Ad Astra Volume 26 Number 1 Spring 2014

Ad Astra Volume 26 Number 1

Ad Astra

The magazine of the National Space Society

Volume 26, Number 1
Spring 2014
 

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Cover image: Grand Prize Winner of the 2013 NSS Roadmap to Space Settlement International Student Art Contest: “Asteroid Mining Module” by Aleksandra Voinea, 11th Grade, Bucharest, Romania, illustrating Roadmap Milestone 18.

Featured Articles:

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INSPIRATION MARS
By Clifford McMurray

16 MILESTONES TO SPACE SETTLEMENT: AN NSS ROADMAP

PART I: INTRODUCTION
OUTLINE OF THE ROADMAP
PART II: MILESTONES TO ALL DESTINATIONS
PART III: UTILIZATION OF SPACE TECHNOLOGY AND RESOURCES
PART IV: TO THE MOON
PART V: TO MARS
PART VI: TO THE ASTEROIDS
PART VII: TO ORBITAL SPACE SETTLEMENTS
PART VIII: TO THE STARS

41
THE COLONIZATION OF (NEAR) SPACE
By Keith Henson and Steve Nixon

44
ROADMAP ART CONTEST
Student Art Contest Envisions Future Space Settlements
By Lynne F. Zielinski

46
IMPLEMENTING THE NSS VISION
By the Sacramento L5 Society Chapter of NSS


Departments:

8
ISDC 2014 UPDATE
The 33rd International Space Development Conference
By Pat Montoure

9
LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
By Pat Silver

10
NSS ANNOUNCEMENTS
Caribbean Space Summit 2014

By Luisa Fernanda Zambrano-Marin, et.al.

16
LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CHAIR
Paradigm Shift: Interstellar Space Settlement Made Easy
By Mark Hopkins

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BOOKS
Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction, by Annalee Newitz
Reviewed by Dale L. Skran, Jr.
Dreams of Other Worlds: The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration, by Chris Impey and Holly Henry
Reviewed by Charlene Brusso

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CHAPTER LISTINGS

55
SIGNING OFF
Cubesats Released from Space Station

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