Category Archives: NSS Website Updates

Posts about new content additions to the NSS web site.

More Videos from the International Space Development Conference

The following presentations from the 2012 NSS International Space Development Conference in Washington, DC, are now available on the NSS website. Jeff Greason: The 20 Year Plan? Saturday Dinner Keynote Address. Greason is president of XCOR Aerospace and was a … Continue reading

Posted in ISDC, National Space Society, NSS Website Updates | Leave a comment

Videos from the International Space Development Conference Online

Videos of presentations from the 2012 NSS International Space Development Conference in Washington, DC, are now available on the NSS website. Charles F. Bolden, Administrator of NASA. Opening Keynote Address. Prior to becoming NASA Administrator, Bolden was a Shuttle astronaut … Continue reading

Posted in ISDC, National Space Society, NSS Website Updates | Leave a comment

Mirrors in Space for Low-Cost Terrestrial Solar Electric Power at Night

The latest addition to the NSS Space Solar Power Library is a paper by Lewis M. Fraas of JX Crystals Inc, Issaquah, WA, on “Mirrors in Space for Low-Cost Terrestrial Solar Electric Power at Night.” An abstract is below; the … Continue reading

Posted in NSS Website Updates, Space Solar Power | Leave a comment

KISS My Asteroid

Here is the Introduction to “Asteroid Retrieval Feasibility Study” by the Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, released April 2, 2012, and available on the National Space Society asteroid page under the “See also” section. … Continue reading

Posted in Asteroid, NSS Website Updates | Leave a comment

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

Posted in National Space Society, NSS Website Updates, Space Settlement, Space Solar Power | Leave a comment

International Space Solar Power Symposium Videos Now Online

Videos from the 2011 International Space Solar Power Symposium are the latest addition to the Space Solar Power Library on the National Space Society website. Space Solar Power: The First International Assessment of Opportunities, Issues, and Potential Pathways Forward John … Continue reading

Posted in ISDC, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA, NSS Website Updates, Space Solar Power | Leave a comment

Orbital Propellant Depots: Building the Interplanetary Highway

by John K. Strickland, Jr. August 5, 2011, was a highly significant date in the history of the space program. On that date, NASA announced contracts awarded to four aerospace companies to define demonstration missions to test the capabilities of … Continue reading

Posted in NSS Website Updates, Space Transportation, Technology | Leave a comment

New Book: Psychology of Space Exploration

A new NASA publication is now available for free download from the NSS website: Psychology of Space Exploration — Contemporary Research in Historical Perspective, edited by Douglas Vakoch. The 267-page book is NASA Special Publication SP-4411 (2011). Publishers description: As … Continue reading

Posted in Books, NSS Website Updates | Leave a comment

SpaceWorks Commercial Releases Analysis of Its First Revenue Space Solar Power Satellite Concept

The latest addition to the NSS Space Solar Power Library is a new paper released by SpaceWorks Commercial entitled “Operational Demonstration of Space Solar Power (SSP): Economic Analysis of a First Revenue Satellite (FRS)” [PDF], presented at the recent 28th … Continue reading

Posted in NSS Website Updates, Space Solar Power | Leave a comment

Space Solar Power with Small, Operational Single-Launch Satellites

The latest addition to the NSS Space Solar Power Library is a paper by Al Globus which he presented at the 2011 International Space Development Conference: Towards an Early Profitable Power Satellite Part II. Globus investigated technologies and designs that … Continue reading

Posted in NSS Website Updates, Space Solar Power | Leave a comment