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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

Educator and STEM Advocate Feted by American Astronautical Society Janet Ivey, known for her PBS show “Janet’s Planet” and as an advocate of STEM/STEAM education

NSS Joins with Beyond Earth Institute and Space Frontier Foundation to Prevent Devastating Budget Cuts The National Space Society recently joined forces with the Beyond

NSS Makes the Case for Facilitating Sustainability on Earth by Expanding Humanity into Space On September 15, 2023, the National Space Society, in partnership with

Image: The Moon’s surface from Chandrayaan-3. Credit: ISRO. NSS Indian Chapters Jubilant Over Successful Touchdown Just a few days after Russia’s Luna 26 lander apparently

Photo: Pluto as imaged by New Horizons, the first spacecraft to do so. Credit: NASA/SWRI/JHUAPL. Plans Include Dismissal of Current Science Staff—National Space Society Urges

Past Award Winners Include an X-15 Pilot, Astronauts, Test Pilots, and Other Aerospace Luminaries On August 15, 2023, National Space Society Chief Executive Officer Anita

Appointed to Seat Left Vacant by Passing of Long-Serving NSS Officer Mark Hopkins On July 12, Gabriel Rothblatt, a longtime space settlement advocate, political figure,

The Sub-Orbital Journey Presages an Age of Space Tourism On June 29, Virgin Galactic flew its first entirely commercial mission, dubbed “Galactic 01.” The suborbital

As the 27th Nation to Sign the Accords, India Brings Significant Scientific and Industrial Strengths to the Moon Program Image: Indian Ambassador Taranjit Sandhu signs

The Guayaquil Space Society Promoted Ecuador’s Joining of NASA-Led Lunar Coalition Image: Gustavo Manrique Miranda, Ecuador’s foreign affairs minister, signs the Artemis Accords in a

Allied Space Advocacy Groups Propose Creation of a New Sustainable Goal for Space Development Image: Karlton D. Johnson, Chair of the NSS Board of Governors

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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

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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