Monthly Archives: April 2013

First Powered Flight of SpaceShipTwo

Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s aabar Investments PJS, completed the first rocket-powered flight of its space vehicle, SpaceShipTwo (SS2), on April 29. The test, conducted by teams from … Continue reading

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Video of SpaceX Grasshopper 250m Test

SpaceX’s Grasshopper flies 820 feet, tripling its March 7th leap. Grasshopper is a 10-story Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicle that SpaceX has designed to test the technologies needed to return a rocket back to Earth intact. While most rockets … Continue reading

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National Space Society Adds to Its Leadership Team

The National Space Society announces the selection of four new additions to its leadership team:  Dr. Stanley G. Rosen to the newly created position of Vice Chairman of the Society’s Board of Directors, Bruce Pittman as Senior Vice President and … Continue reading

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Free copy of O'Neill's "The High Frontier" (until April 23)

The Space Studies Institute is offering a free electronic copy of Professor Gerard K. O’Neill’s The High Frontier through Tuesday April 23.  It’s a Kindle edition, but you don’t need a Kindle to read it. There is a free Kindle … Continue reading

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NASA Animation of "Asteroid Retrieval and Utilization Mission"

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National Space Society Applauds NASA Asteroid Capture Plan

The National Space Society (NSS) applauds the new NASA budget item that would provide close to $100 million for a mission to rendezvous with a small asteroid and move it into orbit around the Moon where it could later be … Continue reading

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ISDC Donations – Another Way to Support the Cause

The National Space Society has sponsored an annual conference for the past 32 years, providing a venue for space-minded people to learn and share ideas about space exploration and settlement. At these events, we have featured international experts from throughout … Continue reading

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ISDC 2013 Will Be the 'Must-Attend' Space Event This Year!

Register now! Prices go up after April 12! NSS members know that the International Space Development Conference (ISDC) is the foremost space conference that brings together all subsets of the space community: the traditional and commercial aerospace industries, NASA and … Continue reading

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