Monthly Archives: July 2009

The Glories of Our Journey

By Veronica Ann Zabala-Aliberto It is only fitting that just before humanity celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the surface of the Moon, that a current NASA lunar mission acquires imagery dissolving many misconceptions and proving … 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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Financial and Organizational Analysis for a Space Solar Power System

A ground-breaking new paper on space solar power has just been added to the online NSS Space Solar Power Library. The paper is: “Financial and Organizational Analysis for a Space Solar Power System: A Business Plan to Make Space Solar … Continue reading

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National Space Society Applauds the U.S. Senate Confirmation of Charles Bolden and Lori Garver to lead NASA

Garver served 9 years as Executive Director of the National Space Society. The National Space Society (NSS) is pleased to congratulate retired Marine Major General and four-time Space Shuttle Astronaut Charles Bolden on his appointment to the office of NASA … Continue reading

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Lee Jones Reporting From The New Mexico Space Port Ground Breaking

July 19th, 2009. A date that will forever change the way we view space flight. In the arid desert just west of the mountain range that defines the western border of the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, a … Continue reading

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Buzz Aldrin's The Long Journey Home from the Moon and Rocket Experience

The National Space Society is proud to announce the “launch”, on June 23, 2009, of Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s dramatic memoir, Magnificent Desolation – The Long Journey Home from the Moon.  In his new book, Dr. Aldrin, an honored … Continue reading

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Buzz Aldrin's Unified Space Vision

Time to Boldly Go Once More By Buzz Aldrin, Thursday, July 16, 2009,  washingtonpost.com Instead, I propose a new Unified Space Vision, a plan to ensure American space leadership for the 21st century. It wouldn’t require building new rockets from … Continue reading

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Make Your Voice Heard!

PROVIDE YOUR INPUT TO THE AUGUSTINE COMMISSION This spring, the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy asked NASA to launch a commission tasked with conducting an overall review of current and future human space flight efforts. This committee, … Continue reading

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