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Ad Astra  |  2020 - 4  


Pathway to Mars - Crewed missions to the red planet
The Summer of Mars - An international armada sets forth
A dragon in flight - SpaceX's Crew-1
Ad Astra is the award-winning quarterly print and digital publication of the National Space Society. This deluxe magazine covers all the latest space news with an emphasis on human spaceflight and the settlement of our solar system.

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Great compliments for the sky at night

Full of lots of interesting and entertaining articles Reviewed Saturday, 16 November 2019

Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in Ad Astra 2020 - 4.

IT’S A SPACEX YEAR What a year 2020 has been. The major story, of course, has been the global COVID-19 pandemic, which has thrown our lives, as well as global markets, into turmoil. While we all hope that a vaccine c...
WHY WE ARE NON-PARTISAN In these very partisan times, it is important to recall why the National Space Society is non-partisan. The NSS stands for a hopeful future in space that benefits everyone; one in which the vast re...
WHAT’S IN A NAME? During my sophomore year of college, I worked as an assistant manager in a 24-hour grocery store. Being the lowest link on the managerial food chain, I was given the responsibility of overseeing the...
5 LIFE ON VENUS? While the findings are still extremely preliminary, two papers recently published in the journal Nature discussed the possibility of life existing high in the toxic clouds of Venus. In the decades ...
4 SPACE RESORTS, AMAZON-STYLE An orbiting space settlement Credit: Bryan Versteeg Blue Origin, the space company started by Amazon magnate Jeff Bezos, recently made a new commitment toward his ultimate goal of settl...
3 NEW SHEPARD Credit: Blue Origin In more Blue Origin news, the company recently flew its seventh successful launch-and-landing test of a reused New Shepard rocket. Other than launching a few weeks lat...