Ad Astra Volume 13 Number 4 2001

Ad Astra Magazine Vol 13 No 4

Ad Astra

The magazine of the National Space Society

Volume 13, Number 4 July – August 2001

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ON THE COVER: The view of the exterior of the International Space Station and orbital sunrise. Photo: NASA/JSC

Featured Articles:

19
International Space Cooperation: Economy as a Main Driver.[PDF]
By W. Peeters

24
Listening To Whispers From Space
A Behind-the-scenes Tour of the DSN Antenna System at Goldstone.
By Larry Evans

26
Japan’s Future In Space
Evolution of an Independent Space Power.
By Joan Johnson-Freese

32
A Space University
An Idea for Learning Beyond Earth.
By Louis Mazza

34
Battlestar Galactica Lives!
Why the US Military Rejects “Faster, Cheaper, Better.”
By Dwayne A. Day

42
Shooting Gallery Special:
Shooting The Shuttle

Ad Astra photographers tell their story in words and photographs on what it takes to become a “Remote Rat.”
By Joe Marino

Departments:

2 Chairman’s Message

3 Letters

4 Mission Control

12 NSS in Action

18 Countdown

38 Center for Lunar Research

40 NSS Chapters

48 Spacefaring

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