Ad Astra Winter 2016 (Vol. 28, No. 4)

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Cover image: Artist representation of futuristic space settlement reflecting in astronaut’s visor.

Featured Articles:
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INTERNATIONAL SPACE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE:
ONE CONFERENCE, MANY VOICES
By Christine Nobbe

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INTERNATIONAL SPACE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 2016:
DREAM BIG, BUILD SMALL
By Clifford R. McMurray

20
INTERNATIONAL SPACE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 2016:
OUR SPACEFARING CIVILIZATION STARTS HERE
By Nicole D’or

24
A RADICALLY EASIER, MARKET-DRIVEN PATH TO SPACE SETTLEMENT
By Al Globus

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THE SPACE COAST GETS A MAKEOVER
By John F. Kross

34
STUDENTS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SPACE BEYOND BORDERS
By Lynne F. Zielinski

36
NATIONAL SPACE SOCIETY 2016 AWARDS
By John Strickland

40
ELEMENTAL WORLDS
By Jason Albee

42
ALPHA CUBESAT
By Gary Barnhard and Anastasia Ford

Departments:

8
NSS CORRESPONDENCE
What Do NSS Chapters Do?
By Claire Stephens McMurray

9
LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
By Pat Silver

10
NSS ANNOUNCEMENTS
Microgravity Exotic Optical Fiber Fabrication
By Mike Snyder

46
LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CHAIR
The Dam Breaks—Space Settlement on a Roll
By Mark Hopkins

47
SPACE SETTLEMENT COLUMN
The Journey Ahead—Paving the Way to Interstellar Flight
By Philip Lubin

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BOOKS
Spaceships: An Illustrated History of the Real and the Imagined, by Ron Miller
Reviewed by Marianne J. Dyson
Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars, by Nathalia Holt Reviewed by Charlene Brusso

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CHAPTER LISTINGS

55
SIGNING OFF
Beginning NEEMO 21 Research Mission

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