Moon Society congratulates China on successful launch of Chang'e-1 probe towards the Moon

From President Peter Kokh

October 24, 2007: XICHANG - The launch of China's first lunar probe Chang'e-1, on a Long March CZ-3A booster, was successful, a Chinese official announced Wednesday evening at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

Li Shangfu, director of the Xichang launch center, made the announcement after the orbiter successfully entered the earth orbit and unfolded its solar panel, paving the way for its transfer to the lunar orbit.

Moon Society Joins new 13-Member Space Solar Alliance for Future Energy (SSAFE)

Link: http://ssafe.org/

From Moon Society President Peter Kokh

It is in our interests to oppose any Congressional ban on "humans to Mars" programs

September 13, 2007

Fellow Moon Society Leaders, fellow Moon Society members, and others who actively support a human return to the Moon and the establishment of an Earth-Moon economy;

The proposed Congressional ban on spending for "humans to Mars" programs would seem to be in our favor. But as is often the case, first assessments can be quite off the mark.

MMM Welcomes back Denver’s Front Range L5 Society NSS Chapter

Link: http://www.MoonMinersManifesto.com

From the editor, Peter Kokh

With the August 2007 issue, #207, Denver Colorado’s Front Range L5 Society chapter of the National Space Society rejoins the MMM Family of NSS Chapters. There have long been two chapters in the Denver area. Mile High L5 Society had been founded to serve members from Martin Marietta, and still serves the southern portion of the Greater Denver area, while the bulk of FRL5 members come from the northern Metro area.

2007 Membership Drive

Link: http://www.moonsociety.org/register/2007_membership_drive.html

July 28, 2007 - The Society's Leadership Council, at its July 18th meeting, put together a dual incentive plan for this year's membership drive. The drive is aimed not only at encouraging new members to join the Society, but to encourage former members to rejoin us.

2008 Space Settlement Calendar Available

Link: http://www.nss.org/settlement/calendar/gallery.htm

A link to purchase the NSS Space Settlement 2008 Calendar is now available:

http://www.turnerpublishing.com/detail.aspx?ID=1381

and has been placed on all of the Space Settlement Art Gallery pages (72 of them)

http://www.nss.org/settlement/calendar/gallery.htm

Moon Society's Aggressive Support for VSE

Link: http://www.moonsociety.org/spreadtheword/vse_support.html

The Moon Society's role in The Vision for Space Exploration (VSE)

The George W. Bush Administration has proposed a Vision for Space Exploration (VSE) for the United States in which NASA will lead an effort to return human crews to the Moon, "to stay."

Winning Artwork in the National Space Society 2008 Space Settlement Calendar Art Contest

Press Release March 5, 2007

In November 2006, the National Space Society(NSS) launched the NSS Space Settlement Art Contest. The purposes of the contest were to generate new artwork depicting space settlement; encourage artists in the creation of such art; and to raise public awareness of the concepts of space settlement by maintaining an online space art gallery and featuring the best contest art in the NSS Space Settlement 2008 Calendar.

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Moon Society Discount at ISDC 2007 in Dallas

Link: http://www.moonsociety.org/conference/isdc2007_participation.html

Some of you have asked whether or not Moon Society members are eligible for the NSS member discount at ISDC 2007.

I have just received an affirmative confirmation on this question from ISDC Co-chair, Kenneth Murphy, who is himself a Moon Society member.

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