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Video Spots Explain the Benefits of Clean and Unlimited Space-Based Solar Power to Our Planet The National Space Society announced today its “Dear Earth” campaign

Opinion by Dale Skran A big thanks to John Mankins for some key ideas and examples. Note that one section as noted was updated a

Research paper added to the NSS Space Solar Power Library: Opportunities and Challenges for Space Solar for Remote Installations, Naval Research Laboratory, October 2019. EXECUTIVE

International Space Station astronaut Jessica Meir completed the first U.S. Naval Research Laboratory power-beaming demonstration in orbit February 12, 2020, using relatively simple components suitable

Abstract The National Space Society (NSS) proposes a public/private partnership approach to develop and demonstrate space solar power at a sufficiently high level of technical

From Dale Skran, Chair of the NSS Executive Committee: NSS VP of Space Development Greg Autry has an essay on the American Energy Society website.

NSS has just issued a new Position Paper on “Space Solar Power: Enabling a Green Future with Economic Growth.” The United States and the rest

This excellent 9-minute TED talk on space solar power is presented by Paul Jaffe, PhD, of the Naval Research Laboratory Space Engineering Department. Paul does

SPACE Canada and the National Space Society (NSS), working with the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Power Committee, the Global Space Solar Power Working Group (GSSP-WG)

By Al Globus Copyright © 2016 Al Globus Published in the French language magazine Diplomatie PDF version of this article Very smart and capable people

This article was originally published here by The Post, a student publication at Ohio University, and is reproduced with permission. By Lauren Fisher To Ohio

Your signature on this petition will have a very real and positive impact on the United States of America and on all future generations of

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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