Book Review: Catching Stardust

The best account we have so far of pioneering missions to sample to sample comets and asteroids: The NASA Stardust mission to sample a comet, the Japanese Hayabusa asteroid sample return mission, and the ESA Rosetta probe to land on a comet. The author is a geochemist who was involved in all three missions.

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Space Ambassadors and World Space Week

Every year, October 4-10 is designated World Space Week by the United Nations. It’s a natural opportunity for space enthusiasts, particularly NSS Space Ambassadors, to engage in activities that attract public interest. This year, Certified Space Ambassador Avinash Shirode did an exemplary job of that in his Nashik, India, community.

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Space Settlement Summit 2018 Will Explore Pivotal Challenges to Reaping the Benefits of Space for Everyone on Earth

Some of the finest minds from NASA, private industry and academia will come together at the University of Southern California on November 2-3, 2018 to address critical issues and opportunities in the settlement and utilization of space in the National Space Society’s...

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Blue Origin’s Blue Moon Lunar Lander

Blue Origin in the conceptual design phase of a large lunar lander (called Blue Moon) capable of bringing several metric tons of cargo to the Moon, providing reusable access to the lunar surface and its resources. Blue Origin states: "Moving heavy industry from Earth...

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NSS Chapter News Roundup

By Claire McMurray, NSS Chapters Reporter   NSS Japan Chapter President Speaks to 3000 Students Contrary to our name, NSS is a very international organization. Taichi Yamazaki, President of the NSS Japan Chapter and CEO and Commercial Astronaut of ASTRAX, Inc., spoke...

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