November 16, 2009

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According to Mark Hopkins, Senior Vice President of the National Space Society, “The discovery of water on the Moon dramatically improves the case for the

Category: Children’s Book Reviewed by: Marianne Dyson From Ad Astra Summer 2009 Title: Look to the Stars Author: Buzz Aldrin Artwork: Wendell Minor Ages: 4-8

Category: Children’s Book Reviewed by: Marianne Dyson Title: Galileo’s Universe Author: J. Patrick Lewis Illustrator: Tom Curry, with paper engineering by Bruce Foster Ages: 9-12

Category: Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Stephen Adamczyk Title: Voices from the Moon: Apollo Astronauts Describe Their Lunar Experience Author: Andrew Chaikin with Victoria Kohl NSS Amazon

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Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: John J. Vester Title: Nuclear Rockets: To the Moon and Mars Author: Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried Format: Paperback/Kindle Pages: 270 Publisher:

Partially Successful Flight Reached Space and Demonstrated New “Hot Staging” System The National Space Society congratulates SpaceX on the second test of its Starship/Super Heavy

Ad Astra, the NSS quarterly print, digital, and audio magazine, has won a 2023 MARCOM Gold Award. The awards are given yearly for “Excellence in

By Jennifer Muntz, NSS Member Coordinator On October 10th, an inspiring breakfast event took flight at the Center for Space Education at the Kennedy Space

By Grant Henriksen NSS Policy Committee Benefit sharing is a concept that refers to the distribution of benefits derived from the exploration and use of

People residing and working in space, space settlements, or on long-duration space flights will need to produce infrastructures and food to maintain healthy lifestyles. The

Image: Artist’s concept of the Blue Moon lander. Credit: Blue Origin. Second Human Landing System Contract Encourages Competition and Innovation The National Space Society congratulates