Ad Astra 2022 Spring

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Featured Articles:

14
THE FIRST LIGHT MACHINE
A Conversation with Philip Stahl, Project Manager for the James Webb Telescope

By Rod Pyle

23
COMMERCIAL COSMOS
Polaris Shines Bright on Commercial Space

By John F. Kross

31
DEAD SPACE
Shuffling off this Mortal Cosmic Coil

By John F. Kross

38
NEW LEASE ON LIFE FROM SPACE
By Melissa Silva

44
DEFENDING EARTH
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test
By Jordan Strickler

50
WHERE DO YOU WANT IT?
Astrobotic Technology and DHL head to the Moon
By J. L. Silverman

55
ESCAPING GRAVITY
My Quest to Transform NASA and Launch a New Space Age
By Lori Garver (Excerpt from Chapter 1 of the book)

62
A NEW HOME FOR SPACEFLIGHT
Vandenberg Space Force Base
By Mark Armstrong

69
PATHWAYS TO SPACE CAREERS FOR WOMEN
By Melissa Silva

Departments:

9
From the Editor: IT’S THE YEAR OF NEWSPACE
By Rod Pyle

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BOOKS

Escaping Gravity: My Quest to Transform NASA and Launch a New Space Age, by Lori Garver
Reviewed by Rod Pyle

Cosmic Careers, by Alistair Storm Browne and Maryann Karinch
Reviewed by Rod Pyle

Never Panic Early: An Apollo 13 Astronaut’s Journey, by Fred Haise with Bill Moore
Reviewed by: Emily Carney

Higher, Faster, Longer: My Life in Aviation and My Quest for Space Flight, by Wally Funk
Reviewed by Melissa Silva

Power Challenges, by Ben Bova
Reviewed by Susan Raizer

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NSS CHAPTERS

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