October 27, 2012

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Category: Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Clifford R. McMurray Title: Smoke Jumper, Moon Pilot: The Remarkable Life of Apollo 14 Astronaut Stuart Roosa Author: Willie G. Moseley

Category: Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Susan Raizer Title: Becoming Spacefarers: Rescuing America’s Space Program Author: James A. Vedda NSS Amazon link for this book Format: Hardcover/Paperback/Kindle

Category: Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Allen G. Taylor Title: Mars and How to Observe It Author: Peter Grego NSS Amazon link for this book Format: Paperback

Category: Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Stephen Adamczyk From Ad Astra Fall 2012 Title: At Home in Space: The Late Seventies Into the Eighties Author: Ben Evans

Category: Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Charlene Brusso From Ad Astra Fall 2012 Title: Mirror Earth: The Search for Our Planet’s Twin Author: Michael D. Lemonick NSS

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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