Ad Astra Spring 2016

Ad Astra Magazine Volume 28 Number 1

Ad Astra

The magazine of the National Space Society

Volume 28, Number 1 Spring 2016

 

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Cover image: The Grand Prize winner of the Space Settlement Design contest is shown on this issue’s cover.

Featured Articles:

12
NSS’S INTERNATIONAL SPACE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 2016 IN PUERTO RICO

18
HUMANS ORBITING MARS
A Critical Step in a Sustainable, Executable, and Affordable Mars Exploration Campaign
By John Logsdon and Casey Dreier

24
HOW TO THINK ABOUT GOING TO MARS
By Dale L. Skran

30
THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION: TESTBED FOR DEEP-SPACE MISSIONS
By Clifford R. McMurray

34
IS THE CHINA SPACE STATION THE NEW ISS?
By Mark Williamson

38
SPACE IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK:

What Happens in the Atmosphere as You Ascend to the Stars
By Paul Contursi

42
THE ART OF LIVING AND WORKING IN SPACE SETTLEMENTS:
Winners of the Roadmap to Space Settlement Student Art Contest

By Lynne F. Zielinski

44
TOUCHING STUDENTS’ LIVES:
Space Settlement Teachers Acieve NSS Excellence Awards
By Lynne F. Zielinski

45
CONSTRUCTING SPACE HABITATS
The NSS Roadmap to Space Settlement Student Art Contest
By Lynne F. Zielinski


Departments:

7
LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
By Pat Silver

8
NSS CORRESPONDENCE
New NSS International Chapter in India Founded in Honor of Dr. Kalam
By Karishma Inamdar, President and Founder

10
NSS ANNOUNCEMENTS
NSS Congratulates Blue Origin on First Return to Launch Site of New Shepard

46
LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CHAIR
China, the National Space Society, and Space Solar Power
By Mark Hopkins

47
SPACE SETTLEMENT COLUMN
Space Colonization: “What are we waiting for?”
By Keith Brian Lewis

48
BOOKS
Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age, by Doug Millard (Editor)
Reviewed by Christopher Skillman
A Passion for Space: Adventures of a Pioneering Female NASA Flight Controller, by Marianne J. Dyson
Reviewed by Claire Stephens McMurray

50
CHAPTER LISTINGS

55
SIGNING OFF
Clear Skies Over the United States

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