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Ad Astra Volume 24 Number 4

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The magazine of the
National Space Society

Volume 24, Number 4
Winter 2012

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Featured Articles:

14
REMEMBERING NEIL ARMSTRONG
By Clifford R. McMurray

18
NEAs:
The Solar System's Low-Hanging Fruit

By Marianne J. Dyson

22
GOING DEEP:
Excalibur Almaz and Commercial Flights beyond Earth Orbit
By Clifford R. McMurray

26
COSMIC DAWN:
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

By Erin Leidy

30
THE SHUTTLES FIND NEW HOMES
By Regina Pickett Garson

32
50 YEARS LATER:
How Mariner 2 Broke NASA's Losing Streak

By Nicholas Gerbis

36
COLLABORATING FOR OUR FUTURE IN SPACE:
International Space Development Conference 2013, La Jolla, California
By Dave Dressler, 2013 ISDC Conference Chair

40
ORIGINS OF THE NATIONAL SPACE SOCIETY
Interviews with the Founders of the National Space Institute
By Frederick I. Ordway, III

44
THE STORY OF PLANETARY RESOURCES
Humanity's Greatest Adventure in the 21st Century

By Eric Anderson

46
THE MERGER:
Creation of the National Space Society

By Mark M. Hopkins

Departments:

8
LETTER FROM HEADQUARTERS
A Summer of Achievements and Our Tribute to a Hero
By Paul Damphousse

11
LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
By Pat Silver

12
NSS ANNOUNCEMENTS
NSS Remembers Neil A. Armstrong, First Man on the Moon, 1930-2012

48
BOOKS
Colonizing Mars: The Human Mission to the Red Planet, by Robert Zubrin, Harrison Schmitt, Edgar Mitchell, et. al.
Reviewed by Bart Leahy
2312, by Kim Stanley Robinson
Reviewed by Marianne Dyson

50
CHAPTER LISTINGS

55
SIGNING OFF
Orion Spacecraft Water Impact Testing

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