Monthly Archives: November 2013

National Space Society Position on Space Solar Power in Economist Magazine Debate

The Economist magazine has conducted an open, on-line forum on the topic, “Can Solar Energy Save the World,” which concluded on Friday, November 8, 2013. The Washington DC-based National Space Society (NSS) has voted “YES” in this debate. NSS urges … Continue reading

Posted in National Space Society, Space Solar Power | Leave a comment

Near-Extinction Event in 1883 Indicates Threat from Space May Be Greater Than We Thought

NSS Board of Directors member Al Globus reports: We have known for some time that Near Earth Objects (NEOs) are a serious threat to civilization. We also know, more-or-less, how to reduce that threat significantly at very reasonable cost. We … Continue reading

Posted in Asteroid, Near Earth Objects, Planetary Defense | Leave a comment

Clues to the SpaceX “Big Rocket”

NSS Board of Directors member John K. Strickland reports: A major clue to the “Big Rocket” from SpaceX (bigger than the Falcon Heavy) was recently revealed when an agreement with the Stennis Space Center to test the Raptor engine showed … Continue reading

Posted in Commercial Spaceflight, Space Transportation | Leave a comment