Ad Astra Volume 17 Number 1 – Spring 2005

Ad Astra Magazine Spring 2005

Ad Astra

The magazine of the National Space Society

Volume 17, Number 1 Spring 2005

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Featured Articles:

14
MARS: THE ROAD SO FAR
Two robots have changed the way humanity views Mars
By Tariq Malik

16
LICENSED TO FLY?
SPACE TOURISMS NEXT BATTLE

By Leonard David

20
EMERGING CHINA, ENGAGING CHINA
Introduction by Anthony Duignan-Cabrera

21
CHINA’S SPACE AMBITIONS:
IMPLICATIONS FOR U.S. SECURITY

By Phillip C. Saunders, Ph.D.

22
MILESTONES IN CHINA’S QUEST FOR SPACE
A year-by-year chart

24
THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT:
THE RUSSIA MODEL

By Larry M. Wortzel, Ph.D.

26
ENGAGE CHINA, ENGAGE THE WORLD
By Jeffrey Lewis, Ph.D.

28
EUROPE AND CHINA
By Vincent Sabathier

30
TERRAFORMING: HUMAN DESTINY OR HUBRIS?
By Dave Brody

34
ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING:
EDUCATING ROBOTS ABOUT EMOTION

Science fiction depicts robots with varying amounts of humanness.
By Bill Christensen

Departments:

7
LETTER FROM
HEADQUARTERS
Titan, Virgin Galactic, and you: What is the connection?
By George Whitesides, NSS Executive Director

18
OPINION
Sharpening the Focus on the Space Vision
By James Oberg

36
REVIEWS
Atlas: The Ultimate Weapon
Reviewed by Robert Z. Pearlman
Two Sides of the Moon: Our Story of the Cold War Space Race
Reviewed by Jim Banke

38
COMMUNITY
Planet Earth: Our Moody Mother
By Greg Allison, Chairman of the Executive Committee

39
CHAPTER LISTINGS

48
SIGNING OFF
Celebrate Yuri’s Night
By Loretta Hidalgo

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