Monthly Archives: August 2012

Some Additional Reaction to Neil Armstrong's Death

From Hugh Downs, Chairman of the NSS Board of Governors: “News of Neil Armstrong’s passing is so shocking that there is no way it can be absorbed right away as reality. His position in history is deeper than that of … Continue reading

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Family Statement Regarding the Death of Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong died today at the age of 82. His family released the following statement: We are heartbroken to share the news that Neil Armstrong has passed away following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. Neil was our loving husband, father, … Continue reading

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Suborbital Reusable Vehicles: A 10-Year Forecast of Market Demand

A new 102-page study “Suborbital Reusable Vehicles: A 10-Year Forecast of Market Demand” is now available in the NSS website Space Transportation section as a 10 MB PDF file. Suborbital reusable vehicles (SRVs) are creating a new spaceflight industry. SRVs … Continue reading

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Earth Illuminated: ISS Time-lapse Photography

We recommend switching to HD full screen for this video if your bandwidth allows. From high above the Earth, the International Space Station (ISS) provides a unique vantage point to view our home planet. Stunning time-lapse photography of cities, aurora, … Continue reading

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Seeking Your Input on NASA’s Plans, Programs and Priorities

Here’s your opportunity to contribute to the future direction of NASA’s plans, programs and priorities, in a study directed by Congress and led by the National Academies. This is your space program and your future. What do you have to … Continue reading

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Successful Landing of Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity) Rover – Historic Next Step in Mars Exploration

The successful landing of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover, Curiosity, early Monday morning marks a significant and historic achievement on the way to the eventual human exploration of Mars. “Curiosity’s successful landing demonstrates the feasibility of delivering ever-heavier payloads … Continue reading

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NSS Congratulates Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) Participants

The National Space Society (NSS) congratulates Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX), The Boeing Company (Boeing), and Sierra Nevada Corporation (Sierra Nevada) on their selection by NASA as Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) participants. Through its CCiCap initiative, NASA seeks to … Continue reading

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NASA Announces Next Steps in Effort to Launch Americans from U.S. Soil

NASA Friday announced new agreements with three American commercial companies to design and develop the next generation of U.S. human spaceflight capabilities, enabling a launch of astronauts from U.S. soil in the next five years. Advances made by these companies … Continue reading

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