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Ad Astra Volume 28 Number 2

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National Space Society

Volume 28, Number 2
Summer 2016

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Cover image credit: Johan Swanepoel (assembled from NASA images).

Featured Articles:

12
IN-SITU RESOURCE UTILIZATION:
Living off the Land as if Your Life Depended on It
By John F. Kross

16
GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT PLANETARY DEFENSE
By Clifford R. McMurray

20
MEET THE EIGHT-BALLS
NASA's newest class of astronauts looks to Moon, Mars, and beyond

By Travis K. Kircher

24
SPACE SUITS ME JUST FINE
By John F. Kross

28
ASTEROID MINING: VIABLE, AFFORDABLE, AND SOON
By Dan Ward

32
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION: CANDIDATE STATEMENTS

Departments:

8
NSS CORRESPONDENCE
Space Shuttle Challenger 30th Commemoration Wall at Challenger Elementary School in Huntsville, Alabama
By Yohon Lo

9
LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
By Pat Silver

10
NSS ANNOUNCEMENTS
Overview of H.R. 4752: The Space Exploration, Development, and Settlement Act of 2016
By Dale Skran

46
LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CHAIR
Victory: The Vision of NSS May Soon Become an Official Objective of NASA
By Mark Hopkins

47
SPACE SETTLEMENT COLUMN
The Beginning of the Era of Space Settlement
By Jim Keravala

48
BOOKS
Infinity Beckoned: Adventuring Through the Solar System, 1969-1989, by Jay Gallentine
Reviewed by Loretta Hall
The Complete Space Buff's Bucket List: 100 Space Things to Do Before You Die, by Loretta Hall
Reviewed by Robert A. Lee

50
CHAPTER LISTINGS

55
SIGNING OFF
Flying Through the Aurora’s Green Fog

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