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This Space Available, by Emily Carney. A second volume of letters, A Reluctant Icon: Letters to Neil Armstrong, is Hansen’s latest contribution to Armstrong scholarship, and lives up to its title; it shows a First Man who, while being unfailingly modest and polite, is more at ease turning down public appearances and entreaties to reveal more about his personal beliefs and peccadilloes than making splashy celebrity cameos. In turn, the less-than-revealing Armstrong reveals a lot about his personality, and his values – even by his silence.
Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Clifford R. McMurray Title: Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut’s Story of Invention Author: Kathryn D. Sullivan NSS Amazon link for this book Format: Hardcover/Paperback/Kindle/Audiobook Pages: 304 Publisher: The MIT Press Date:...
For those old enough to recall, the content of this book will bring back lots of memories of an almost forgotten aspect of the early space race era. While it can be difficult reading because of its blending of numerous DoD/USAF papers and reports of the time, it provides an essential perspective of American space history.
The National Space Society applauds NASA’s announcement today that calls for robust agreements (Artemis Accords) with international partners based on a common set of principles governing the exploration and use of outer space, including commercial activities. “While...
By Al Globus NSS Board of Directors Here’s an intriguing approach to an early free-space settlement. These settlements rotate to produce artificial gravity so the kids will grow up with strong bones and muscles. Launch cost is the most vexing problem for building such...
A potential Earth-destroying disaster looms, so humanity must establish a colony on Mars soon. This is the premise driving Arcadia Mars. Though fiction, this story portrays a thoroughly detailed and plausible program for settlement based on a realistic extrapolation of technology into the near future.
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