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Featured Articles:

18
CLASH OF THE TITANS
Starship and the Space Launch System

By John F. Kross

25
A SIX-DECADE QUEST FOR SPACEFLIGHT
By Loretta Hall

30
ASTRONAUT OR NOT?
By Rod Pyle

35
A SPACE SETTLEMENT PRIMER
By Melissa Silva

42
SOLAR SYSTEM SOCIAL DISTANCING
Planetary Protection in the NewSpace Era
By John F. Kross

50
WHAT’S IN AN ACRONYM?
Inside NASA’s NIAC Program for Advanced Technology
By Melissa Silva

53
ATOMIC ROCKETS AT LAST!
By Melissa Silva

56
MEDICINE IN THE SPACE FRONTIER
Profiling Dr. Shawna Pandya
By Robin Scott

Departments:

9
From the Editor: FLASH FORWARD: A BRIGHT NEW FUTURE IN SPACEFLIGHT
By Rod Pyle

11
From the NSS Chairman of the Board of Governors
WE ARE ALL STARDUST
By Karlton Johnson

15
DISRUPTION BY DESIGN
Why the Story of Space Settlement Has Yet to Be Written
By Anthony Paustian, Ph.D.

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BOOKS

Developing Space by John F. Strickland
Reviewed by Casey Suire

Shuttle Mission Control, by Marianne J. Dyson
Reviewed by Emily Carney

Astronaut Al Travels to the Moon, by Al Worden and Francis French
Reviewed by Rod Pyle

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NSS CHAPTERS

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