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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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The Return of the Dragon

NASA press release about the successful completion of the first commercial resupply mission the the International Space Station: RELEASE: 12-381 SPACEX DRAGON RETURNS FROM SPACE STATION WITH NASA CARGO HOUSTON -- A Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Dragon...

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Book Review: Smoke Jumper, Moon Pilot

Category: Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Clifford R. McMurray Title: Smoke Jumper, Moon Pilot: The Remarkable Life of Apollo 14 Astronaut Stuart Roosa Author: Willie G. Moseley NSS Amazon link for this book Format: Hardcover Pages: 256 Publisher: Acclaim Press Date: Oct....

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Book Review: Becoming Spacefarers

Category: Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Susan Raizer Title: Becoming Spacefarers: Rescuing America’s Space Program Author: James A. Vedda NSS Amazon link for this book Format: Hardcover/Paperback/Kindle Pages: 213 Publisher: Xlibris Corporation Date: June 2012 Retail...

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Book Review: Mars and How to Observe It

Category: Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Allen G. Taylor Title: Mars and How to Observe It Author: Peter Grego NSS Amazon link for this book Format: Paperback Pages: 257 Publisher: Springer Date: June 2012 Retail Price: $39.95 ISBN: 1461423015 This book, by amateur...

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Book Review: At Home in Space

Category: Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Stephen Adamczyk From Ad Astra Fall 2012 Title: At Home in Space: The Late Seventies Into the Eighties Author: Ben Evans NSS Amazon link for this book Format: Paperback Pages: 481 Publisher: Springer/Praxis Date: 2012 Retail Price:...

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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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