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Led the Engineering for Mars Rover Missions Rob Manning, the Chief Engineer for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will appear at the National Space Society’s 2024

NASA Luminary Had a Key Role Across the History of Human Spaceflight George W. S. Abbey, who had a key role in the American human

Famed Star Trek actor, celebrity, and private astronaut William Shatner will appear at the National Space Society’s 2024 International Space Development Conference (ISDC) in May.

Yesterday’s Test Flight Brings Frequent and Affordable Spaceflight Closer Than Ever On the morning of March 14 SpaceX conducted a third test flight of its

Private Mission to the Moon Marks America’s First Lunar Landing Since 1972 In a milestone achievement, private company Intuitive Machines succeeded in scoring the first

Ms. Melroy Joined the National Space Society’s Rod Pyle and Space.com’s Tariq Malik NASA Deputy Administrator Pamela Melroy joined Ad Astra magazine Editor-in-Chief Rod Pyle

Speaking Proposals will be Accepted at the Conference Portal Through March 31, 2024 The National Space Society invites those interested in presenting at the annual

NASA’s Office of Technology, Policy, and Strategy Publishes Report on Clean Power from Space but Leaves Critical Gaps in Technology and Economic Assessments Image: A

New Booster Offers Competition and Dependability for U.S. Launch Requirements The new United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vulcan booster launched on its maiden journey at 2:18

Image: Dr. Greg Autry, second from left, and Michelle Hanlon, at far right, testifying at the House hearing. On December 12, Dr. Greg Autry and

Image of Kalpana One space settlement courtesy Bryan Versteeg, spacehabs.com $32,000 in Cash Awards Given for Best Space-Related Business Plans — Deadline March 1, 2024

Speaking Proposals will be Accepted at the Conference Website Through March 31, 2024 Potential speakers are welcome to submit abstracts for the National Space Society’s

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Image of Kalpana One space settlement courtesy Bryan Versteeg, spacehabs.com $32,000 in Cash Awards Given for Best Space-Related Business Plans — Deadline March 1, 2024

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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