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Book Review: Fighting for Space

Book Review: Fighting for Space

The author skillfully uses the dual biography format in this revealing examination of the personalities and careers of Jackie Cochran and Jerrie Cobb, two women who aggressively pursued aviation careers and met head-to-head in the early 1960s when Dr. Randy Lovelace began testing women’s potential suitability as astronauts.

Book Review: The Sirens of Mars

Book Review: The Sirens of Mars

This book covers the history behind the search for life on Mars, written by a person who was intimately involved in this history. Despite the short length of 288 pages, the book has enough interesting facts and anecdotes to satisfy both serious Mars enthusiasts and newcomers to the subject.

The Records They Keep Falling: F9 First Stage flies for 7th time

The Records They Keep Falling: F9 First Stage flies for 7th time

By Dale Skran SpaceX continued to push the envelope of reusability with a November 24, 2020 launch of the 16th Starlink mission, bringing the total number of Starlinks launched to 955. For the first time, a Falcon 9 first stage flew and was recovered for the 7th time,...

Nightflight to Venus: Pioneer Venus, Arecibo, VOIR, and Magellan

Nightflight to Venus: Pioneer Venus, Arecibo, VOIR, and Magellan

This Space Available, By Emily Carney. The Arecibo Observatory was essential in discovering features of inner solar system planets, including Mars and Venus. Venus, the truly lesser-understood of the two planets, enjoyed an all-too-brief period of space exploration from the 1970s to the 1990s. Observations from Arecibo, used alongside observations by spacecraft, deepened our knowledge of the “Island of Clouds” (as referred to by author Gerald Brennan).

‘The Real Right Stuff’ Illuminates Mercury Program, Debuts Rare Material

‘The Real Right Stuff’ Illuminates Mercury Program, Debuts Rare Material

This Space Available, by Emily Carney. A documentary set to debut tomorrow on Disney+ sets out to recapture the actual world of the first U.S. astronauts, early NASA, and the people behind the effort to send the first Americans to space. The Real Right Stuff not only tells the astronauts’ story, but newly unearthed sources set the mood of the era – when the whole country and world were turned on to a new Space Age future.

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What is vision of the National Space Society (NSS)?
People living and working in thriving communities beyond the Earth, and the use of the vast resources of space for the dramatic betterment of humanity.
How can I help?
How does NSS influence space policy?
NSS releases position papers, runs a Political Action Network, participates in regular Congressional visit blitzes, and is a major thought leader on space issues. The United Nations also recognizes NSS as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with official observer status at relevant UN meetings.
How does NSS support education?
We at the National Space Society work to inspire the next generation of space leaders and believe space holds the key to the future of life on Earth. NSS educational activities include engaging teachers, students, and community in learning programs and providing educational opportunities that improve the quality of space-related education and themes. Our educational competitions, lessons, activities, and programs span grades K-12, university, and post-doctoral age levels as we strive to provide educational opportunities to advance the careers of space-interested students from around the world.
What about NSS in my community?
A chapter of the National Space Society is a relatively informal group of space enthusiasts who join together for camaraderie and to promote the NSS vision. See Directory of NSS Chapters.
What is ISDC?

The International Space Development Conference (ISDC) is the annual conference of the National Space Society, the premier citizen’s space conference bringing together NSS leaders and members with leading space sector managers, engineers, scientists, educators, and businessmen. The 2021 ISDC will be in Los Angeles.

 

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