March Storm 2011 starts to take shape

March Storm, the annual citizens space lobby effort by ProSpace, has released its plans for the 2011 event scheduled for March 13-15. This year’s effort will support one major initiative, “The Zero-Gravity, Zero-Tax Act of 2011?. Specific details of the proposed legislation are not included in the announcement beyond “creating a tax holiday on the profits of new commercial space business enterprises.” Similar legislation has been proposed in the past but failed to gain support in Congress. ProSpace will also express its support for NASA’s commercial crew and cargo program. The event will come about a month after the White House releases its FY2012 budget proposal, although it’s not clear yet if Congress will have passed final FY2011 appropriations legislation by that time.


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