The magazine of the National Space Society
Volume 21, Number 4 Winter 2009
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On The Cover: Hubble drifts over Earth after its release on May 19, 2009, by the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis.
HUBBLE’S EXCITING SCIENTIFIC FUTURE
After its last repair mission, Hubble still has promise for future science.
By Malcolm B. Niedner
After a rocky start, Hubble has become a beloved part of our space history.
By Clifford McMurray
HUBBLE: THE EYES OF THE UNIVERSE
A new IMAX movie takes you inside Hubble.
By Brandon Fibbs
LCROSS: FINDING WATER AT THE LUNAR SOUTH POLE
Developing the mission that found water on the Moon.
By Brian H. Day
WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE?
Recent discoveries of water on the Moon and Mars are making waves in the space community
By Mark Williamson
THE MOON AND MARS—STPPING STONES TO LIFE IN SPACE
The findings of water on the Moon and Mars will help NSS achieve its
By Gordon Woodcock
BLOWN AWAY: THE UNVEILING OF SPACESHIPTWO
By Jeff Foust
THAT’S ONE SMALL FLIGHT FOR A ROCKET…ONE GIANT LEAP FOR NEWSPACE
The Lunar Lander X-Prize Challenge
By William Pomeranz
SPACE CANADA: MAKING SPACE-BASED SOLAR POWER A REALITY
by George B. Dietrich
SPACE SOLAR POWER ACTIVITY AT THE NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY
by Paul Jaffe
By Brett Silcox
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
By Alix Shutello
Konrad Dannenberg Tribute in Huntsville
We Want OUR Future
LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CHAIR
The Space Ambassadors Program: The Reinvention of Storytelling
By Gary Barnhard
Space Settlement and the Environment
By Al Globus
Secrets of the Universe, by Paul Murdin
Reviewed by Charles Brusso
Another Science Fiction: Advertising the Space Race 1957-1962, by Megan Prelinger
Reviewed by Frederick I. Ordway III
NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)