The magazine of the National Space Society
Volume 17, Number 3 Fall 2005
ONE NATION, OVER REGULATED:
IS ITAR STALLING THE NEW SPACE RACE?
A set of laws called International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) affect all launch vehicles and satellites.
By Jeff Foust
THE DOMINO EFFECT:
HOW SERIOUS IS THE SHUTTLE DELAY AND WHAT HARM CAN IT CAUSE?
By James Oberg
IT’S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY (…BUT IT HELPS)
NASA is offering a total of $350,000 to innovators capable of powering a contraption with beamed energy, building a tether that outlasts its competitors, or pulling oxygen from fake Moon dirt.
By Tariq Malik
SPACE CONTROL: TAKING THE HIGHEST GROUND
Introduction by Anthony Duignan-Cabrera
EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN:
A HISTORY OF SPACE MILITARIZATION POLICY
By Matt Bille
ALONG THE WATCHTOWER:
SAFEGUARDING AMERICA’S SPACE DOMINANCE
By Andrew Plieninger
SPACE CONTROL ISN’T FREEDOM OF ACTION
By Jeffrey Lewis
THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE TREATY REGIME IN THE GLOBALIZATION ERA
By Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz
HOMESTEADING THE HIGH FRONTIER
How should space property rights be handled?
By Wayne White
EMPIRE VERSUS THE INDIVIDUAL ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
Science fiction depicts various types of empires in space.
By Bill Christensen
Return to Flight
By George Whitesides, NSS Executive Director
Intelligent Design and Space Exploration Don’t Mix
We need more science literacy in this country, not less.
By Seth Shostak
First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
Reviewed by Leonard David
Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth
Reviewed by John F. Kross
4 Days in May: The International Space Development Conference
LETTER FROM GARY BARNHARD
Viewgraph Engineering: The Crisis in Space Design
By Gary Barnhard, Chairman of the Executive Committee
From SpaceShipOne to the X Prize Cup
By Leonard David