Monthly Archives: December 2012

SpaceX Grasshopper Successfully Flies 40 Meters

Single Camera: Grasshopper 40-Meter Test Flight 12/17/12 SpaceX reports: Grasshopper takes a 12-story leap towards full and rapid rocket reusability in a test flight conducted December 17, 2012 at SpaceX’s rocket development facility in McGregor, Texas. Grasshopper, a vertical takeoff … Continue reading

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National Space Society Announces the 2013 Legislative Blitz

From Sunday, February 24 through Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 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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Life in outer space? 37-year-old NASA project depicts how leading minds of the time dreamed about colonizing space

The New York Daily News published this story on December 13, 2012. The story quotes two National Space Society Directors: Mark Hopkins and Al Globus. “Amazing artwork from the 1970s shows scientists’ vision of creating settlements in space. They got … Continue reading

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NASA Awards Commercial Crew Certification Contracts

NASA announced December 10th the next step in its plan to launch American astronauts from U.S. soil, selecting three companies to conduct activities under contracts that will enable future certification of commercial spacecraft as safe to carry humans to the … Continue reading

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Zoomable Image of the Whole Earth at Night

This new image of the Earth at night is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite over nine days in April 2012 and thirteen days in October 2012. It took 312 orbits … Continue reading

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The Golden Spike Company Announces Plans for Commercial Human Lunar Landings

Former NASA Executives Lead the Company Washington, D.C. (December 6, 2012) – On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 17, the last human exploration of the Moon, Former Apollo Flight Director and NASA Johnson Space … Continue reading

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Help NSS with your holiday shopping — at no cost to you!

Here is a simple way you can help support the National Space Society during your holiday shopping — and throughout the year — simply by using our Amazon link (bookmark it!) any time you shop at Amazon. NSS receives a … Continue reading

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