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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

Blue Origin in the conceptual design phase of a large lunar lander (called Blue Moon) capable of bringing several metric tons of cargo to the

The 11-minute video below by an outfit called Startup Division depicts the formidable competition that Space-X is and will be facing for lowered launch costs.

Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity third powered flight on July 26th 2018. Image courtesy of Virgin Galactic. By Bob Brodbeck Less than two months after the

Image: New Shepard payload customers at the landing site after the previous Mission 8. Image courtesy Blue Origin. By Bob Brodbeck An important milestone in

By Dale Skran, NSS Executive Vice President For Banglasdesh, today marked the launch of the first Bangladeshi satellite, a significant milestone for the poverty-stricken nation.

Image: SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage landing at Landing Zone-1 after boosting CRS-13 toward the ISS. Credit: NASA. The National Space Society (NSS) congratulates SpaceX

Image: New Shepard capsule after successful landing showing large windows with “Mannequin Skywalker” visible. Credit: Blue Origin UPDATE: On December 19th Blue Origin announced that

By Dale Skran NSS Executive Vice President The last two months of 2017 are shaping up as a very exciting time for space development. On

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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