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The National Space Society invites you to the next Space Forum Thursday, April 20, 2023, 9:00 pm to 10:15 pm EST THE NEW GUYS: The

This Space Available, By Emily Carney. By the mid-1970s, Space Shuttle development was in full swing, even though the Space Transportation System wouldn’t fly until
This Space Available, By Emily Carney. The recently-released book The New Guys: The Historic Class of Astronauts That Broke Barriers and Changed the Face of

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.

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Douglas G. Adler Title: The New Guys: The Historic Class of Astronauts That Broke Barriers and Changed the Face of Space

This Space Available, By Emily Carney. A new book reveals unseen facets of 1969's Apollo 9 mission.

By Robin Scott Clayton Anderson, author of The Ordinary Spaceman and other books, Expedition-15 Crew member Expedition-15 Crew member (spent 152 days on the International

NASA Space Shuttle and International Space Station astronaut Clayton Anderson will be holding a Q&A session via Zoom for the next National Space Society Iowa

Better Futures is a new event series produced by Liftport Group which aims to bring together space community leaders to discuss space topics of interest.

Deke Slayton becoming the “boss of the astronauts” served as (kind of) a consolation prize, and even though he wasn’t able to fly in space,
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.
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Image of Kalpana One space settlement courtesy Bryan Versteeg, $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