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Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Casey Suire Title: The Next Space Race: A Blueprint for American Primacy Authors: Richard M. Harrison and Peter A. Garretson Format:

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Susan Raizer Title: Dinner on Mars: The Technologies That Will Feed the Red Planet and Transform Agriculture on Earth Author: Lenore

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Peter Spasov Title: Bennu 3-D: Anatomy of an Asteroid Authors: Dante S. Lauretta, Brian May, Carina A. Bennett, Kenneth S. Coles,

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Douglas G. Adler Title: The Six: The Untold Story of America’s First Women Astronauts Author: Loren Grush Format: Hardcover/Kindle Pages: 432

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Peter Spasov Title: The Boy Who Reached for the Stars: A Memoir Author: Elio Morillo with Cecilia Molinari Format: Hardcover, Kindle

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: John J. Vester Title: Well, Doc, You’re In: Freeman Dyson’s Journey through the Universe Editor: David Kaiser Format: Hardcover/Kindle Pages: 304

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Casey Suire Title: When the Heavens Went on Sale: The Misfits and Geniuses Racing to Put Space Within Reach Author: Ashlee

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: John J. Vester Title: NASA’s Voyager Missions: Exploring the Outer Solar System and Beyond (Second Edition) Author: Ben Evans NSS Amazon

Category: Fiction Reviewed by: Casey Suire Title: Titan of Cislunar Space Author: Peter J. Schubert NSS Amazon link for this book Format: Paperback/Kindle Pages: 497

This Space Available, By Emily Carney. The recently-released book The New Guys: The Historic Class of Astronauts That Broke Barriers and Changed the Face of

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Mark Lardas Title: Why Am I Taller? What Happens to an Astronaut’s Body in Space Author: Dr. Dave Williams and Elizabeth

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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