Space Development

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Above image courtesy SpaceX. The first orbital test flight of Starship/Superheavy is scheduled for 8 AM Eastern Monday April 17, with a launch window lasting

By Dale Skran Image credit: Commercial LEO stations by Axiom, Blue Origin, and Lockheed Martin In a recent blog post I tackled the subject “What

By Dale Skran A term you will hear in many modern space discussions is “space sustainability.” Few space-related terms are used to mean such a

By Richard Howard On July 22, 2022, the Planetary Society held a Webinar event celebrating the three year anniversary of the solar sail deployment of

By Dale Skran Most NSS members take it for granted that the term “space development” is widely understood. After all, we have been running the

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

© by Dale Skran, NSS Chief Operating Officer Image: NASA Lucy mission will fly by eight asteroids (courtesy NASA) You can’t develop or settle that

Flight is first spaceflight from Spaceport America, New Mexico By Bob Brodbeck Image: Cabin interior with passenger seats rotated back in space (courtesy of Virgin

You are Invited to the National Space Society Space Forum Thursday, May 20, 2021, 9:00 to 10:15 PM EDT A Modern Day Space Elevator –

By Dale Skran On May 9th at 2:42 AM a Falcon 9 roared skyward lofting another 60 Starlink satellites to orbit. Ho-hum! That’s the 11th

One seat is up for auction. By Bob Brodbeck Image courtesy Blue Origin Today, May 5th, on the 60th anniversary of Alan Shepard’s Mercury 7

Below is a link to slides from an NSS presentation, “Fostering Scalable, Resilient Utility Infrastructure for Cislunar Space,” at the Fifty-Eighth session of the Scientific

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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