The magazine of the National Space Society
Volume 15, Number 4 Sept-Oct-Nov 2003
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ON THE COVER: NSS Photographer Joe Marino captures space shuttle Columbia in a time-exposed lift off in 1999.
Burt Rutan’s Personal Space
Aviation maverick Burt Rutan has his eye on the prizethe X Prize to be preciseand is building a means to capture it.
By Rob Loughran
Go along for the ride with Ecliptic Technologies innovative tools for keeping an eye on Space.
By Rebecca Stowers
A Woman of Space
In an excerpt from the new book Women
of Space: Cool Careers on the Final Frontier, meet a woman who dreams of building a Noahs Ark for space.
By Laura S. Woodmansee
The Spaceships that Never Were
Drawing board or desert flat – these next gen craft never quite got the green light.
By Travis K. Kircher
My Trip to Mars
NSS photographer Jim Marino suits up, trains, and joins the 400,000-plus who have already made the journey to Mars.
By Joe Marino
The New Etiquette of Propulsion
That disc-shaped thing in the sky? Maybe
it’s one of ours. The future of propulsion technology is that exotic…
By Meg Baker
The U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame welcomes its four newest inductees.
10 Policy Insight
12 Guest Space
42 Space Community