Latest items from the NSS Blog:
This excellent 9-minute TED talk on space solar power is presented by Paul Jaffe, PhD, of the Naval Research Laboratory Space Engineering Department. Paul does research in space solar and power beaming. The talk was given in October 2018 and published January...read more
OPINION by Dale Skran, NSS Executive Vice President This is an update to a January 21 post that generated some controversy in the comments section. The controversy was about the following statement in the January 21 blog post: “The second reason the Falcon Heavy has...read more
This is the memoir of Dr. Dave Williams, a Canadian astronaut and former Director of Space and Life Sciences at NASA. An overarching message of performing your best, living life in the moment, and overcoming failure and adversity provides inspiration for anyone wishing to become an astronaut.read more
OPINION by Dale Skran, NSS Executive Vice President On October 10th, 2018, the Air Force announced the funding recipients for National Security Space Launch program, the new name for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program. Currently the EELV program...read more
Space hipster Emily Carney's This Space Available blog is now a part of the National Space Society blog. Emily started This Space Available on Blogspot in 2010 primarily as a space history blog where Emily shares her personal observations on astronauts and a wide...read more
NSS Releases Position Paper: A Space Guard to Enable, Regulate, and Protect National Civil and Commercial Space Activities
NSS has released a new position paper entitled "A Space Guard to Enable, Regulate, and Protect National Civil and Commercial Space Activities." The abstract is below. Please note that a Space Guard is not a Space Force! Illustration above: An artist's impression of a...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 Arlington, Virginia June 6-9, 2019 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel.
The 2019 International Space Development Conference
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