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By Alfred Anzaldua NSS Executive Vice President The National Space Society (NSS) notes the groundswell of space advocacy groups and entities decrying the lack of commercial provisions in House NASA Authorization bill (H.R. 5666). Provisions for flexibly leveraging...read more
Abstract The National Space Society (NSS) proposes a public/private partnership approach to develop and demonstrate space solar power at a sufficiently high level of technical maturity that commercial energy providers can subsequently build initial operational systems...read more
This Space Available by Emily Carney. In the last installment of this series, we saw Dr. Brian O’Leary trade his “cup of tea” – a career in astronomy, and aiding in Gerard K. O’Neill’s space settlement initiatives – for an unlikely new path that would become the subject of much derision among his former colleagues. While O’Leary rather pointedly abandoned the ideas of his friend and colleague, O’Neill himself would adapt to the new decade surprisingly well after his first flush of fame abated, and when his treatises about space settlements and futurism lost some of their luster with the public.read more
The National Space Society (NSS) recognizes and supports all activities that help to enable commercial space development and settlement. Unfortunately, H.R. 5666 represents a dramatic step back from such activities. NSS agrees with the Commercial Spaceflight...read more
Dale Skran, Chair of the NSS Executive Committee, writes: I strongly suggest reading the recent article "What is the Moon Treaty and is it still useful?" in Filling Space based on an interview with NSS's Michelle Hanlon (pictured). Michelle is the Chair of the NSS...read more
By George Mancuso NASA and SpaceX successfully completed an in-flight abort demonstration of the Dragon 2 spacecraft from a Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday January 19, 2020. The launch abort test began at 10:30 a.m. EST with liftoff from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy...read more
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