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By Hoyt Davidson, NSS Executive Vice President The National Space Society celebrates the 100th anniversary of the seminal 1923 publication of Hermann Oberth’s Die Rakete
STS-5 crew walkout, November 11, 1982. Front, from left: PLT Robert Overmyer and CDR Vance Brand. Back, from left: MS Bill Lenoir, George Abbey, and
Neil Armstrong somehow finds some time to practice landing on the Moon while he simultaneously spends 4,000 hours in the X-15. Real caption from NASA:
1962 NASA photo: “Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. looks into a Celestial Training Device (globe) during training in the Aeromedical Laboratory at Cape Canaveral, Florida.”
Square-jawed Dr. Ed Gibson gets ready to upset some space journalists, NASA photo, Sept. 10, 1973: “Scientist-astronaut Edward G. Gibson, science pilot for the third
This year, the space community lost many notables, including Gene Cernan, Dick Gordon, and Paul Weitz (pictured aboard Skylab). NASA photo, June 1973: “Astronaut Paul
From July 18, 1966: “Astronaut Michael Collins, command pilot, is photographed inside the spacecraft during the Gemini 10 mission.” NASA photo. The late 1980s represented
Several proposed military space programs, including the Manned Orbiting Laboratory program, are covered in Amazing Stories of the Space Age, Rod Pyle’s newest book. Image
Venus: the enigma of the Solar System, and Island of Clouds’ target. Gerald Brennan’s newest book supposes NASA sent astronauts on a flyby mission to
Emily Carney is a writer, space enthusiast, and creator of the This Space Available space blog, published since 2010. In January 2019, Emily’s This
When smoke gets in your eyes: 1965 Life magazine photo. In September, John Young’s autobiography Forever Young, edited by Neil Armstrong’s biographer James Hansen, was
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A NEW SPACE AGE
By Mark Hopkins (Summer 2016) On March 16, 2016, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher introduced the “Space Exploration, Development, and Settlement Act of 2016” into the U.
By Mark Hopkins (Fall 2015) The long-run goal of the National Space Society (NSS) is people living and working in thriving communities beyond the Earth,
The National Space Society’s 2011 ISDC gala was held off-site from the conference hotel at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration. This provided an elegant
Traditionally, environmentalists argue we should protect the environment because this is good for human welfare. No one wants polluted air or water. A beautiful view
Since Fred Ordway and I led a panel discussion on “How the Space Movement Began” during the 2010 ISDC, it has become apparent that there
Space development has been good for the environment. It was a satellite that detected the ozone hole in the atmosphere, and today that hole is
The Space Movement is about more than space: it is about a hopeful future for humanity. You can expect to hear the term Space Movement
Opinion by Dale Skran, NSS COO Image: Blue Origin team after the July 20 successful flight. Courtesy Blue Origin. The age of space tourism at