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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

You are Invited to the next NSS Space Forum Thursday, April 7, 202, 9:00 pm to 10:15 pm EDT “Navigating an Increasingly Crowded Space: New

The Northern Illinois University Law Review will host its 2022 Symposium on “Sustainable Development in Space Law: Ethical and Economic Considerations of Settlement in Outer

NSS President Michelle Hanlon and NSS Vice President of Space Development Greg Autry have been writing key articles on recent events. An article by Hanlon

The mission of the National Space Society’s (NSS) Legal Fellows Program is to provide gifted and highly motivated law students with a national platform to

By Fisher Smith, NSS Legal Fellow In recent years, private companies have begun to push the boundaries of outer space, making it more affordable to

By Leana Brown, NSS Legal Fellow In 1957 the USSR launched the first artificial satellite to orbit Earth, Sputnik. Since then, increased space activity and

By Jessica Berger, NSS Legal Fellow Pollution isn’t the first thing people usually think of when they are talking about space exploration and development. But

By Laura Brady, NSS Legal Fellow Krafft Ehricke once said, “If God wanted [hu]man[s] to become a spacefaring species, He would have given [hu]man[s] a

By Fisher Smith, NSS Legal Fellow Why should we spend the money, effort and time focusing on outer space exploration and development? After all, it’s

By Bailey Cunningham, NSS Legal Fellow In 1897, H.G. Wells envisioned a Martian invasion. Today we know there is no need to panic, but that

By Laura Brady, NSS Legal Fellow It has been over forty years since astronaut Eugene Cernan left the Moon and returned to Earth. Since then,

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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