Monthly Archives: January 2009

The Space Movement

Last week one of the leaders of NSS explained to me how important it was that the pro-space philosophy be seen as a movement like the Peace Movement or the Environmental Movement. Late Sunday afternoon, I had the idea that … Continue reading

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NSS Book Reviews

Interested in new space books, check out  READING SPACE:  NSS Reviews and Recommended Reading . Recent Review include Space Enterprise by Philip Robert Harris reviewed by David Brandt-Erichsen, How to Live on Mars by Robert Zubrin reviewed by Brian Enke.  Saturn for My Birthday by … Continue reading

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NASA Radar Provides First Look Inside Moon's Shadowed Craters

NASA radar flying aboard India’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft is giving scientists their first look inside the moon’s coldest, darkest craters. The Mini-SAR instrument, a lightweight, synthetic aperture radar sent back images of the floors of permanently-shadowed polar craters on the moon … Continue reading

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Inauguration Parade will Feature NASA Astronauts and Lunar Rover

Astronauts participating in the Inaugural Parade include  Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Eric Boe, mission specialists Donald Pettit, Steve Bowen, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, Shane Kimbrough and Greg Chamitoff  who flew on space shuttle Endeavour in November 2008 on the STS-126 mission.  Astronaut Mike … Continue reading

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2009 Legislative Blitz

The National Space Society and the Space Exploration Alliance are having the 2009 Legislative Blitz February 22-24 in Washington DC. Come to the Capitol and tell your congress people and their staff how important space is to you. For more … Continue reading

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Winter Wonder Rocket Movie

How can a rocket engine that generates scalding 5,000 degree steam and a whopping 13,000 lbs of thrust form delicate icicles at the rim of its nozzle? – Science@NASA Find out and watch a cool video at Winter Wonder Rocket … Continue reading

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Intersting Physics

Here is an Interesting Physics article from New Scientist. I am posting it here for two reasons. First it discusses problems they are having with Gravity wave Physics. Gravity Wave Physics is one area of science which could greatly benefit … Continue reading

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'Rocket Man' sung by Coburn, Nelson and Shatner

NASA Watch Today’s video: Wow…this is painful Coburn Sings ‘Rocket Man’ for Nelson, The Hill. If he thinks that is painful he should see William Shatner perform Rocket Man ( I was going to say sing but that would be … Continue reading

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Important Survey About the US Civil Space Program NASA, NOAA, FAA and Commerical

  Rationale and Goals of the U.S. Civil Space Program   A Joint Space Studies Board and Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board Study Please provide input by January 30, 2009! The committee invites you share your views with the study … Continue reading

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The Space Renaissance Initiative

Note: This is not an National Space Society Initiative The Space Renaissance Initiative is working, together with other pro-space organizations and groups, to organize a world wide Space Renaissance Forum, to be held just before the next G20, in April … Continue reading

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