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Ad Astra Volume 25 Number 3

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The magazine of the
National Space Society

Volume 25, Number 3
Fall 2013

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Cover Image: Kalpana One is intended to improve on the orbital space settlement designs of the mid-1970s. The Kalpana One structure is a cylinder with a radius of 250 meters and a length of 325 meters. The population target is 3,000 residents.
Image Credit: © Bryan Versteeg / spacehabs.com

Featured Articles:

14
KALPANA ONE
What Will It Be Like to Live in Space?

By Al Globus
Illustrated by Bryan Versteeg

20
ISDC UPDATE
Laid-Back Impatience
By Clifford R. McMurray

24
ISLAND HOPPING TO MARS
By Michael Raftery

30
IF APOLLO HAPPENED TODAY
By Marianne Dyson

34
ESA'S MULTIFUNCTIONAL SPACESHIP
By Mark Williamson

38
MAKING THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SPACE AT THE SPACE TECH EXPO
By Jim Plaxco

40
WORLD SPACE WEEK 2013
Exploring Mars, Discovering Earth

By Luisa Fernanda Zambrano-Marin and Dr. Philip Dukes

42
NATIONAL SPACE SOCIETY AWARDS
Honorees at the 2013 NSS International Space Development Conference
By John K. Strickland

44
THE NEXT GENERATION: STUDENTS AT ISDC 2013
by Lynne F. Zielinski

Departments:

9
LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
By Pat Silver

10
LETTER FROM ISDC CHAIR
Thank You for Supporting ISDC 2013
By Dave Dressler

11
NSS CORRESPONDENCE
Space Exploration Day
By J. David Baxter

12
NSS ANNOUNCEMENTS
Establish Your National Space Society Legacy

46
LETTER FROM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
We Are Winning: The NSS Vision Surges Internationally
By Mark Hopkins

47
SPACE SETTLEMENT COLUMN
All of the Above
By Rick N. Tumlinson

48
BOOKS
Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record-Setting Frequent Flyer, by Jarry L. Ross with John Norberg
Reviewed by Marianne Dyson
Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration, by Buzz Aldrin
Reviewed by Allen G. Taylor

50
CHAPTER LISTINGS

55
SIGNING OFF
Quiet Interlude in Solar Max

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