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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Lessons from the Sea to Combat Space Debris

Lessons from the Sea to Combat Space Debris

By Leana Brown, NSS Legal Fellow In 1957 the USSR launched the first artificial satellite to orbit Earth, Sputnik. Since then, increased space activity and the resulting debris have led to a potential tragedy of the commons, creating liability concerns for all States...

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‘How We Got To The Moon’ Illustrates, Illuminates First Moon Journey, and Beyond

‘How We Got To The Moon’ Illustrates, Illuminates First Moon Journey, and Beyond

This Space Available, By Emily Carney. A recent addition to the Apollo library, John Rocco’s How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity’s Greatest Adventure, is exceptional in that while it may seem geared towards middle grade students, it beautifully illustrates – and illuminates – the role of unsung heroes throughout the space program.

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