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NOTE: An update of this post can be found here. OPINION by Dale Skran, NSS Executive Vice President On February 6, 2018 the first Falcon

Image: Starship Alpha construction at Boca Chica, December 23, 2018 (courtesy SpaceX). By Dale Skran NSS Executive Vice President Copyright 2018 I remember movies like When

Third Flight of the Same Falcon 9 Block 5 First Stage Makes History By Dale Skran NSS Executive Vice President In an earlier blog post

NSS has arranged for special discount registrations for SpaceCom – The Space Commerce Conference and Exposition – which is the nation’s premier showcase of space

Image: JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanai with the Made in Space ZBLAN machine, courtesy NASA. By Dale Skran According to sources inside Made in Space, the company

A Magazine Review by Dale L Skran, NSS Executive Vice President The July 30, 2018 issue of Business Week is a special issue devote entirely

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”

Image: SpaceX Trifecta: Falcon Heavy, Falcon 9 Block 5, Dragon 2 By Dale Skran, NSS Executive Vice President Copyright 2018 SpaceX has three major goals for

2012 was the year we conquered Mars again. JPL/NASA photo, taken from the Curiosity Rover.  Despite the absence of the space shuttle, space in 2012

Me with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, October 7. It left the Earth’s bounds less than 7 hours later.  Here are some links to the

About as real as it gets: Space X Falcon 9 launch, 8:35 p.m. EDT, October 7, 2012.   Lori Garver, NASA’s Deputy Administrator, October 7,

Hey guys and gals, I know I don’t update this space as diligently as I should (life and work happens, and I’ve been very busy

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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