray presided over the meeting. He did an Update discussing links to material covered in the meeting and this is online at http://osa.nss.org/Update2007.pdf, so I’ll just cover the highlights.
The Dragon Crew Capsule which carried two astronauts to the Space Station can carry up to six astronauts. We watched a video of the launch and a video from the capsule after launch but before docking.
The landers are the big item for a 2024 Moon landing. We’re waiting for reconciliation between the House and Senate space bills necessary for any chance for a landing by 2024.
The Space Force will have a more fluid organization than the USAF since there are so few people in it.
A number of Chinese commercial space companies are developing reusable spacecraft.
Space companies impacted by Covid-19 are looking for foreign investors. They can wind not being able to accept Department of Defense contracts.
We now have $656.65 in our account and $267 in cash for a total of $923.65.
--Minutes by OSA Secretary Syd Henderson
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