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Former Astronaut Bonnie Dunbar and “Overview Effect” Author Frank White Join Board The National Space Society recently completed elections for its Board of Directors. While

Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals Award “Honors the Messengers and Creators of the Information Revolution” For the second time in two years, “Ad Astra”

The Pioneering Physicist and Caltech Faculty Member Was the Project Scientist for the Voyager Program for 50 Years The National Space Society mourns the passing

SpaceX Advances Flight Envelope Significantly With 4th Test Flight of Reusable Launch System The National Space Society applauds the successful fourth test flight of SpaceX’s

Boeing and ULA Join SpaceX in Providing Astronaut Access to the International Space Station On Wednesday, June 5, Boeing and United Launch Alliance successfully launched

Johnson Succeeds Recently Passed CEO Anita Gale to Assure Continued Operations On May 27, Karlton Johnson, USAF (retired), was appointed by the NSS Board of

Veteran Aerospace Engineer Was a Member of the Organization for 33 Years The National Space Society mourns the passing of its CEO and longtime Board

Hosted by Melissa Navia of “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,” the ISDC Features Over 100 Sessions and Keynotes by Major Aerospace and Newspace Leaders. The

Award for Pyle’s Body of Work in Media, Including 20 Nonfiction Space Books, NASA Publications, Recording Space History, and Excellence in Space Journalism On May

Image: NASA SpaceX Crew 5 Launch. Credit: NASA Bill Includes an Extension of the Current Learning Period for Human Spaceflight Safety Regulation The National Space

New Office Reporting Directly to the Secretary of Transportation Would Keep the U.S. at the Forefront of Space Commerce and Development The National Space Society

Both Creators Host Hugely Popular YouTube Channels Featuring Science and Engineering Isaac Arthur and Brian McManus, the creators and hosts of the hugely popular “Science

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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