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This week on September 12 the Orbital Sustainability Act of 2022 (ORBITS Act) was introduced to the Senate. The bipartisan bill, championed by Senators Maria

The National Space Society (NSS), the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA), and the Secure World Foundation (SWF) issue a joint letter on the

Noted Astronomer was a Motive Force Behind the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence The National Space Society mourns the passing of noted astronomer and astrophysicist Frank

Nichelle Nichols, famed “Star Trek” actor, NASA promoter, and equal rights activist passed away on July 30. Besides her stereotype-breaking role as Lieutenant Nyota Uhura

Working Group Evaluates Objectives for Human Exploration and Development of the Moon and Mars On June 28 and 29, 2022, a delegation from the National

Funds From the Club for the Future to be Distributed to Space STEM-Based Education Programs Image: Students participate in hands-on learning by launching a weather

The National Space Society is pleased to announce the latest Dr. Martine Rothblatt Space Settlement in Our Lifetime Competition, which will award three cash prizes

The Urgently Needed NEO Surveyor Spacecraft to Detect Dangerous Asteroids Gets Political Boost Image: NASA’s NEO Surveyor spacecraft will identify and characterize asteroids and comets

National Space Society and Club for the Future to Support Youth Development Program in South Texas Image: Participants in the Expanding Frontiers program view a

The National Space Society and Planetary Society Issue Joint Statement on the Urgent Need to Fund Planetary Defense The National Space Society, based in Washington,

National Space Society’s Annual ISDC Conference to Fete Jet Propulsion Laboratory Engineers The National Space Society will honor the NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Mars Helicopter Team

Will Receive the Prestigious NSS Space Pioneer Award for His Accomplishments The National Space Society will host Rocket Lab CEO/CTO Peter Beck at its International

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Image of Kalpana One space settlement courtesy Bryan Versteeg, spacehabs.com $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