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By Bailey Cunningham, NSS Legal Fellow Humans are at the brink of a new era of space exploration. We are bound only by our imagination,

By Jessica Andrews, NSS Legal Fellow As a crowning achievement of international cooperation in tense times, the International Space Station (ISS) has housed various groups

By Samuel Thorpe, NSS Legal Fellow Why space? The National Space Society says, “because we must.” And it’s true. Long before the Babylonians started to

By Fisher Smith, NSS Legal Fellow Space, the final frontier of human exploration. For thousands of years, we have dreamed of going to the stars

By Grant Haas, NSS Legal Fellow Is commercial space travel just for the wealthy? Aren’t private equity firms jumping at the chance to invest in

The National Space Society (NSS) is pleased to announce the creation of the NSS Legal Fellows program, an unprecedented opportunity for exceptional law students with

Dale Skran, Chair of the NSS Executive Committee, writes: I strongly suggest reading the recent article “What is the Moon Treaty and is it still

A new international law textbook contains an article on “Space Settlements, Property Rights, and International Law: Could a Lunar Settlement Claim the Lunar Real Estate

Dr. Eilene Galloway The Grand Matriarch of Space Law Passes Away October 4, 1957, when the first artificial satellite began orbiting the Earth, nations reacted

Out of the Cradle has an interesting interview with James Dunstan on space law and commerical space.

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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