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Featured Articles:

18
THE LITTLE HELICOPTER THAT COULD
By Rod Pyle

23
PROMISING THE MOON?
The Current State of Human Spaceflight Beyond Earth Orbit

By John F. Kross

30
ELON MUSK: STARSHIP TROOPER
By Rand Simberg

35
THE INVASION OF MARS
The Long Journey of Mars Odyssey

By Jordan Strickler

38
HOW MUCH GRAVITY DO WE NEED FOR LONG DURATION SPACE FLIGHT
By Jeff Greason

42
HOW MANY ASTRONAUTS?
By Kerry M. Joels

45
UPDATE ON INDIA’S SPACE PROGRAM
By Srinivas Laxman

48
YOUR JOB IN SPACE
The Universities Space Research Association
By Melissa Silva

Departments:

9
From the Editor: SPACE DEVELOPMENT IS A GLOBAL ENDEAVOR
By Rod Pyle

11
From the NSS President
SPACE: A COMMONWEALTH OF HUMANITY
By Michele Hanlon

15
THE RED PILL OF POSSIBILITY
By Anthony Paustian, Ph.D.

51
MEDIA and BOOKS

The High Frontier: The Untold Story of Dr. Gerard K. O’Neill (88-minute video documentary)
Reviewed by Emily Carney

Space Mining and Manufacturing: Off-World Resources and Revolutionary Engineering Techniques, by Davide Sivolella
Reviewed by Marianne J. Dyson

Shuttle Houston: My Life in the Center Seat of Mission Control, by Paul Dye
Reviewed by Casey Suire

Left Brains for the Right Stuff: Computers, Space, and History, by Hugh Blair-Smith
Reviewed by Ted Spitzmiller

Alcohol in Space: Past, Present and Future, by Chris Carberry
Reviewed by Melissa Silva

Beyond Earth’s Edge: The Poetry of Spaceflight, by Swarstad Johnson and Christopher Cokinos
Reviewed by Jim Plaxco

Artist Depiction (6-episode series)
Reviewed by Rod Pyle

JPL and the Space Age: A Documentary Series
Reviewed by Melissa Silva

60
THE SPACE MOVEMENT ENDURES:
A Profile of Mark Hopkins
By Melissa Silva

62
SPACE LAW EXPLAINED:
Dr. Edythe Weeks Presents for NSS Chapters
By Robin Scott

63
NSS CHAPTERS

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