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Blue Origin New Shepard Flight 12 Success

By Bob Brodbeck After a one-day delay due to high winds and then fog, Blue Origin this morning Wednesday, December 11th, made its last test flight of 2019 with the New Shepard suborbital rocket system. The twelfth New Shepard system flight (NS-12) launched at 11:43 am...

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Review: For All Mankind Paints An Alternate Apollo With Vivid Brush Strokes

The new series For All Mankind (available on Apple TV+ and created by Ronald D. Moore, who has worked on Star Trek and created the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica) is almost made for those who snapped up Quest’s summer special issue, or for those who enjoy the alternate space history visions offered by Gerald Brennan (whose latest, Island of Clouds, captured an alternately incredible and nightmarish journey to Venus under the auspices of the Apollo Applications Program). It’s fun, it’s heartbreaking, and it’s downright realistic, which will undoubtedly satisfy the hardcore (read: nitpicking) space history buffs. Note: this review contains some spoilers.

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NSS Position Paper: The Artemis Moon Program

A new NSS Position Paper just released is reproduced in full below. We also have a PDF copy. The NASA Artemis Moon program aims to land the first woman and the next man on the Moon by 2024, a goal that the National Space Society (NSS) applauds. Due to recent efforts...

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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 next ISDC is in Dallas, Texas May 28-31, 2020 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel & Convention Center.

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