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First All-Civilian Orbital Flight is a Milestone This week marks the launch of the first all-civilian orbital spaceflight, Inspiration4, aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule.

Well-Tested Suborbital Tourist Rocket Soars to 63 Miles After years of development and 15 prior test flights, Jeff Bezos has taken the journey of a

You are Invited to a National Space Society Space Forum Thursday, July 22, 2021, 9:00 pm EDT to 10:15 pm EDT Rocket Summer: The Adventures

This fourth test spaceflight was the first fully crewed By Bob Brodbeck Realizing a boyhood dream, Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic, rocketed to

This Flight Is One Step Toward Opening Space to All Humanity On Sunday, July 11, Virgin Galactic launched the first operational passenger flight of their

Flight is first spaceflight from Spaceport America, New Mexico By Bob Brodbeck Image: Cabin interior with passenger seats rotated back in space (courtesy of Virgin

By Dale Skran On May 9th at 2:42 AM a Falcon 9 roared skyward lofting another 60 Starlink satellites to orbit. Ho-hum! That’s the 11th

SpaceX’s Starship Breaks Another Record, Reaching all Milestones and Landing Safely Image: Starship SN15 after landing (SpaceX) On Wednesday May 5 at 6:24 pm Eastern

One seat is up for auction. By Bob Brodbeck Image courtesy Blue Origin Today, May 5th, on the 60th anniversary of Alan Shepard’s Mercury 7

By Bob Brodbeck Earlier today, Wednesday April 14, 2021, Blue Origin successfully completed the 15th flight of the New Shepard rocket and capsule system at

Opinion by Dale Skran Image: SN10 vaults skyward 03 03 2021, courtesy SpaceX A bit more than a year and a half ago [August 28,

NASA and the Rise of Commercial Space: A Symposium to Examine the Meaning(s) and Context(s) of Commercial Space Wednesday – March 17, 2021 – Friday,

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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