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Photo: Gibson’s first shuttle mission was the first to land at Kennedy Space Center. Credit: NASA By Robin Scott Robert “Hoot” Gibson is not only

Category: Children’s Books Reviewed by: Susan Raizer Title: An Unlikely Astronaut Author: Susan Kilrain with Francis French Illustrator: Becky Hardy Age Range: 5-8 years Format:

Former Astronaut was the Subject of the Amazon Hit Movie A Million Miles Away Former NASA astronaut and STEM advocate Jose Hernandez will give a

Kilrain Was the Youngest Person to Pilot a Space Shuttle Susan Kilrain, an aerospace engineer and former NASA astronaut, will join the roster of preeminent

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

Guest Speaker: Captain Robert “Hoot” GibsonDate and Time: Monday January 29, 5:30 p.m. CSTLocation: DMACC West Campus, 5959 Grand Ave., West Des MoinesJoin Zoom Meeting:

By Jennifer Muntz, NSS Membership Coordinator, and Burt Dicht, NSS Managing Director of Membership Ensuring the safety and success of human spaceflight missions is crucial

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Douglas G. Adler Title: Moonshot: A NASA Astronaut’s Guide to Achieving the Impossible Author: Mike Massimino Format: Hardcover/Kindle Pages: 224 Publisher:

By Dale Skran I hadn’t heard much about this new film from Amazon Prime Video, but after seeing a review I decided to give it

By Burt Dicht, NSS Managing Director of Membership Astronaut Sally Ride became the first American woman in space when she flew aboard the Challenger on

This Space Available, By Emily Carney. While it would be impossible for a blog post to list the thousands of personnel – NASA and contractors
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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