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Featured Articles:

16
JOHN YOUNG: THE QUIET MAN
By Clifford R. McMurray

18
THE NSS SPACE AMBASSADORS PROGRAM TAKES OFF AGAIN
By Stevan Akerley, Loretta Hall, and Jeff Smith

20
JEFF BEZOS AND THE SETTLEMENT OF SPACE
By Bruce Pittman

24
THE POWER OF BEAUTIFUL SPACES: RAJIV UTTAMCHANDANI
By Brittany Fetkin

24
A PALM HOUSE IN SPACE
By Geoff Notkin

26
THE WORD THAT CHANGED MY VIEW OF EVERYTHING
By Anthony Paustian, Ph.D.

28
A PASSION FOR STEAM: A CONVERSATION WITH ASTRONAUT NICOLE STOTT
By Brittany Fetkin

30
ALL THE PRESIDENT’S SPACEMEN
By Geoff Notkin

34
WHY COLONIZE MARS
By Shaun Moss

38
LEARNING TO ANSWER THE RIGHT QUESTIONS
By Clifford R. McMurray

40
HEAVY METAL: FALCON HEAVY’S SUCCESSFUL DEBUT OPENS NEW VISTAS
By John F. Kross

46
THE DAY MARS DIED
The Historic Journey of Mariner 4 

By Rod Pyle

50
BATTLE OF THE COLOSSI: ROUND TWO
SLS vs Falcon Heavy vs New Glenn

By Dale L. Skran

56
“ARTEMIS”
A Conversation with Andy Weir, Part 1
With Rod Pyle

60
THE SECOND SPACE SETTLEMENT SUMMIT
By Bruce Pittman

Departments:

5
Letter from the Managing Editor
AN EXCITING MONTH AHEAD
By Aggie Kobrin

7
From the Executive Committee Chair
THE STRATEGIC PLAN OF THE NATIONAL SPACE SOCIETY
By Mark Hopkins

62
PACIFIC RIM CHAPTERS WILL BE PROMINENT AT ISDC 2018
By Claire Stephens McMurray

64
BIG IDEAS EMERGE FROM THE SECOND SPACE SETTLEMENT SUMMIT
By Rod Pyle

66
BOOKS
Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery, by Scott Kelly
Reviewed by Clifford R. McMurray
Artemis, by Andy Weir
Reviewed by Robert A. Lee

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NSS CHAPTERS

 

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