Space Colonization

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Please join us on Thursday, February 4, 2021 for Space Settlement 2021. This exciting, one-day virtual event examines the science and technology of human spaceflight,

By Dale Skran In a previous post on What Is a Space Settlement? I made a serious effort to define a “space settlement” and came

Isaac Arthur, recipient of the NSS Space Pioneer Award for Education via Mass Media, has posted this 20-minute video based on the first 12 milestones

This Space Available, by Emily Carney. When I started researching and writing this series last year, it was months before the COVID-19 pandemic arrived Stateside,

New in the NSS Space Settlement Journal is the article Shielded Dumbbell L5 Settlement by Pekka Janhunen of the Finnish Meteorological Institute in Helsinki. Abstract

This Space Available, By Emily Carney. In this series’ previous article, Dr. Gerard K. O’Neill had just been diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), a

By Dale L. Skran Copyright 2019 The deceptively simple term “space settlement” can become controversial among space advocates. The purpose of this essay is to

New in the NSS Space Settlement Journal is the article Control of Habitat’s Carbon Dioxide Level by Biomass Burning by Pekka Janhunen of the Finnish

On the Science Edition of Voice of America Press Conference USA, host Rick Pantaleo discusses the possibilities of life in space with Mark Hopkins and

The National Space Society (NSS) applauds Jeff Bezos for the hope and inspiration he delivered to the world on Thursday, May 9 when he took

New in the NSS Space Settlement Journal is the article Gravitat: Proposal for a Standard Design Vessel for Space Settlement, by Dr. Pietro Calogero. Abstract

Image: Starship Alpha construction at Boca Chica, December 23, 2018 (courtesy SpaceX). By Dale Skran NSS Executive Vice President Copyright 2018 I remember movies like

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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