Volume 12, number 4
Missions for Microspacecraft
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4 Doing More With Less: The New Way of Exploring the Solar System: Rex Ridenoure gives several factors that must be addressed if we are to continue exploring the planets.
8 To the Moon: Faster, Cheaper—and Better: Paul Spudis explains how NASA can get back to the Moon with a smaller budget.
10 Starting Small on the Road to Mars: NASA Ames aerospace engineers Robert Hanel, G. Scott Hubbard, Larry Lemke, Ruben Ramos, George Sarver, and Paul Wercinski present two ideas for small, low-cost Mars missions.
12 Japan Sets Out to the Moon and Mars: Hitoshi Mizutani previews the eventful upcoming years for the Japanese space program.
14 Small Missions to Asteroids: The Threat and Future Exploration: Michael Belton asks: what kind of near-Earth asteroid program do we need?
16 Isaac Asimov: Carl Sagan pays tribute to a legend.
3 Members' Dialogue Hubble, NASA spending, and the Society's mission participation.
17 World Watch SETI in danger, Russia's Mars missions, and NASA's budget.
19 Society News Mars rover proves its mettle.
20 Q&A What would Earth's climate be like if Earth wasn't rotating?