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Image: View from Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity December 13th, 2018 (courtesy of Virgin Galactic). By Bob Brodbeck A historic milestone in space development, and especially

By George Mancuso On September 16, 2014, NASA awarded Boeing and SpaceX contracts to provide crewed launch services to the International Space Station (ISS). For

The 11-minute video below by an outfit called Startup Division depicts the formidable competition that Space-X is and will be facing for lowered launch costs.

Artist’s concept of the Big Falcon Spaceship (BFS) docked with the International Space Station. Image credit: SpaceX. OPINION by Dale Skran, NSS Executive Vice President

Image: SpaceX Trifecta: Falcon Heavy, Falcon 9 Block 5, Dragon 2 By Dale Skran, NSS Executive Vice President Copyright 2018 SpaceX has three major goals for

Thanks to National Space Society’s affiliate the International Space Elevator Consortium, we have substantially updated and expanded our Space Elevator Library. Check it out!    

Boeing version: Trailer for “Journey to Space” IMAX 3D film opening February 2015. SpaceX version: Animation of Falcon Heavy launch with booster return.

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has announced a design for an integrated system for human spaceflight that can be launched to low Earth orbit (LEO) using

SpaceX released the following statement July 23: Following last week’s successful launch of six ORBCOMM satellites, the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage reentered Earth’s atmosphere

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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