Future Life was a magazine that lasted only about four years (1978-1981). It was dedicated to both science and science fiction. This cover of Future Life has a headline that reads, "Space Activism: A Growing National Movement?" They talk about the forming and constantly growing 'space constituency'. These are activists that want to influence government and society in a direction that takes us further into the stars.
These groups continued and did not simply just 'go away' as I am sure some in the various power circles in our country would have preferred. Even President Obama had a group of these folks in the 2008 campaign. The Obamanauts worked for his election in Florida and other parts of the country.
Space policy is a great area that is often ignored by the mainstream media. Hopefully the new COSMOS series with Neil deGrasse Tyson will energize even more people, just like the original COSMOS did back in 1980.