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Ad Astra Fall 2009

Ad Astra

The magazine of the
National Space Society

Volume 21, Number 3
Fall 2009

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On The Cover: Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the Moon near the leg of the lunar module Eagle.

Featured Articles:

15
2009: THE WORLD RETURNS TO THE MOON
Looking at the global space powers.
By Jeffrey Foust

18
APOLLO
Rare photos from the NASA archives.

24
CHARTING THE PATH AHEAD
A look at the Human Space Flight Committee's Report.
By John F. Kross

28
THE TECHNOLOGY OF APOLLO
A look at the engineering solutions required to place men on the Moon in 1969.
By Mark Williamson

32
LION IN WINTER: The Legendary Walter Cronkite
By Miles O'Brien

36
LOOKING BACK
The National Space Society celebrates 35 years of space advocacy.
By Frederick I. Ordway III with Joshua Powers

38
AD ASTRA MAGAZINE: THEN AND NOW
By Marianne Dyson

40
RESTORING HISTORY
NSS takes on a project to restore a piece of its foundation.


Departments:

7
LETTER FROM HEADQUARTERS
Great Water Discoveries
By Brett Silcox

9
LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

12
CORRESPONDENCE
Before the World Looks East
by Dr. Farouk El-Baz

41
EDITORIAL
The Future of Space Could Be LOST

By Greg Allison

42
SPACE SETTLEMENT
The Augustine Report and the Mainstreaming of Our Space Settlement Goal
By Mark Hopkins

43
LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CHAIR
Time to Double Down...
By Gary Barnhard

44
BOOKS
Missions to the Moon, by Rod Pyle
Reviewed by Steve Adamczyk
Krafft Ehricke's Extraterrestrial Imperative, by Marsha Freeman
Reviewed by David Brandt-Erichsen

46
CHAPTER LISTINGS

64
SIGNING OFF
The Butterfly Nebula

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