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Test Flight Paves the Way for the Transformation of Human Spaceflight The National Space Society congratulates SpaceX on a partially successful test flight of its

The National Space Society invites you to the next Space Forum Thursday, January 19, 2023, 9:00 pm to 10:15 pm EDT Vikram-S Rocket: A Discussion

The National Space Society invites you to the next Space Forum Thursday, January 12, 2023, 9:00 pm to 10:15 pm EDT Commercial LEO Space Stations

By Dale Skran Image: Last SpaceX launch of 2022, EROS C-3, courtesy SpaceX. With the covid pandemic ebbing, the runway cleared for SpaceX to set

By Dale Skran With the long-awaited November 16, 2022 launch of the much delayed and far over budget Space Launch System on the Artemis 1

By Dale Skran Image: Falcon Heavy boosters landed (SpaceX, November 1, 2022) I was planning to write an overall update on the status of the

We would like to share with you this great 30-minute interview of Jared Isaacman, commander of last year’s Inspiration4 mission and commander of the Polaris

By Dale Skran In 2015 I wrote an article for Ad Astra titled “New to Flight: Reducing the Cost of Access to Space,” which reviewed

By Dale Skran A term you will hear in many modern space discussions is “space sustainability.” Few space-related terms are used to mean such a

The National Space Society is pleased to announce the latest Dr. Martine Rothblatt Space Settlement in Our Lifetime Competition, which will award three cash prizes

A Meditation By Dale Skran Image: Polaris Dawn crew courtesy SpaceX. On February 11th, 2022 Elon Musk gave his long-awaited Starship update, and for some

By George Mancuso After six (6) days docked to the International Space Station (ISS), Boeing Starliner departed for the critical mission landing phase on May

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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