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This Space Available, By Emily Carney. While it would be impossible for a blog post to list the thousands of personnel – NASA and contractors

By Robin Scott The Sacramento L5 Society (SacL5) Chapter of NSS wrapped up its successful series of 50th anniversary “Breakfast on the Moon” (BOM) events

This Space Available, by Emily Carney. We catch up with NASA’s rebel with many causes during his 1970s era.
This Space Available, By Emily Carney. A new book reveals unseen facets of 1969's Apollo 9 mission.

Sacramento L5 Society (SacL5) Breakfast on the Moon Celebrates Apollo 16 with a Discussion of Space Archaeology By Robin Scott SacL5 Society hosted and SacL5

This Space Available, By Emily Carney. One of the lesser known personalities of the Apollo lunar program is Ron Evans, Apollo 17 command module pilot.

On August 7, 2021, the Sacramento L5 Society (SacL5) and the National Space Society (NSS) started their day with a hearty helping of the Apollo

Apollo 15 remains well-documented, from entries on the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal website to its astronaut’s autobiographies, which include Al Worden’s 2011 Falling to Earth

Image: Featured Presenter Apollo Mission Control Flight Director Gerald D. Griffin When: Saturday, August 7, 2021, 7:00-8:30 AM PDT Topic: Breakfast on the Moon #5

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

Please mark your calendars! On Saturday morning, February 6th, NSS Chapters’ Assembly and the Sacramento L5 Society NSS chapter will host the fourth in their

On Saturday, March 2, 1974, the American network ABC released Houston, We’ve Got A Problem, the first known movie to have anything (tangentially or otherwise)
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Image of Kalpana One space settlement courtesy Bryan Versteeg, spacehabs.com $32,000 in Cash Awards Given for Best Space-Related Business Plans — Deadline March 1, 2024

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: John J. Vester Title: Nuclear Rockets: To the Moon and Mars Author: Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried Format: Paperback/Kindle Pages: 270 Publisher:

Partially Successful Flight Reached Space and Demonstrated New “Hot Staging” System The National Space Society congratulates SpaceX on the second test of its Starship/Super Heavy

Ad Astra, the NSS quarterly print, digital, and audio magazine, has won a 2023 MARCOM Gold Award. The awards are given yearly for “Excellence in

By Jennifer Muntz, NSS Member Coordinator On October 10th, an inspiring breakfast event took flight at the Center for Space Education at the Kennedy Space

By Grant Henriksen NSS Policy Committee Benefit sharing is a concept that refers to the distribution of benefits derived from the exploration and use of

People residing and working in space, space settlements, or on long-duration space flights will need to produce infrastructures and food to maintain healthy lifestyles. The

Image: Artist’s concept of the Blue Moon lander. Credit: Blue Origin. Second Human Landing System Contract Encourages Competition and Innovation The National Space Society congratulates