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SpaceX Advances Flight Envelope Significantly With 4th Test Flight of Reusable Launch System The National Space Society applauds the successful fourth test flight of SpaceX’s

Boeing and ULA Join SpaceX in Providing Astronaut Access to the International Space Station On Wednesday, June 5, Boeing and United Launch Alliance successfully launched

Image: NASA SpaceX Crew 5 Launch. Credit: NASA Bill Includes an Extension of the Current Learning Period for Human Spaceflight Safety Regulation The National Space

Space Entrepreneur and Founding CTO of Relativity Space to Discuss the Newspace Enterprise Jordan Noone, General Partner of Embedded Ventures and founding CTO of rocket

Haot Will Speak About the Opportunities Presented by Artificial Gravity Platforms in Earth Orbit Max Haot, the CEO of Vast Space, will join the roster

Yesterday’s Test Flight Brings Frequent and Affordable Spaceflight Closer Than Ever On the morning of March 14 SpaceX conducted a third test flight of its

Private Mission to the Moon Marks America’s First Lunar Landing Since 1972 In a milestone achievement, private company Intuitive Machines succeeded in scoring the first

Art, Technology, and a Lunar Gallery (photos below) By Burt Dicht, NSS Managing Director of Membership The National Space Society extends its heartfelt congratulations to

Event: An Introduction to Space Sustainability with Gene Fujii of AstroscaleDate and Time: Monday, February 26 at 5:30 p.m. Central TimeLocation: DMACC West Campus, 5959

New Booster Offers Competition and Dependability for U.S. Launch Requirements The new United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vulcan booster launched on its maiden journey at 2:18

Image: Starship/Superheavy second flight test courtesy SpaceX. By Dale Skran, NSS Chief Operating Officer With two wars going on and a U.S. presidential election looming,

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

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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