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Ad Astra Volume 29 Number 1

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The magazine of the
National Space Society

Volume 29, Number 1
Spring 2017

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Featured Articles:

1
AN ARTFUL WAY OF LIVING AND WORKING IN SPACE SETTLEMENTS
A Look at the Winners of the Roadmap to Space Settlement Student Art Contest
By Lynne F. Zielinski

12
ISDC 2017
The Spirit of Exploration and Discovery
By St. Louis Space Frontier

18
SPACE SOLAR POWER AND SPACE SETTLEMENT
Enabled and Enabler
By John C. Mankins

20
SOLAR SAILS ARRIVE
By Les Johnson

28
USING TWO MOONS TO MAKE “MARS DIRECT” SUSTAINABLE
By Al Anzaldua and Dave Dunlop

32
AN UPDATE FROM NSS’ SPACE SETTLEMENT SUMMIT
By Rod Pyle

36
TERRAFORMING MARS: COULD WE? SHOULD WE?
By Marianne Dyson

40
ELON MUSK’S AUDACIOUS PLAN TO COLONIZE THE RED PLANET
By John F. Kross

44
GERARD O’NEILL’S VISION FOR SPACE SETTLEMENT
The Dream at 40
By Clifford R. McMurray

48
NSS WORKING FOR YOU: WHAT THE PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION MEANS FOR NASA
By Dale L. Skran

Departments (NSS Lounge):

52
SPACE SETTLEMENT AND THE NATIONAL SPACE SOCIETY
By Mark Hopkins

54
THE ROAD TO UNISPACE 50
By Amanda Moore

56
NSS CHAPTERS
Bringing Space Settlement Research to the World
By Claire Stephens McMurray

58
BOOKS
How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight, by Julian Guthrie
Reviewed by Clifford R. McMurray
Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe, by Mike Massimino
Reviewed by Susan Raizer

60
YOU CAN USE YOUR WILL TO CHANGE THE FUTURE
NSS Launches the Gerard O’Neill Voyagers Circle

62
CHAPTER LISTINGS

64
LAST WORD
August 14, 1968 — One of the UN Global Conferences

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