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Businessweek: The New Space Age

A Magazine Review by Dale L Skran, NSS Executive Vice President The July 30, 2018 issue of Business Week is a special issue devote entirely to space. For the most part the articles are serious and interesting, with one glaring exception. NSS and its International...

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Inspire Future Professionals–Become a Space Ambassador

Where are the college graduates that space companies need to hire? Recent reports indicate they are in short supply or are unaware of aerospace industry opportunities. You can help increase the supply of future employees by becoming a Space Ambassador. By Loretta Hall...

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Book Review: The High Frontier: An Easier Way

The High Frontier: An Easier Way (July 2018), by Tom Marotta and Al Globus, reviewed by David Brandt-Erichsen. A worthy update to Gerard K. O’Neill’s seminal 1977 book The High Frontier, this book provides new ideas on a stepwise approach that can help bridge the gap between where we are now and the first orbital space settlements.

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NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge

NASA and partner Bradley University of Peoria, Illinois are holding a $2.5 million competition to build a 3-D printed habitat for deep space exploration, including the agency’s journey to Mars. The multi-phase challenge is designed to advance the construction...

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Virgin Galactic VSS Unity Third Powered Test Flight

Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity third powered flight on July 26th 2018. Image courtesy of Virgin Galactic. By Bob Brodbeck Less than two months after the previous test, Virgin Galactic on Thursday afternoon (July 26) launched its reusable Virgin spaceship (VSS) Unity to a...

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



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



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 Los Angeles, California, May 24-27, 2018 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel (LAX).

The 2019 International Space Development Conference

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