Way-station at L1 with re-usable ferries docked and ready to leave for Mars (Credits:  Anna Nesterova/NSS).

Way-station at L1 with re-usable ferries docked and ready to leave for Mars (Credits: Anna Nesterova/NSS).

The National Space Society (NSS) is a US-based non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. To that end, NSS has updated its Roadmap to Space Settlement, as will be publicly unveiled at the upcoming International Space Development Conference (ISDC) in California.

The Roadmap has two major goals: First, to inspire — and having the entire sweep of our future in space in an easily readable form in one’s hands is inspiring. Second, by delineating and discussing specific Milestones, to make it easier for you to formulate and advocate policies that are most likely to advance the day when the NSS Vision becomes a reality.

 Read the Roadmap for yourself or order a print version from NSS: