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Important Call to Action for Space Settlement and Development A major report from the State of the Space Industrial Base 2021 Workshop, held in New

Crewmember William Shatner speaks eloquently upon return from the record-breaking flight Today marks another dramatic first in the world of NewSpace, the second crewed flight

The National Space Society (NSS) supports the recent UK government proposal for operational space solar power (SSP) by 2040. Prepared by the Frazer-Nash Consultancy, the

Krone’s Visionary and Humanistic Approach to the Study of Space Communities and Settlement Was Unique Image: Bob and Selena Krone. Credit: The Krone Family Robert

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.

Orbiting Solar Power Stations Would Help to Save the Environment It’s important that the U.S. remain a leader in SSP efforts … the result will

Clean and Unlimited Power from Space Will Mitigate Climate Change The National Space Society is pleased to support the Beyond Earth Institute’s recently announced open

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

Image: Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos speaks with Buzz Aldrin, Moonwalker and an NSS Governor, at the NSS annual International Space Development Conference. Credit: Keith

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

This Year’s Virtual Conference Streams Free to All Beginning Thursday The National Space Society is proud to announce that Rob Manning, the Chief Engineer of

This Year’s Virtual Conference Streams Free to All The National Space Society is proud to announce the presentation of the prestigious Wernher von Braun Memorial

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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