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Starliner Performs a Bullseye Landing

Starliner Performs a Bullseye Landing

By George Mancuso After six (6) days docked to the International Space Station (ISS), Boeing Starliner departed for the critical mission landing phase on May 25th. Approximately four hours later a sonic boom announced Starliner’s landing approach to the White Sands...

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Book Review: The Overview Effect, 4th Edition

Book Review: The Overview Effect, 4th Edition

Without exception, astronauts report seeing the Earth from space results in feeling a stronger, more protective connection with the Earth and a deepened awareness of the commonality of all human beings. The borders between countries disappear in the view from space; and the differences of cultures, politics, and competing religions disappear along with them.

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NSS Board of Directors Election is Underway

NSS Board of Directors Election is Underway

Ballots have been distributed to eligible NSS members for the 2022 NSS Board of Directors Election. Here is what to do if you have not received a ballot: First, check your email spam folder. 76% of members were sent emails with voting instructions and a link to an...

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NSS Space Forum May 5: Space Mission Patches

NSS Space Forum May 5: Space Mission Patches

You are Invited to the next NSS Space Forum Thursday, May 5, 202, 9:00 pm to 10:15 pm EDT Space Mission Patches: The Artistry, History and Meaning Behind Their Design Register here for this free Space Forum With Special Guests Along with their training, an important...

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Space Solar Power Symposium 2022

Space Solar Power Symposium 2022

Space Solar Power Symposium 2022 at ISDC May 26-27. Full schedule below. On behalf of the National Space Society (NSS), we invite you to participate in the Space Solar Power Symposium of the 40th Annual International Space Development Conference® (ISDC® 2022) at Hyatt...

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Space in the Seventies: Skylab’s Final Moments, Part Two

Space in the Seventies: Skylab’s Final Moments, Part Two

This Space Available, By Emily Carney. While NORAD calculated Skylab’s impact time as 12:37 PM EDT on July 11, 1979, this time was disputed by several residents in parts of Western Australia. A magnificent radio and film companion to the Skylab reentry saga compiled by ABC News Australia serves as the swansong of the program, highlighting how fiery chunks of the space station rained down as most of the Western part of the continent slept. Here is how Australia responded to Skylab’s reentry and its aftermath.

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