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Voting Is Open For The Enterprise In Space Orbiter Design Contest

Enterprise In Space Project Voting is open for the public to select their favorite entry in the National Space Society (NSS) Enterprise In Space Orbiter Design Contest. The purpose of the Enterprise In Space (EIS) project is to build and … Continue reading

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Students from India win Space Settlement Design Contest

The Grand Prize for the 2011 NASA/NSS Space Settlement Contest went to a  team of seven high school students from Punjab, India, for their double-torus space settlement design called Hyperion. The winning design was selected from 355 submissions from 14 … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the proposed NASA 2011 Budget . . .

“The National Space Society (NSS) commends NASA and the Executive Branch for proposing to increase spending for science, technology, and sustainable economic development in space; however, we believe the President’s 2011 budget request would leave the job only partly done.” … Continue reading

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Dennis Wingo on Augustine Commission

Beyond Augustine by Dennis Wingo in On Orbit There are many ideas that have been scoffed at or sidelined, like In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) that could be brought back into the mix. Ion propulsion space tugs are also much … Continue reading

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Beyond Tranquility

Our species and our ancient forbearers were and remain innately a migratory species. The lure and call of distant lands and new horizons is an ancient passion. Modern science offers us tantalizing evidence of this wanderlust and has helped us … Continue reading

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From Olduvai Gorge to the Sea of Tranquility

By far the two most remarkable photographs of the twentieth century are the ones shown above. For they encapsulate the whole evolutionary and cultural history of humanity and its possible destiny. In 1978, paleontogist Mary Leaky and her team discovered … Continue reading

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Exvironmentalism

Dr. John Bossard has come up with this new term. “Exvironmentalism”. The word environment comes from the word “environ”. Your “environs” would be the places in you immediate region around you. It comes from the old French word which literally … Continue reading

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Who is Karen Shea?

I am, Karen Cramer Shea.  I have been around the Space Movement in many different capacites for my entire life.  The first party I helped host, at two months of age, was Dr. Joseph P. Allen’s going away party when … Continue reading

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