Ad Astra Volume 22 Number 1 – Spring 2010

Ad Astra Volume 22 Number 1

Ad Astra

The magazine of the National Space Society

Volume 22, Number 1 Spring 2010

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On the Cover: Image copyright by Imax Corporation

Featured Articles:

19
Space Policy
A CONTROVERSIAL NEW DIRECTION FOR NASA

The White House unveils its new plans.

By Jeff Foust

22
RACING THROUGH SPACE
Human achievement reaches a pinnacle on the International Space Station
by Adam Morgan and Melissa Mathews

28
ISDC: A LOOK AHEAD
Detials on our upcoming conference.
By James Oberg

30
ARES 1-X
A relevant part of NASA’s future space plans?
By Bart Leahy

32
WORLDS COLLIDE
How new theories and ground-breaking discoveries are changing our view of where to find Earth-like planets.
By Avi M. Mandell

36
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTIONS STATEMENTS


Departments:

9
NSS ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Legislative Blitz: We Were Heard

By Rick Zucker

10
LETTER FROM HEADQUARTERS
Your Vote Matters
By Brett Silcox

11
LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
By Pat Silver

13
LETTER TO SPACE AMBASSADOR PROGRAM APPLICANTS
Great News!
By Lee Jones

14
A LETTER FROM THE DEVELOPMENT & FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
Going Once, Going Twice, Sold!
By Robby Gaines

46
SPACE SETTLEMENT
Alternative Futures
By Mark Hopkins

47
LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CHAIR
Finding Common Ground/Space?

By Gary Barnhard

48
BOOKS
The Seventh Landing: Going Back to the Moon, This Time to Stay, by Michael Carroll
Reviewed by Steve Adamczyk
Paradise Regained: The Regreening of Earth, by Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff, and C. Bangs
Reviewed by Bart Leahy

50
CHAPTER LISTINGS

55
SIGNING OFF
Expedition 22 Crew Lands

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