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SPACE COMMUNITY
Space Activism at Home and Abroad

Ad Astra wins Award of Excellence
The National Space Society’s publication Ad Astra was honored 12 September 2002 with the Silver Inkwell Award of Excellence for magazine design from the DC chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.

The awards gala was held at the National Press Club in Washington DC. Alison Schutt of NSS headquarters attended the event with Andrew Ladson, who partners with veteran art director Lenny Righter in the design of Ad Astra.

Competing for recognition in a contest of over 200 entries, the Society is proud to receive this honor and thanks the NSS staff and our production partners for this success!



Art director Andrew Ladson receives the 2002 Silver
Inkwell Award for magazine design from IABC DC president Helen Mitternight.

NSS AND SPACE ADVENTURES TEAM UP TO SUPPORT COMMERCIAL SPACE EXPLORATION
The National Space Society and Space Adventures, Ltd. have announced a joint program to promote commercial space exploration and to advance the day when humans will live and work in space. The two organizations will work together on a number of space tourism initiatives including joint conferences and events.

“Tourism will be critical in creating the market for space settlement,” said NSS Vice President of Public Affairs, Christopher M. Pancratz. “This opportunity allows NSS to partner with the premier space tourism provider in anticipation that mass-market space tourism will soon begin with sub-orbital flights to altitudes exceeding 100 km.”

The partnership is also intended to provide NSS members with unique benefits and to bring space advocates closer to the next frontier through a number of Space Adventures’ experiences. NSS members will receive discounts on select programs such as terrestrial tours, zero gravity and supersonic jet flights, and sub-orbital space flights. Space Adventures will also operate an NSS members-only tour.


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