A New Gateway to Space

A New Gateway to Space

By Laura Brady, NSS Legal Fellow Krafft Ehricke once said, "If God wanted [hu]man[s] to become a spacefaring species, He would have given [hu]man[s] a Moon." The former NASA aeronautics engineer and innovator believed the Moon to be the jumping-off point for further...

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Book Review: Lunar Outfitters

Book Review: Lunar Outfitters

A rare and rewarding book. The author goes into the complexity of both spacesuit design and quality management in straightforward language. Without stinting on detail he explains things in language those without an engineering background can easily understand. Along the way he tells a story that is engaging and entertaining.

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Remembering Phillip Clark, 1950 – 2020

Remembering Phillip Clark, 1950 – 2020

This Space Available, By Emily Carney. Who are giants? They aren’t always those who fly in space; some happen to write about space. Some spaceflight books occupy a permanent space on bookshelves, and 1988’s The Soviet Manned Space Programme (published by Salamander in the United Kingdom, and by Crown in the United States) – written by the late British Interplanetary Society (BIS) space historian Philip Clark – is one of those volumes.

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Book Review: How to Astronaut

Book Review: How to Astronaut

This book dishes out glimpses into everyday life in space in bite-size pieces, making an easy to read and convenient for making good use of short time windows. It contains a nice balance of nitty-gritty details of living in space and the emotional and intellectual analyses of the experiences.

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To Space—to Save the Earth

To Space—to Save the Earth

By Fisher Smith, NSS Legal Fellow Why should we spend the money, effort and time focusing on outer space exploration and development? After all, it’s a very expensive process to get resources, people and infrastructure into space. Wouldn’t that money be better spent...

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‘Beyond Earth’s Edge’ Explores Spaceflight’s Poetic Spirit

‘Beyond Earth’s Edge’ Explores Spaceflight’s Poetic Spirit

This Space Available, By Emily Carney. Thousands of books have been written about spaceflight concerning its technicality and history. The “Astronaut Autobiography/Biography” is a sub-genre of spaceflight literature that still garners attention with each new release. Visual artists have painted, digitally manipulated, and captured facets of the topic from its people to stars and galaxies. However, comparatively little attention has been paid to the realm’s poetic spirit.

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