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From NASA: “Taken by the Viking 1 lander shortly after it touched down on Mars, this image is the first photograph ever taken from the

From NASA: “This photograph of the sun, taken on Dec. 19, 1973, during the third and final manned Skylab mission (Skylab 4), shows one of

From NASA: “On August 20, 1975, Viking 1 was launched by a Titan/Centaur rocket from Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at

NSS Enterprise in Space Orbiter Design Contest The NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise never made it to orbit. While that was the original intent, subsequent redesigns

This new image of the Earth at night is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite over

2012 was the year we conquered Mars again. JPL/NASA photo, taken from the Curiosity Rover.  Despite the absence of the space shuttle, space in 2012

My creation.  According to our buddies at Caltech and JPL, Mars Curiosity has made a huge Mars discovery that “is gonna be one for the

11:03 p.m.: To watch it live, check out NASA TV online. Programming begins at 11:30 p.m. EDT. Hey guys! 11:33 p.m.: Here’s MSL now:  Thanks

Hey all, I need some time to even synthesize my thoughts about the Kennedy Space Center NASA Social. Tonight, I will be liveblogging the MSL

We will also be treated to a preview of MSL’s upcoming landing, which will be about as challenging as fitting three gallons of crazy into

1200 x 1200 pixel 500 kilobyte version 8000 x 8000 pixel 16 megabyte version This striking “Blue Marble” image of the Earth was taken January

There is an average of more than one planet per star in the Milky Way Image Credit: NASA / ESA / ESO With the forthcoming

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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