The magazine of the National Space Society
Volume 14, Number 6 November-December 2002
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ON THE COVER: Our quest for knowledge about our universe continues unabated as represented by our cover illustration.
“W” in Space: The Story So Far
Taking stock of George W’s impact on space policy over his first two years in office.
By Jim Vedda
South American Space: The Brazilian Space Program in Review
Brazil continues its efforts to break into a very exclusive club.
By Frank Braun
A Milestone in Space Education: The New International Space University Campus in Strasbourg
School’s in! And in a brand new facility in Strasbourg, France.
By Pat Dasch
Larry Young: Astronauts in Trouble
Ad Astra talks to the force behind the critically acclaimed graphic novels.
By Jennifer M. Contino
Reading, Writing, and Sub-Orbital Mechanics
“Teacher-Naut” Barbara Morgan is go for 2004. Ad Astra talks to her about what it might mean for young people.
By Travis K. Kircher
Providing a Policy Foundationfor Nuclear Propulsion in Space
NASA has an historic opportunity for near-term progress if it can look beyond the Mars hype.
By Harry Dhillon
NASA’s EPO Program: Students and Communities Reach for the Stars
Education and Public Outreach programs are inspiring teachers and students across America.
By Rebecca Stowers
What first ignited your interest in space? A good bet it was something seen on the silver screen.
By Tammy Ruggles
4 Launch Pad
6 Mission Control
43 Space Community
48 Lifting Off