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By Melissa Silva In what will likely be one of the final “firsts” in Earth-orbital spacewalking, at 7:38 a.m. EDT yesterday, astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir switched their spacesuits to internal power and made history, conducting the first all-female...read more
By Dale Skran Copyright 2019 On October 9th, a Russian Proton lofted Northrup Grumman’s first satellite life-extension vehicle from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV) is designed to extend the life of satellites by providing...read more
Former Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, A Space Age pioneer and the first human to perform an extravehicular activity, or spacewalk, died today, October 11, at the age of 85. As part of the early cadre of Soviet cosmonauts, Leonov exited his Voskhod 2 spacecraft,...read more
From Dale Skran, Chair of the NSS Executive Committee: Karlton Johnson, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Space Society, has a great Op-Ed at Space.com titled "Spread the Word: Space Development Benefits Earth." I urge every NSS member to read and...read more
Opinion by Dale L. Skran Just before Elon Musk made his impressive Starship progress update, NASA Administrator Bridenstine tweeted out the following: This statement left space advocates scratching their heads about what it might mean. There’s been a lot of...read more
By Dale Skran On the evening of Saturday September 28th, Elon Musk provided an exciting update on Starship progress at Boca Chica, Texas. By the time you read this, you’ll have probably seen some good articles in the space press summarizing the talk (the entire talk...read more
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