“The High Frontier” Pays Much Overdue Tribute to Dr. Gerard K. O’Neill

“The High Frontier” Pays Much Overdue Tribute to Dr. Gerard K. O’Neill

The High Frontier: The Untold Story of Dr. Gerard K. O’Neill, which premiered last night on the Space Channel, paid much overdue tribute to the figure who is regarded as the father of the space settlement movement. The film, a Multiverse Media production, chronicles the life, career, and legacy of O’Neill from his nascent beginnings as a young Navy sailor to his prime as one of sci-comm’s first rock stars. Rare archival photos and footage allow us to get to know O’Neill – who faded into relative obscurity following his tragic 1992 death from leukemia complications – for many of us, the first time.

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NSS Review: Laika’s Window

NSS Review: Laika’s Window

The story of the first living creature to orbit the Earth is a tragic one. Her “mission” was hastily conceived and executed, with Cold War propaganda more in mind than science, and her life support capsule had no heat shield or parachute to make a safe return possible.

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Movie Review: Voyagers

Movie Review: Voyagers

VOYAGERS Directed and Written by: Neil Burger Produced by: Basi Ewanyk, Brendon Boyea and Neil Burger Starring: Tye Sheridan, Lily-Rose Depp, Fionn Whitehead, Colin Farrell Released by: Lionsgate Films Release Date: April 7, 2021 Reviewed by: Rod Pyle Voyagers is a...

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Public-Private Partnerships: The Way to Space

Public-Private Partnerships: The Way to Space

By Fisher Smith, NSS Legal Fellow In recent years, private companies have begun to push the boundaries of outer space, making it more affordable to launch rockets and developing new technologies that have revolutionized the industry. SpaceX, Blue Origin, Nanoracks,...

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Book Review: Shuttle, Houston

Book Review: Shuttle, Houston

Richly detailed with the author’s own experiences and recollections as the longest serving Flight Director in NASA history, Shuttle, Houston covers virtually every aspect of Mission Control. By the time you finish reading this book, you will feel like you just participated in an actual space mission.

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