The magazine of the National Space Society
Volume 15, Number 3 June-July-Aug 2003
ON THE COVER: The International Space Station, America’s home in orbit.
Photo courtesy NASA.
The 2002 Chapter Awards
Jim Plaxco reports from ISDC 2003 on the remarkable achievments of our NSS Chapters.
By Jim Plaxco
To Walk Outside Columbia: An Astronauts Tale
Reflections on EVA and the Columbia tradgedy from a man whos been there and done that.
By Winston Scott
A potential $600 billion dollar businessDavid Dietzler maps out how we can get there.
By David Dietzler
Space: Final Frontier or the Next Battlezone?
The debate continues: should space only be used for scientific endeavors or does it offers unique opportunity to defend against terror?
By Travis K. Kircher
An Ad Astra Special Report:
Health and Safety in the U.S. Space Program
An indepth look at the history, problems, and progress of astronaut healthcare in space.
By Eleanor A. ORangers, Pharm.D. and Linda M. Plush, MSN, CNS/FNP, FRSH
Reasons to Believe
A collection of post-Columbia voices tell us their questions and hopes for our space program.
By Tammy Ruggles
The Universal Reusable First Stage (RSF)
The next “stage” in space transportation.
By Kenneth Schweitzer
4 Launch Pad
8 Mission Control
48 Lifting Off