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Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Susan Raizer Title: From the Garage to Mars: Memoir of a Space Entrepreneur Author: Scott Tibbitts Format: Paperback/Kindle Pages: 254 Publisher:

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by Clifford R. McMurray Title: Red Moon Rising: How America Will Beat China on the Final Frontier Author: Greg Autry and Peter

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Susan Raizer Title: Sharing Space: An Astronaut’s Guide to Mission, Wonder, and Making Change Author: Cady Coleman Format: Hardcover/Kindle Pages: 272

Two new books shed light on the vulnerability of space launches to technology and human decision-making. Challenger: A True Story of Heroism and Disaster on

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Mark Lardas Title: The Spacelab Story: Science Aboard the Shuttle Author: Ben Evans Format: Paperback/Kindle Pages: 455 Publisher: Springer Date: April

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Casey Suire Title: NASA’s Discovery Program: The First Twenty Years of Competitive Planetary Exploration Author: Susan Niebur, with David W. Brown

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Peter Spasov Title: The Music of Space: Scoring the Cosmos in Film and Television Author: Chris Carberry Format: Paperback/Kindle Pages: 307

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Peter Spasov Title: Alien Earths: The New Science of Planet Hunting in the Cosmos Author: Lisa Kaltenegger Format: Hardcover, Kindle Pages:

Category: Children’s Books Reviewed by: Susan Raizer Title: An Unlikely Astronaut Author: Susan Kilrain with Francis French Illustrator: Becky Hardy Age Range: 5-8 years Format:

Category: Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Casey Suire Title: Japan in Space: Past, Present and Future Author: Brian Harvey Format: Paperback/Kindle Pages: 448 Publisher: Springer Date: November

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Mark Lardas Title: The Asteroid Hunter: A Scientist’s Journey to the Dawn of Our Solar System Author: Dante S. Lauretta Format:

Category: Children’s Books Reviewed by: Casey Suire Title: Star Sailor: The Overview Effect Chronicles Authors: Annahita Nezami and Frank White Format: Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle Pages:

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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