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Book Review:  Holdout

Book Review: Holdout

Category: Fiction Reviewed by: John J. Vester Title: Holdout Author: Jeffrey Kluger NSS Amazon link for this book Format: Hardcover, paperback, Kindle Pages: 352 Publisher: Dutton Date: August 2022 Retail Price: $26.00/$17.00/$11.99 ISBN: 978-0593184714 In Holdout,...

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NSS Announces Three New STEM Education Grants

NSS Announces Three New STEM Education Grants

Funds From the Club for the Future to be Distributed to Space STEM-Based Education Programs Image: Students participate in hands-on learning by launching a weather balloon with Atlantis Educational Services, an NSS grant recipient. Credit: SpaceTrek. The National...

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Space Solar Power Featured at ISDC 2022

Space Solar Power Featured at ISDC 2022

By Joseph M. Rauscher NSS Board of Directors NSS Space Solar Power Program Manager Image: SPS-ALPHA concept courtesy John C. Mankins. Space Solar Power (SSP) is receiving renewed worldwide attention as the projected cost has dropped by orders of magnitude in recent...

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Book Review: Beyond

Book Review: Beyond

This is a riveting biography of the first astronaut, Soviet Lt. Yuri Gagarin, to orbit the Earth in 1961. The author has an exceptional ability to portray events, many of which are not well known. For example, Chief designer Sergei Korolev couldn’t sleep the night before the mission as he knew of the many weak and potentially fatal aspects of the spacecraft and its booster.

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