By Alice M. Hoffman, PE I hope you’ll be able to join me in Los Angeles May 24-27 to experience what promises to be, through months of work by dozens of dedicated NSS volunteers, one of the best ISDCs of all time! Thomas Mueller of SpaceX “blasts off” the conference...read more
Check out this great new 5-minute video in 4K showing lunar highlights thanks to data provided by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. As attention is being turned back to the Moon, this video is a great reminder of how much remains to be understood. This...read more
For 40 years, two small spacecraft launched in 1977 have sped past the planets in our solar system and beyond, carrying humanity’s messages etched on gold disks. Their journey into the depths of interstellar space will continue indefinitely. To honor this...read more
Image: SpaceX Trifecta: Falcon Heavy, Falcon 9 Block 5, Dragon 2 By Dale Skran, NSS Executive Vice President Copyright 2018 SpaceX has three major goals for 2018: Bring the Falcon Heavy to operational status Bring the Block 5 Falcon 9 to operational status Bring the...read more
The National Space Society has named Jeff Bezos its 2018 recipient of the prestigious Gerard K. O'Neill Memorial Award for Space Settlement Advocacy to be awarded at the Society’s yearly conference in May 2018. "Jeff Bezos has articulated exactly what our thousands of...read more
Go to NSS Blog post for 2-minute video of Falcon Heavy highlights.read more
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.
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?
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).