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The National Space Society invites you to the next Town Hall Thursday, July 18, 2024, 9:00 pm to 10:15 pm EST NSS Senior Leadership Open

The National Space Society (NSS) has issued a summary report on its activities in 2023. The report provides a great introduction to the range and

Image: Burt Dicht inside NOAA Gulfstream IV Story and photos by Burt Dicht, NSS Managing Director of Membership On June 25 I had the unique

Image: Pascal Lee and Finn Braun at ISDC 2024. Photo by Madhu Thangavelu, NSS. Two high school interns funded by NASA’s Neurodiversity Network (N3) presented

The National Space Society invites you to the next Space Forum Thursday, July 11, 2024, 9:00 pm to 10:15 pm EDT Cybersecurity in Space: Now

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by Clifford R. McMurray Title: Red Moon Rising: How America Will Beat China on the Final Frontier Author: Greg Autry and Peter

Former Astronaut Bonnie Dunbar and “Overview Effect” Author Frank White Join Board The National Space Society recently completed elections for its Board of Directors. While

Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals Award “Honors the Messengers and Creators of the Information Revolution” For the second time in two years, “Ad Astra”

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Susan Raizer Title: Sharing Space: An Astronaut’s Guide to Mission, Wonder, and Making Change Author: Cady Coleman Format: Hardcover/Kindle Pages: 272

The National Space Society invites you to the next Space Forum Thursday, June 20, 2024, 9:00 pm to 10:15 pm EDT Wally Funk: Higher, Faster,

The Pioneering Physicist and Caltech Faculty Member Was the Project Scientist for the Voyager Program for 50 Years The National Space Society mourns the passing

Two new books shed light on the vulnerability of space launches to technology and human decision-making. Challenger: A True Story of Heroism and Disaster on

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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