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By George Mancuso Boeing Starliner, also known as Crew Space Transportation 100 (CST-100), Orbital Flight Test Mission 2 (OFT-2) lifted off atop an Atlas V

The National Space Society invites you to a Space Forum on Thursday, March 31, 202, 9:00 pm to 10:15 pm EDT Expanding Frontiers: Astropreneurship in

Better Futures is a new event series produced by Liftport Group which aims to bring together space community leaders to discuss space topics of interest.

© by Dale Skran, NSS Chief Operating Officer Image: February 3 Starlink launch, courtesy SpaceX SpaceX has just completed a remarkable ten launch sequence in

On behalf of the National Space Society you are invited to a Watch Party Thursday, February 10, 2022, 8:50 pm to 10:00 pm EST ELON

© by Dale Skran, NSS Chief Operating Officer Image: Inspiration4 crew, courtesy Inspiration4 I can’t believe I am finally writing this, but 2021 was the

© by Dale Skran, NSS Chief Operating Officer Image: Launch from Cosmic Girl, courtesy Virgin Orbit In terms of U.S. launch companies, SpaceX is lapping

© by Dale Skran, NSS Chief Operating Officer Image: Planned Neutron rocket with “chomper” fairing. Courtesy Rocket Lab. Rocket Lab continued as the Venture Class

© by Dale Skran, NSS Chief Operating Officer Image: Starships on the pad at Boca Chica, courtesy SpaceX The covid pandemic roared through 2021 leaving

Crewmember William Shatner speaks eloquently upon return from the record-breaking flight Today marks another dramatic first in the world of NewSpace, the second crewed flight

A Speculation by Dale Skran There have been a number of interesting recent developments in terms of new launchers that are likely to be actually

First All-Civilian Orbital Flight is a Milestone This week marks the launch of the first all-civilian orbital spaceflight, Inspiration4, aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule.

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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