Ad Astra Volume 23 Number 2 – Summer 2011

Ad Astra Volume 23 Number 2

Ad Astra

The magazine of the
National Space Society

Volume 23, Number 2
Summer 2011
 

 

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Cover image courtesy NASA.

Featured Articles:

14
GETTING BACK TO THE MOON
Who’s Doing the Heavy Lifting?

By John F. Kross

18
ACCELLERATING INNOVATION AT NASA THROUGH THE PRINCIPLES OF OPEN GOVERNMENT
by Lealem Mulugeta, Nicholas Skytland, and Christopher Gerty

22
REMEMBERING YURI GAGARIN
The First Man in Space
By Clifford McMurray

26
AFFORDABLE EXPLORATION
By Gordon Woodcock

30
LUNAR RESOURCES:
Unlocking the Space Frontier
By Paul Spudis

34
LIVING OFF THE LAND:
Lunar Mining for Human Space Settlement
By Greg Baiden

38
ARTS, HUMANITIES, AND CULTURE IN SPACE EXPLORATION:
On the Ground, In the Sky, and into Outer Space
By Frank Pietronigro

Other Features:

42
Tribute:
NASA COMMEMORATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF CHALLENGER DISASTER
By Ariel Rayman

43
THIRTY YEARS AND COUNTING: A REFLECTION ON A GENERATION OF ISDCS
By Dale Amon

44
ISDC 2011 AWARD WINNERS
By John K. Strickland

45
NSS GOES TO WASHINGTON
Blitz Coverage
By Chris Carberry

46:
ORBITAL SPACE SETTLEMENT
By Al Globus


Departments:

8
LETTER FROM HEADQUARTERS
Through the Looking Glass: The Future of U.S. Space Policy
By Gary Barnhard

9
LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
By Pat Silver

11
NSS ANNOUNCEMENTS
NSS Downlink: Monthly News from National Space Society

12
NSS CORRESPONDENCE
An Update for NSS Space Ambassadors
By Lee Jones

47
STATEMENT FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Super Deep Ecology: The Greening of Space
By Mark Hopkins

48
BOOKS
Lunar Settlements, edited by Haym Benaroya
Reviewed by Steve Adamczyk
Martian Summer: Robot Arms, Cowboy Spacemen, and My 90 Days with the Phoenix Mars Mission, by Andrew Kessler
Reviewed by Charlene Brusso
Starman: The Truth Behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin, by Jamie Doran and Piers Bizony.
Reviewed by Clifford R. McMurray
(on page 25)

50
CHAPTER LISTINGS

55
SIGNING OFF
Seeing Red: The Whirlpool Galaxy in Near-Infrared

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