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Help NSS with your holiday shopping — at no cost to you!

Here is a simple way you can help support the National Space Society during your holiday shopping -- and throughout the year -- simply by using our Amazon link (bookmark it!) any time you shop at Amazon. NSS receives a small portion of your purchase, at no cost to...

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Book Review: Colonizing Mars

Category: Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Bart Leahy From Ad Astra Winter 2012 Title: Colonizing Mars: The Mission to the Red Planet Authors: Robert Zubrin, Harrison Schmitt, Edgar Mitchell, et. al. NSS Amazon link for this book Format: Paperback Pages: 229 Publisher:...

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Book Review: 2312

Category: Fiction Reviewed by: Marianne Dyson From Ad Astra Winter 2012 Title: 2312 Author: Kim Stanley Robinson NSS Amazon link for this book Format: Hardcover Pages: 576 Publisher: Orbit Date: May, 2012 Retail Price: $25.99 ISBN: 0316098124 Lions and tigers and...

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Paths to Space Settlement

The latest paper in the NSS Journal of Space Settlement is "Paths to Space Settlement" by Al Globus. ABSTRACT A number of firms are developing commercial sub-orbital launch vehicles to carry tourists into space. Let's assume they attract many customers and become...

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Your Very Own Personal Space Program

By Michael Mackowski There are many ways folks express their interest in the space program. Some space enthusiasts read everything they can find and often have a large book collection. Some people accumulate souvenirs and autographs. Photos, patches, and pins are...

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Participate

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

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