Author Archives: David Brandt-Erichsen

National Space Society names Ohio University “Center of Excellence in Space Solar Power and Power Beaming”

This article was originally published here by The Post, a student publication at Ohio University, and is reproduced with permission. By Lauren Fisher To Ohio University professor Don Flournoy, solar power used to be little more than a fantasy out … Continue reading

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NSS and Enterprise in Space Lauded for Contributing to the Future of Education

This article was originally published here on Engineering.com and reproduced with permission. There are currently over 100 million students waiting to become the next generation of engineers, rocket scientists and astrophysicists to get humans from Earth to Mars and beyond, … Continue reading

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Deep Space Industries Announces First Commercial Interplanetary Mining Mission

Deep Space Industries announced today its plans to fly the world’s first commercial interplanetary mining mission. Prospector-1™ will fly to and rendezvous with a near-Earth asteroid, and investigate the object to determine its value as a source of space resources. … Continue reading

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Space Colonization and the Space Movement

By Mark Hopkins Chair of the Executive Committee, National Space Society The National Space Society (NSS) and its precursor organization, the L-5 Society, have been promoting Space Settlement since 1975. Our ultimate goal is nothing less than the settlement of … Continue reading

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Space 2.0

The National Space Society (NSS) is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with space historian and author Rod Pyle (photo at right) to write a new book entitled Space 2.0. NSS plans to use the finished volume … Continue reading

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Astronaut Eileen Collins Gives Prime Time Address to Republican Convention

Eileen Collins was the first woman to command a Space Shuttle mission and the first astronaut to address a 2016 political convention. Her 4-minute address is above, pointing out that “nations that lead on the frontier lead in the world.” … Continue reading

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NSS Board Member Al Globus Provides Updates on Space Settlement Research

Last year National Space Society Board of Directors member Al Globus released three pre-prints that together suggested a radically easier path to space settlement. A major part of this is the discovery that space settlements in Low Earth Orbit very close to … Continue reading

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The National Space Society Applauds Alan Stern Winning the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal

The National Space Society congratulates Dr. Alan Stern on winning the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal. This award is the highest honor that NASA can bestow. NSS has also awarded one of our highest honors to Dr. Stern, the NSS … Continue reading

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National Space Society Applauds SpaceX Launch of IDA to the ISS and successful RTLS of the Falcon 9 First Stage

With a successful launch on July 18 at 12:45 AM EST, 2016 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, SpaceX achieved several dramatic milestones on the Commercial Resupply Services 9 mission (CRS-9). In addition to supplies … Continue reading

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The National Space Society Congratulates Boeing on 100 Years of Aerospace Excellence

The National Space Society (NSS) congratulates the Boeing Company on reaching its 100th anniversary, and doing so while continuing to be the world leader in the aerospace business. NSS acknowledges and greatly appreciates the tremendous role that Boeing and its … Continue reading

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