Ad Astra Volume 26 Number 3 Fall 2014

Ad Astra Volume 26 Number 3

Ad Astra

The magazine of the National Space Society

Volume 26, Number 3
Fall 2014
 

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Cover image: Astronauts train in the Neutral Buoyancy Facility at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Image: NASA.

Featured Articles:

10
INTERNATIONAL SPACE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 2014:
THE SPACE RENAISSANCE BEGINS

By Clifford R. McMurray

14
WHO WANTS TO BE AN ASTRONAUT?
PRETTY MUCH EVERYONE…

By Travis K. Kircher

20
A COMMERCIAL APPROACH TO DEBRIS CONTROL
By Donald F. Robertson

24
UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF SPACE ELEVATORS:
AN INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF ASTRONAUTICS STUDY

By Peter and Cathy Swan

28
SPACE IN THE GREAT PLAINS
By Mark Williamson

36
THE ANSARI X-PRIZE:
A CATALYST FOR COMMERCIAL SPACEFLIGHT
By Mike White

40
STUDENTS AT ISDC 2014 REACH NEW HEIGHTS
By Lynne F. Zielinski

42
NATIONAL SPACE SOCIETY AWARDS
By John K. Strickland

44
INTERNATIONAL SUNSAT DESIGN COMPETITION
By Don M. Flournoy

46
SPACE LAWYERS: MORE THAN MECHANICS OF THE LAW?
By Dr. George S. Robinson


Departments:

8
NSS ANNOUNCEMENTS
Tribute to Space Pioneer Frederick I. Ordway III

9
LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
By Pat Silver

47
LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CHAIR
Mackenzie Canter III: The Prestigious and Powerful NSS General Counsel
By Mark Hopkins

48
BOOKS
An Astronaut’s Guide to Life On Earth, by Col. Chris Hadfield
Reviewed by Steve Adamczyk
The Martian, by Andy Weir
Reviewed by Charlene Brusso

50
CHAPTER LISTINGS

55
SIGNING OFF
Morpheus Prototype Lander

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