Ad Astra Volume 24 Number 3 – Fall 2012

Ad Astra Volume 24 Number 3

Ad Astra

The magazine of the National Space Society

Volume 24, Number 3
Fall 2012
 

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Cover image courtesy SpaceX.

Featured Articles:

12
ISDC 2012 Looking into the Promised Land
By Clifford R. McMurray

16
MILESTONES TO SPACE SETTLEMENT: AN NSS ROADMAP
Introduction and Outline of the complete online Roadmap

20
THE TYRANNY OF THE ROCKET EQUATION

By Atronaut Don Pettit (written aboard the International Space Station)

26
DRAGON SOARS TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
By Douglas Messier

30
IS A MOON BASE IN OUR FUTURE?
By Gordon Woodcock

34
X-37B: THE AIR FORCE’S NEW SPACE PLANE
By David Kane

38
NSS RECOGNIZES STUDENT SPACE SETTLEMENT DESIGN WINNERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
By Lynne F. Zielinski

42
2012 NATIONAL SPACE SOCIETY AWARDS
Honorees at the 2012 NSS International Space Development Conference
By John K. Strickland

44
KSI AND NSS BRING SPACE TO THE CAROLINA COAST
By Walt Putnam


Departments:

8
LETTER FROM HEADQUARTERS
Onward, Upward…On the Shoulders of Giants
By Paul Damphousse

9
LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
By Pat Silver

40
2012 NATIONAL SPACE SOCIETY AWARDS CEREMONY

41
HERITAGE PANEL REFLECTS ON THE PAST AND LOOKS TO THE FUTURE
By Ariel I. Rayman

46
LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
We Are Winning!
By Mark Hopkins

47
NSS CORRESPONDENCE
Space Experience Economy Seminars
By John Spencer

48
BOOKS
Mirror Earth: The Search for Our Planet’s Twin, by Michael D. Lemonick
Reviewed by Charlene Brusso
At Home In Space: The Late Seventies into the Eighties, by Ben Evans
Reviewed by Stephen Adamczyk

50
CHAPTER LISTINGS

55
SIGNING OFF
Psychedelic space

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