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Call for Papers, NSS Space Settlement Journal

The National Space Society is founding a new online, high-quality, peer-reviewed journal, the NSS Space Settlement Journal. Journal-quality papers are solicited on all aspects of space settlement. Topics may include, but are not limited to, space settlement design, technology development, … Continue reading

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LCROSS Impact Data Indicates Water on Moon

By Jonas Dino, NASA Ames Research Center From http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LCROSS/main/prelim_water_results.html November 13, 2009 The argument that the moon is a dry, desolate place no longer holds water. Secrets the moon has been holding, for perhaps billions of years, are now being … Continue reading

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Vision of the Future

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Paths to Space Settlement

I’ve recently finished a paper on space settlement called “Paths to Space Settlement.”  Here’s the abstract: A number of firms are developing commercial sub-orbital launch vehicles to carry tourists into space. Let’s assume they attract many customers and become profitable. … Continue reading

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Hopkins on The Inevitability of Space Settlement

The Inevitability of Space Settlement by Mark Hopkins It is only a matter of time before the large scale move into space begins. It is the goal of NSS and more generally the Space Movement for this to occur sooner … Continue reading

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Islands in Space: The Challenge of the Planetoids, the Pioneering Work of Dandridge M. Cole

NASA is again considering the feasibility of manned missions to the asteroids. However, this idea is not without precedent. Scientists began seriously considering asteroids as targets of exploration in the 1960s. The leading proponent of such missions was American aerospace … Continue reading

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Posts on Space Settlement Blog Day

I want to thank everyone who particapated in Space Settlement Blog Day. It was very successful.  There were several very interesting essays written for the occasion. Space Settlement Blog Day by Douglas Mallette on The Space Advocate Settle the Final Frontier by Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Can We Afford to Settle Space?

[For Space Settlement Blog Day, July 20, 2009] Can we afford to settle space? A concomitant question is “Can we afford NOT to settle space?” but let’s leave that aside for now. In the long run, space settlement will not … Continue reading

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Happy Space Settlement Blog Day!

We have 34 blogs participating.  This is a great success. What a great way to honor the Apollo 11 landing. Please let us know which of their blog posts you liked and found interesting. Thanks to all the blogs which … Continue reading

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Apollo 11 Fortieth Anniversary Events

This week there is a lot going on to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11. The Apollo Legacy: The Moon and Beyond: Monday, July 20, 2009 Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater, Level 1 12:30 p.m. Newseum Washington DC   … Continue reading

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