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Book Review: The Seven Stars of Matariki

Category: Children’s Book Reviewed by: Marianne Dyson Title: The Seven Stars of Matariki Author: Toni Rollerston-Cummins Illustrator: Nikki Slade-Robinson Ages: 4 and up NSS Amazon link for this book Format: Paperback Pages: 32 Publisher: Huia Publishers Date: June...

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Building a Lunar Base with 3D Printing

31 January 2013. Copyright European Space Agency (ESA). Reproduced with permission. Setting up a lunar base could be made much simpler by using a 3D printer to build it from local materials. Industrial partners including renowned architects Foster + Partners have...

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Florida Today runs story on NSS Chapter in Florida

by James Dean, copyright Florida Today, January 18 (reproduced with permission) Brevard space organization resets focus, changes name The space program is changing, and with it one of the area’s leading advocacy organizations. This week, the Space Coast chapter of the...

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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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