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Private Mission to the Moon Marks America’s First Lunar Landing Since 1972 In a milestone achievement, private company Intuitive Machines succeeded in scoring the first

Art, Technology, and a Lunar Gallery (photos below) By Burt Dicht, NSS Managing Director of Membership The National Space Society extends its heartfelt congratulations to

Ms. Melroy Joined the National Space Society’s Rod Pyle and Space.com’s Tariq Malik NASA Deputy Administrator Pamela Melroy joined Ad Astra magazine Editor-in-Chief Rod Pyle

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Douglas G. Adler Title: The New World on Mars: What We Can Create on the Red Planet Author: Robert Zubrin           Format:

YOU Are Invited to Be a NASA Virtual Guest for the Launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 Mission NASA astronauts Matthew Dominick, Michael Barratt, and Jeanette Epps, and Roscosmos

Event: An Introduction to Space Sustainability with Gene Fujii of AstroscaleDate and Time: Monday, February 26 at 5:30 p.m. Central TimeLocation: DMACC West Campus, 5959

The National Space Society invites you to the next Space Forum Thursday, February 15, 2024, 9:00 pm to 10:15 pm EST NSS Space Policy and

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Loretta Hall Title: Space Bites: Reflections of a NASA Food Scientist Author: Vickie Kloeris Format: Paperback Pages: 141 pages Publisher: Ballast

Speaking Proposals will be Accepted at the Conference Portal Through March 31, 2024 The National Space Society invites those interested in presenting at the annual

The National Space Society invites you to the next Space Forum Thursday, February 8, 2024, 9:00 pm to 10:15 pm EST Hollywood Goes to Space

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Douglas G. Adler Title: Space: The Human Story Author: Tim Peake Format: Hardcover/Paperback/Kindle Pages: 330 Publisher: Century Date: October 2023 Retail

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Casey Suire Title: NACA to NASA to Now: The Frontiers of Air and Space in the American Century Author: Roger D.

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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