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Book Review: Catching Stardust

The best account we have so far of pioneering missions to sample to sample comets and asteroids: The NASA Stardust mission to sample a comet, the Japanese Hayabusa asteroid sample return mission, and the ESA Rosetta probe to land on a comet. The author is a geochemist who was involved in all three missions.

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Space Ambassadors and World Space Week

Every year, October 4-10 is designated World Space Week by the United Nations. It’s a natural opportunity for space enthusiasts, particularly NSS Space Ambassadors, to engage in activities that attract public interest. This year, Certified Space Ambassador Avinash Shirode did an exemplary job of that in his Nashik, India, community.

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Reach for the Stars National Rocket Competition

The Reach for the Stars National Rocket Competition, which is affiliated with the National Space Society and Enterprise in Space Educational program, was on display at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation Event "Generation STEM:...

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Book Review: A Pioneer’s Guide to Living on the Moon

This book describes a grand vision—a string of largely self-sufficient settlements spread across the northern face of the Moon, interconnected via a network of roads and power cables, thus creating a thriving lunar civilization. It is based on Peter Kokh’s 31-year history of writings in the Moon Miners’ Manifesto newsletter.

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Participate

The National Space Society makes it possible for anyone to actively engage in space-related activities.

Advocate

Advocate

The National Space Society works to elevate awareness of the importance of space to our future.

Educate

Educate

NSS is engaged in a variety of educational activities to inspire students in STEM, STEAM, and space.

What is vision of the National Space Society (NSS)?

People living and working in thriving communities beyond the Earth, and the use of the vast resources of space for the dramatic betterment of humanity.

How can I help?
How does NSS influence space policy?

NSS releases position papers, runs a Political Action Network, participates in regular Congressional visit blitzes, and is a major thought leader on space issues. The United Nations also recognizes NSS as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with official observer status at relevant UN meetings.

How does NSS support education?

We at the National Space Society work to inspire the next generation of space leaders and believe space holds the key to the future of life on Earth. NSS educational activities include engaging teachers, students, and community in learning programs and providing educational opportunities that improve the quality of space-related education and themes. Our educational competitions, lessons, activities, and programs span grades K-12, university, and post-doctoral age levels as we strive to provide educational opportunities to advance the careers of space-interested students from around the world.

What about NSS in my community?

A chapter of the National Space Society is a relatively informal group of space enthusiasts who join together for camaraderie and to promote the NSS vision. See Directory of NSS Chapters.

What is ISDC?

The International Space Development Conference (ISDC) is the annual conference of the National Space Society, the premier citizen’s space conference bringing together NSS leaders and members with leading space sector managers, engineers, scientists, educators, and businessmen. The next ISDC is in Arlington, Virginia June 6-9, 2019 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel.

The 2019 International Space Development Conference

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