Ad Astra Fall 2017 (Vol. 29, No. 3)

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Featured Articles:

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MOON SIGHTING: HOW WE FIRST SAW THE MOON
Part 2: The Era of the Space Age
By Lynne F. Zielinski

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NEXT GENERATION:

  • It’s About the People, by Andrew Aldrin
  • MIT Students Learn the Art of Planetary Defense, by Clifford R. McMurray
  • Students Participate in March Storm, by the Alliance for Space Development
  • Enterprise in Space: Educating Tomorrow’s Space Inhabitants, by Alice M. Hoffman, PE
  • Students Soar to International Space Station, by Dale Skran
  • Students Open a Gateway to Space Settlement, by Lynne F. Zielinski

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NASA’S DART TARGETS TWINS FOR ASTEROID DEFENSE
By John F. Kross

36
PRIVATIZING THE MOON
By Rod Pyle

38
PLANTING THE FLAG: A REVIEW OF U.S. PRIORITIES IN SPACE
By Dr. Greg Autry

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PIONEERS OLD AND YOUNG:
THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 2017

By Clifford R. McMurray

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WORLDS WITHOUT END:
EXOPLANETS ABOUND IN NEW SURVEYS

By John F. Kross

50
THE SPACE CHALLENGE PROJECT
By Thelma Sugay

52
SENIOR PROM OR ASTRONAUT TRAINING?
By Geoff Notkin

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38 UNIVERSITIES FOR SPACE PROGRAMS IN THE U.S.
By Ad Astra Editorial Team

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MADHU THANGAVELU
Department of Astronautical Engineering, USC
Interview by Chantelle Baier

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SPACEFLIGHT FOR THE PRICE OF A BMW
By Paul Shin


Departments:

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THE OUTER SPACE TREATY IS DOOMED
By Mark Hopkins

53
FRANK SIETZEN JR.: IN MEMORIAM
By Keith Cowing

68
2017 NSS AWARDS
By John K. Strickland

70
NSS CHAPTERS PROVIDE LIVE EDUCATION
By Claire Stephens McMurray

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NSS DONOR WILLIAM BROPHY
By Hoyt Davidson

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BOOKS
The Intrepid Saga, by M. D. Cooper
Reviewed by Brian Enke
Dream Missions: Space Colonies, Nuclear Spacecraft and Other Possibilities, by Michel van Pelt
Reviewed by Marianne Dyson

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NSS CHAPTERS

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LAST WORD: GODDARD ROCKET

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