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Today ‘s global $350 billion space economy will soon bloom into a trillion-dollar economy. Join the National Space Society for the virtual webinar LEO Commercialization:

Space hipster Emily Carney’s This Space Available blog is now a part of the National Space Society blog. Emily started This Space Available on Blogspot

Disabled astronauts offer unique solutions to emergencies in space According to Dr. Sheri Wells-Jensen of Bowling Green State University, disabilities can be superpowers for astronauts

Tom Mueller, a founding SpaceX employee, and designer of the Merlin and Raptor engines, is one of the world’s foremost spacecraft propulsion experts. Mueller will

Image: Cas Anvar of “The Expanse” (left) and Sci-Fi author David Brin It’s Not Too Late to Experience the Future in L.A. May 24-27, Sheraton

The May 24-27 2018 International Space Development Conference (ISDC) in Los Angeles is excited to announce a new additional way for students to participate and

Image: Scientists envision giant structures in space that could house acres of farms and cities. Courtesy Bryan Versteeg, “What does a dinner menu look

By Joseph Bland, Chair of the NSS Chapter Assembly Joseph Bland, long-time President of the Sacramento L5 Society, one of the earliest of the original

Photo: 2018 Texas Blitz team meeting (L to R): John Cook, Congressman Randy Weber, Eric Bowen, David Cheuvront. By Randy Gigante, Texas Blitz Coordinator The

Act by May 17 for 25% Rebate on ISDC®2018 Registration (even if not an NSS Member) By Claire McMurray, Chapters Reporter Want to Help your

Image: Axiom Station 1 Commercial Space Station Design. Credit: Axiom Space. On March 30th, 2018, NASA delivered to Congress the “International Space Station Transition Report”

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Image of Kalpana One space settlement courtesy Bryan Versteeg, $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