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Over a week has passed since First Man was released in the United States, and it continues to be the Number #1 topic of discussion

NASA photo, March 16, 1966: “Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, command pilot of the Gemini-8 spaceflight, sits in the Launch Complex 16 trailer during suiting up

1962 NASA photo: “Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. looks into a Celestial Training Device (globe) during training in the Aeromedical Laboratory at Cape Canaveral, Florida.”

NASA photo, July 18, 1966: “Agena Target Docking Vehicle 5005 is photographed from the Gemini 10 spacecraft during rendezvous in space. The docking adapter is

The man who carried the fire: a close-up of Michael Collins during an Apollo 11 press conference, May 14, 1969. Photo Credit: The Project Apollo

In a few weeks, the 46th anniversary of the Apollo 1 fire will be upon us. Sometimes I wonder what Gus Grissom would have done

When smoke gets in your eyes: 1965 Life magazine photo.  In September, John Young’s autobiography Forever Young, edited by Neil Armstrong’s biographer James Hansen, was

I know I’ve been bad about updating this blog, so here’s a picture of Jim and Ed to cheer you up. 1965 Life magazine photo.

Yuri Gagarin, Ed White and Jim McDivitt enjoy a handshake, mid-1960s.   Emily Carney is a writer, space enthusiast, and creator of the This Space

“Yeah. I walked on the moon. So what.” Screencap from When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions. Motivation by John Watts Young.  John Young, super

Beginning of sunrise sequence from Gemini 7, which flew in December 1965. Photo courtesy of NASA.  The hi-res images from the Gemini program, which functioned

Slayton: “Guys, if you can’t play nice together, WE WILL GO BACK INSIDE DAMMIT.” From left, Thomas Stafford, Deke Slayton, Gene Cernan and Buzz Aldrin

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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