Dave Dressler

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Artemis 1 Launch at a Planetarium Near You! [button link=”#https://www.cosm.com/work/artemis/” newwindow=”yes”] Find your Planetarium[/button] Artemis 1, scheduled to launch on August 29th, 2022, is an

Better Futures is a new event series produced by Liftport Group which aims to bring together space community leaders to discuss space topics of interest.

Dr. John B. Charles, age 66 and a recent member of the Board of Directors of the National Space Society, passed away peacefully on January

I’ve recently finished a paper on space settlement called “Paths to Space Settlement.” Here’s the abstract: A number of firms are developing commercial sub-orbital launch

NASA is again considering the feasibility of manned missions to the asteroids. However, this idea is not without precedent. Scientists began seriously considering asteroids as

Our species and our ancient forbears were and remain innately a migratory species. The lure and call of distant lands and new horizons is an

By far the two most remarkable photographs of the twentieth century are the ones shown above. For they encapsulate the whole evolutionary and cultural history

Hey space fans, Ian Murphy reporting again from ISDC 2009 through the NSS blog. First off, sorry for not getting this out sooner. I was

Got this from Will after his speech (IM)… 28th May 2009: Virgin Galactic today announces the successful completion of the first phase of tests of

Ian Murphy reporting from the ISDC registration room… Registration is in full swing, the bags look great (still can’t add photos sorry) the volunteers shirt

Hey all you space fans. Official ISDC troublemaker Ian Murphy here . Tim Bailey gave me the keys to the ISDC blog so I am

World Moon Bounce Day will be June 27 in Australia and June 26 in the U.S., Echoes of Apollo (EOA), an international space education organization,

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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