The magazine of the National Space Society
Volume 21, Number 3 Fall 2009
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On The Cover: Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the Moon near the leg of the lunar module Eagle.
2009: THE WORLD RETURNS TO THE MOON
Looking at the global space powers.
By Jeffrey Foust
Rare photos from the NASA archives.
CHARTING THE PATH AHEAD
A look at the Human Space Flight Committee’s Report.
By John F. Kross
THE TECHNOLOGY OF APOLLO
A look at the engineering solutions required to place men on the Moon in 1969.
By Mark Williamson
LION IN WINTER: The Legendary Walter Cronkite
By Miles O’Brien
The National Space Society celebrates 35 years of space advocacy.
By Frederick I. Ordway III with Joshua Powers
AD ASTRA MAGAZINE: THEN AND NOW
By Marianne Dyson
NSS takes on a project to restore a piece of its foundation.
Great Water Discoveries
By Brett Silcox
LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
Before the World Looks East
by Dr. Farouk El-Baz
The Future of Space Could Be LOST
By Greg Allison
The Augustine Report and the Mainstreaming of Our Space Settlement Goal
By Mark Hopkins
LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CHAIR
Time to Double Down…
By Gary Barnhard
Missions to the Moon, by Rod Pyle
Reviewed by Steve Adamczyk
Krafft Ehricke’s Extraterrestrial Imperative, by Marsha Freeman
Reviewed by David Brandt-Erichsen
The Butterfly Nebula