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Ad Astra Volume 25 Number 4

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The magazine of the
National Space Society

Volume 25, Number 4
Winter 2013

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Cover Image: Now that ISS has demonstrated the technology, engineering, and operations for living and working in Earth orbital space, the next step for NASA could be establishing a city in space, assembled from modular components, to serve multiple uses. IMAGE CREDIT: Joshua Sams, Analytical Mechanics Associates (AMA), Inc., under contract to NASA Langley Research Center.

Featured Articles:

12
DISTANT SKYLINE:
A Vision for What's Beyond ISS
By Doris Hamill

16
CHOOSING FOR SCIENCE:
The Farside of the Moon
by Marianne Dyson

20
A MODULAR PARADIGM FOR EXPLORATION
By James E. Van Laak

24
IN ONE GIANT LEAP
Shackleton Energy Company's Strategic Vision
By Clifford R. McMurray

28
COMMERCIAL CARGO COMPETITION
Dragon turns up the heat; Cygnus trumpets test flight
By John F. Kross

32
A BOLD NEW MISSION:
Asteroid redirect with crew sample return

By Marianne Dyson

36
A SUMMER IN NEW SPACE, 2013
By Dale L. Skran

40
CLOSER EVERY DAY:
An interview with George Whitesides

By Clifford R. McMurray

42
NATIONAL SPACE SOCIETY AWARDS
Honorees at the 2013 NSS International Space Development Conference
By John K. Strickland

44
UN COMMITTEE ON THE PEACEFUL USES OF OUTER SPACE 2013
by Dr. Amanda L. Moore

Departments:

8
NSS ANNOUNCEMENTS
Help NSS Bring Our Vision to Life
By Karen Mermel

9
LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
By Pat Silver

10
NSS CORRESPONDENCE
ISDC Is Back in L.A.!
Space Settlements Represent Hope for Humankind

46
LETTER FROM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Interstellar Space Settlement
By Mark Hopkins

47
SPACE SETTLEMENT COLUMN
Creating the Future
By Gary Barnhard

48
BOOKS
SpaceX: Making Commercial Spaceflight a Reality, by Erik Seedhouse
Reviewed by David Brandt-Erichsen
Fundamentals of Space Business and Economics, by Ozgur Gurtuna
Reviewed by Jim Plaxco

50
CHAPTER LISTINGS

55
SIGNING OFF
The Moon and Sun

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