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NSS Enterprise in Space Orbiter Design Contest The NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise never made it to orbit. While that was the original intent, subsequent redesigns

Category: Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Ted Spitzmiller Title: Space Pioneers: In Their Own Words Author: Loretta Hall NSS Amazon link for this book Format: Paperback Pages:

Category: Fiction Reviewed by: Susan Raizer Title: The Quantum Thief Author: Hannu Rajaniemi NSS Amazon link for this book Format: Hardcover/Paperback/Kindle/Audible Pages: 331 Publisher: Tom

Category: Children’s Book Reviewed by: Marianne Dyson Title: The Planet Thieves Author: Dan Krokos Ages: 10 to YA NSS Amazon link for this book Format:

Category: Children’s Book Reviewed by: Robert A. Lee Title: Ringworld: The Graphic Novel, Part One Author: Robert Mandell and Larry Niven Illustrator: Sean Lam Ages:

Category: Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Allen G. Taylor Title: The X-15 Rocket Plane: Flying the First Wings into Space Author: Michelle Evans NSS Amazon link for

Category: Fiction Reviewed by: Robert A. Lee Title: Pillar to the Sky Author: William R. Forstchen NSS Amazon link for this book Format: Hardcover/Paperback/Kindle/Audible Pages:

Category: Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Ted Spitzmiller Title: Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in Spaceflight Author: David A. Mindell NSS Amazon link for this book Format:

Category: Fiction Reviewed by: Marianne Dyson Title: The Attempt (The Martian Manifesto Book One) Author: Bob Lee NSS Amazon link for this book Format: Paperback/Kindle

Category: Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Allen G. Taylor Title: The Plundering of NASA: An Exposé Author: R. D. Boozer NSS Amazon link for this book Format:

Category: Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Clifford R. McMurray From Ad Astra Summer 2014 Title: The Astronaut Wives Club Author: Lily Koppel NSS Amazon link for this

Category: Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Dale L. Skran, Jr. From Ad Astra Summer 2014 Title: Starship Century: Toward the Grandest Horizon Editors: James Benford and Gregory

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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