August 8, 2011

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Is the Moon a business opportunity? According to Dr. Barney Pell, “it’s one of the biggest business opportunities in history.” According to Pell, an angel

Category: Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Charlene Brusso From Ad Astra Fall 2011 Title: First Contact: Scientific Breakthroughs in the Hunt for Life Beyond Earth Author: Marc

Category: Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Ariel I Rayman From Ad Astra Fall 2011 Title: NASA Space Shuttle Owners’ Workshop Manual Author: Dr. David Baker NSS Amazon

Juno hauling its solar-powered ass away from Earth around an hour and a half post-launch at 1:53 PM EDT, August 5th, 2011. Juno earlier this

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Image of Kalpana One space settlement courtesy Bryan Versteeg, spacehabs.com $32,000 in Cash Awards Given for Best Space-Related Business Plans — Deadline March 1, 2024

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