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Featured Articles:

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ISDC 2018: IN LA AND BETTER THAN EVER

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SPACE BUSINESS CHALLENGES
By Marianne Dyson

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THE SECOND SPACE SETTLEMENT SUMMIT
By Bruce Pittman

20
THE NEXT GENERATION OF ROBOT EXPLORERS
By Steve Murray

24
A PALM HOUSE IN SPACE
By Geoff Notkin

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Out of the Ashes:
SPACEX ROCKETS TO A RECORD YEAR
By Dale Skran

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To the Stars, with Logic
A CONVERSATION WITH PROFESSOR HERMAN RUBIN
By Peter J. Schubert, PhD

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SPACE TUGS AT THE MOON
Commercial Delivery of Lunar Payloads on the Horizon 

By John F. Kross

32
AFTER ISS
By Clifford R. McMurray

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NEW RIDES TO THE MOON
By Dale L. Skran

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SPACE SETTLEMENT: NOW AND IN THE FUTURE
By Rod Pyle

44
HEAVEN’S GATE
Government and Industry Return to the Moon 

By John F. Kross

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THE DEFINITIVE TOP TEN SPACE INFLUENCERS FOR 2017
By Rod Pyle

Departments:

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From the Executive Committee Chair
WHAT HAS NSS DONE IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS?
By Mark Hopkins

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TOP ACTIVITIES: NSS WEST COAST CHAPTERS
By Claire Stephens McMurray

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THE TEXAS-CENTRAL REGIONAL SPACE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
By Clifford R. McMurray and Claire S. McMurray

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THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE SOLAR POWER STUDENT PROJECT COMPETITION
By John C. Mankins

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BOOKS
The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed, by Scott Parazynski
Reviewed by Clifford R. McMurray
Exoplanets: Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life Beyond Our Solar System, by Michael Summers and James Trefil
Reviewed by Loretta Hall

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NSS CHAPTERS

 

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