Monthly Archives: December 2011

NSS Co-Sponsors Kepler Space Institute Convention March 14-16

The National Space Society is a co-sponsor of the Kepler Space Institute Convention, March 14-16, 2012, at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort in South Carolina. For more information see the Convention website, schedule, accommodations, and registration.

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Celebrating the Year at the National Space Society

The National Space Society wishes you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday season.  As we look forward to another successful year, we reflect on the accomplishments made possible by your generous support.  With your continued support, we … Continue reading

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National Space Society Announces the 2012 Legislative Blitz

From Sunday, February 26 through Tuesday, February 28, 2012, the National Space Society and the Space Exploration Alliance will be holding the annual grassroots visit to Congress, known as the “Legislative Blitz.” With unprecedented budgetary pressures facing the legislative and … Continue reading

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Moon Mines: Visionary or Senseless?

Editorial by Al Globus, December 2011 Do lunar mines make sense? The answer depends on what you want to do in space. If what you want is something close to what we have now: a booming commercial communication satellite business … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin Reusable Booster System

Lockheed Martin has been selected by the U.S. Air Force for a contract award to support the Reusable Booster System (RBS) Flight and Ground Experiments program. The value of the first task order is $2 million, with a contract ordering … Continue reading

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NSS Space Settlement Journal

The NSS Space Settlement Journal has commenced publication this month, beginning with two new papers: A Contemporary Analysis of the O’Neill – Glaser Model for Space-based Solar Power and Habitat Construction by Peter A. Curreri, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, … Continue reading

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NSS Hails Stratolaunch Initiative – A Pioneering Investment in Space

The National Space Society (NSS) hails the announcement of Stratolaunch Systems, a Paul G. Allen Project, as a pioneering investment in space transportation. The company has been formed to build a mobile air-launch-to-orbit system that will include three primary components: … Continue reading

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Stratolaunch Systems: New Space Launch System Announced by Paul Allen

SEATTLE, WA, Dec 13, 2011 – Entrepreneur and philanthropist Paul G. Allen announced today that he and aerospace pioneer Burt Rutan have reunited to develop the next generation of space travel. Allen and Rutan, whose SpaceShipOne was the first privately-funded, … Continue reading

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