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Research paper added to the NSS Space Solar Power Library: Opportunities and Challenges for Space Solar for Remote Installations, Naval Research Laboratory, October 2019. EXECUTIVE

New in the NSS Space Settlement Journal is the article Shielded Dumbbell L5 Settlement by Pekka Janhunen of the Finnish Meteorological Institute in Helsinki. Abstract

NSS has just issued a new Position Paper on “Space Solar Power: Enabling a Green Future with Economic Growth.” The United States and the rest

New in the NSS Space Settlement Journal is the article Control of Habitat’s Carbon Dioxide Level by Biomass Burning by Pekka Janhunen of the Finnish

New in the NSS Space Settlement Journal is the article Gravitat: Proposal for a Standard Design Vessel for Space Settlement, by Dr. Pietro Calogero. Abstract In this paper

New in the NSS Space Settlement Journal is the article Electrical Requirements for a Spectrum of Multi-Stage Space Farms by Bryce L. Meyer. Abstract Future long-term

New in the NSS Space Settlement Journal are two articles that deal at least in part with the optimal size for space settlements. The 5-Kilometer

By Alice M. Hoffman, PE I’d like to welcome you to our new website, with the informative content you’ve come to expect from NSS, but

Orbital Space Settlement Radiation Shielding, a paper by Al Globus and Joe Strout, has just been published in the NSS Space Settlement Journal. Abstract We

Losing the Geomagnetic Shield: A Critical Issue for Space Settlement, a new paper by Philip K. Chapman, has just been published in the NSS Space

The paper “A Survey of Space Settlement Designs” by Thomas Marotta has been just been published in the NSS Space Settlement Journal. Abstract The author compiled

Short and to the point: The NSS Blog is now mobile friendly. Google’s Mobile-Friendly test report: “Awesome! This page is mobile friendly.”

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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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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