Category Archives: Space Settlement

Posts that discuss space settlement

Settling Space Is the Only Sustainable Reason for Humans to Be in Space

OPINION by Dale Skran, National Space Society Executive Vice President This article appeared in The Space Review, February 1, 2016 As robotic and artificial intelligence technologies improve and enable increasingly robust exploration without a human presence, eventually there will be … Continue reading

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Interviews of NSS Chairman Mark Hopkins

Mark Hopkins, Chairman of the NSS Executive Committee, was interviewed on The Space Show on January 4 on the subject of space settlement in general and interstellar space settlement in particular. You can download the 90-minute program here: thespaceshow.com/show/04-jan-2016/broadcast-2617 You can … Continue reading

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National Space Society Partners with Voices From L5: A Space Settlement Podcast

The National Space Society is proud to announce its partnership with Voices From L5. This exciting new podcast will open new discussions on space settlement, focusing on the humanities and social sciences, and educate the public on the science of … Continue reading

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NSS Director Al Globus Featured on The Space Show

NSS Director Al Globus appeared on the internet radio program The Space Show on July 12, speaking on his latest research on Low Earth Orbit space settlements which can be made at much lower mass than previously thought due to … Continue reading

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Interview of Mark Hopkins, Chair of the NSS Executive Committee

Mark Hopkins, Chair of the NSS Executive Committee, was interviewed on the subject of interstellar space settlement on the program “Contours” on FM radio station WNTI on May 28. WNTI  is a member supported public radio station providing non-commercial FM … Continue reading

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International and U.S. Students and Teachers Headed to Toronto for 34th Annual International Space Development Conference®

Students competed in prestigious NSS-NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Contest – Video narrated by Matthew McConaughey Hundreds of students and teachers from the United States and countries across the globe will converge in Toronto this month for the National Space … Continue reading

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Elon Musk’s Plans for Mars

From CBS This Morning: 2-minute video after 30-second advertisement. Transcript after about 40 seconds: “We’ve got to restore American ability to transport astronauts with domestic vehicles, and that’s what we hope to do in about two years. “The next step … Continue reading

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Space Settlements Represent Hope for Humankind

The National Space Society (NSS) offers a comparison of its vision for space settlement to that promoted by many dystopian science fiction movies of today.  NSS has supported the concept of rotating space settlements in orbit or deep space since … Continue reading

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Newly Illustrated Versions of the NSS Roadmap to Space Settlement Now Available

A newly illustrated version of the National Space Society publication Milestones to Space Settlement: An NSS Roadmap is now available in three new formats from nss.org/roadmap: (1) A free downloadable PDF edition [6 MB] (2) a free online full-screen flip-book … 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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