SEDS History

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The SEDS History Project is an effort to create online, living documentation of the history of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space. The goal of the project is to provide information -- documents, chapter histories, interviews with SEDS alumni -- that will guide the organization into the future.

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Contents

Documentation about the Project

Rationale and Overview
Some background into the reasons why SEDS is undertaking this project and some of the work the organization plans to do to look at its past.

1980

SEDS Inaugural Meeting Notes. SEDS was founded at MIT in the fall of 1980. The officers kept the minutes of the meetings in a logbook, starting with the very first meeting on Thursday, October 30, 1980.

1981

Letter to the Editor in Omni. Shortly after SEDS was founded at MIT, its president, Peter Diamandis, wrote a letter to the editor in Omni magazine deploring the status of the space program and asking students to help make a difference. The letter, published in Omni in early 1981, attracted students from around the nation to SEDS.

1982

1982 SEDS International Conference at George Washington University, the founding conference of SEDS

1983

1983 SEDS International Conference at George Washington University

1984

1984 SEDS International Conference at University of Arizona

1988

  • 1988 SEDS-USA national conference, August 27, Huntsville, AL.

1989

1990

1991

1992

  • 1992 SEDS-USA Conference held in conjunction with the World Space Congress in Washington DC.
  • 1992 UKSEDS National Conference at University of Kent at Canterbury, 14-15 November 1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

  • GAMCIT, small GAS payload created by Caltech
  • SEDS National Conference held along with 15th Annual ISDC Space Development Conference, New York, NY
  • 1996 UKSEDS National Conference at University of Kent at Canterbury, 16-17 November 1996

1997

  • SEDS National Conference held along with 16th Annual ISDC Space Development Conference, Orlando, FL
  • 1997 UKSEDS National Conference at University of Leicester, 22-23 November 1997

1998

1999

  • SEDS-USA West Coast Conference at Stanford University, April 1999.
  • SEDS-USA East Coast Conference at Harvard University, April 1999.
  • 1999 UKSEDS National Conference at University of Kent at Canterbury, 20-21 November 1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

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