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Ad Astra Volume 25 Number 1

Ad Astra

The magazine of the
National Space Society

Volume 25, Number 1
Spring 2013

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Cover image courtesy NASA.

Featured Articles:

14
CURIOSITY ON MARS
By Marianne Dyson

20
NASA'S INVESTMENT PAYS OFF:
ISS Resupply Goes Commercial
by Tim Baily

24
DEVELOPING CISLUNAR SPACE USING THE COTS MODEL
By Bruce Pittman and Dr. Daniel J. Rasky

30
BECOMING A NEXT GENERATION SPACE INDUSTRIAL POWER
A Five Point Plan
By Charles E. Miller

34
REPORT ON THE 100 YEAR STARSHIP
2012 Public Symposium
By Sherry Bell, PhD

38
SPS-ALPHA:
A Novel Approach to Practical Space Solar Power
By John C. Mankins

42
MARVELOUS MOON DAYS
An NSS North Texas Chapter Annual Event
By Ken Murphy

44
COLLABORATING FOR OUR FUTURE IN SPACE
The 2013 International Space Development Conference
By Dave Dressler

47
THE FRUITS OF A SPACE SETTLEMENT CONTEST
By Al Globus

Departments:

9
LETTER FROM HEADQUARTERS
The Greatest Gift
By Paul Damphousse

10
NSS ANNOUNCEMENT
NSS Collection at the New Mexico Space History Museum
By Dale Amon

11
LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
By Pat Silver

12
NSS CORRESPONDENCE
Join the National Space Society on Social Media
By Brice Russ

46
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The Long-Run Implications of a Successful Space Solar Power Program
By Mark Hopkins

48
BOOKS
But for the Grace of God: An Autobiography of an Aviator and Astronaut, by William R. Pogue
Reviewed by Clifford R. McMurray
The Visioneers: How a Group of Elite Scientists Pursued Space Colonies, Nanotechnologies, and a Limitless Frontier, by W. Patrick McCray
Reviewed by Charlene Brusso

50
CHAPTER LISTINGS

55
SIGNING OFF
Expedition 33 Lands

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