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By Bailey Cunningham, NSS Legal Fellow Humans are at the brink of a new era of space exploration. We are bound only by our imagination, ingenuity—and cost. As NSS Vice President of Space Development Greg Autry pointed out in an article in Forbes, “Launch cost has...
The second volume of Neil Armstrong letters. In some respects, both volumes tell Armstrong’s story in ways better than even Hansen’s earlier masterpiece biography of Armstrong, First Man. The words and thoughts in each of the two books of letters are Armstrong’s own words and thoughts.
A must-have book for all space enthusiasts, this collection of letters, cards, telegrams, and e-mails gives readers an idea how fame affected Neil Armstrong’s life following Apollo 11. Society’s treatment, both good and bad, of heroes is demonstrated throughout this work.
The National Space Society (NSS) commends NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine for his signal achievement announced on October 13 that seven countries have signed on to the Artemis Accords along with the United States. Those countries are Australia, Canada, Italy,...
By Bob Brodbeck This morning at 8:36 am CST the Blue Origin New Shepard space flight program resumed at the company’s West Texas facility with the successful flight of mission NS-13, the thirteenth consecutive successful flight of the New Shepard suborbital launch...
By Jessica Andrews, NSS Legal Fellow As a crowning achievement of international cooperation in tense times, the International Space Station (ISS) has housed various groups of space travelers since 2000. Currently the ISS is funded only through 2024, though the current...
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