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Ad Astra Fall 2005

Ad Astra

The magazine of the
National Space Society

Volume 17, Number 3
Fall 2005

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Featured Articles:

14
ONE NATION, OVER REGULATED:
IS ITAR STALLING THE NEW SPACE RACE?

A set of laws called International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) affect all launch vehicles and satellites.
By Jeff Foust

16
THE DOMINO EFFECT:
HOW SERIOUS IS THE SHUTTLE DELAY AND WHAT HARM CAN IT CAUSE?

By James Oberg

18
CENTENNIAL CHALLENGES:
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY (...BUT IT HELPS)
NASA is offering a total of $350,000 to innovators capable of powering a contraption with beamed energy, building a tether that outlasts its competitors, or pulling oxygen from fake Moon dirt.
By Tariq Malik

23
SPACE CONTROL: TAKING THE HIGHEST GROUND
Introduction by Anthony Duignan-Cabrera

24
EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN:
A HISTORY OF SPACE MILITARIZATION POLICY

By Matt Bille

26
ALONG THE WATCHTOWER:
SAFEGUARDING AMERICA'S SPACE DOMINANCE

By Andrew Plieninger

28
SPACE CONTROL ISN'T FREEDOM OF ACTION
By Jeffrey Lewis

30
THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE TREATY REGIME IN THE GLOBALIZATION ERA
By Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz

32
HOMESTEADING THE HIGH FRONTIER
How should space property rights be handled?
By Wayne White

37
EMPIRE VERSUS THE INDIVIDUAL ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
Science fiction depicts various types of empires in space.
By Bill Christensen


Departments:

5
LETTER FROM HEADQUARTERS
Return to Flight
By George Whitesides, NSS Executive Director

20
OPINION
Intelligent Design and Space Exploration Don't Mix
We need more science literacy in this country, not less.
By Seth Shostak

38
REVIEWS
First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
Reviewed by Leonard David
Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth
Reviewed by John F. Kross

40
COMMUNITY
4 Days in May: The International Space Development Conference

42
LETTER FROM GARY BARNHARD
Viewgraph Engineering: The Crisis in Space Design
By Gary Barnhard, Chairman of the Executive Committee

43
CHAPTER LISTINGS

48
SIGNING OFF
October Skies
From SpaceShipOne to the X Prize Cup
By Leonard David

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