Ad Astra Volume 26 Number 2 Summer 2014

Ad Astra Volume 26 Number 2

Ad Astra

The magazine of the
National Space Society

Volume 26, Number 2
Summer 2014
 

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Cover image: Overall view of the space station flight control room in the Johnson Space Center’s Mission Control Center as flight controllers support rendezvous and docking operations of the Soyuz TMA- 04M spacecraft. Image: NASA.

Featured Articles:

12
LIFE IN MISSION CONTROL
By Paul Brower

18
FIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE FUTURE
By Clifford R. McMurray

22
MARKING MILESTONES ON THE WAY TO THE MOON
The Google Lunar XPrize
By Andrew Barton

26
REVIEWING SPACE SOLAR POWER POLICY
By Paul Werbos

30
SEA LEGISLATIVE BLITZ: A FIRST-TIMER’S EXPERIENCE
By Kimberly A. Terrell

32
THE ROLE OF NSS AT THE UNITED NATIONS
By Dave Dunlop

34
NSS BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION CANDIDATE STATEMENTS

46
SYNERGY BETWEEN SPACE SETTLEMENT AND ROBOTIC PLANETARY EXPLORATION
By Dale L. Skran, Jr.


Departments:

8
NSS ANNOUNCEMENTS
NSS Town Hall Meeting

9
LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
By Pat Silver

10
NSS CORRESPONDENCE
NSS Issues Position on Protecting Earth From Cosmic Impacts

47
LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CHAIR
Vision!
By Mark Hopkins

48
BOOKS
Starship Century: Toward the Grandest Horizon, edited by James Benford and Gregory Benford
Reviewed by Dale L. Skran, Jr.
The Astronaut Wives Club, by Lily Koppel
Reviewed by Clifford R. McMurray

50
CHAPTER LISTINGS

55
SIGNING OFF
The Shocking Behavior of a Speedy Star

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