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10th Re-flight of a Falcon 9 Booster

10th Re-flight of a Falcon 9 Booster

By Dale Skran On May 9th at 2:42 AM a Falcon 9 roared skyward lofting another 60 Starlink satellites to orbit. Ho-hum! That’s the 11th Starlink launch on a Falcon 9 in 2021 so far, so what’s the big deal? SpaceX has been re-using F9 first stages for a long time. Take...

Book Review: A Pioneer’s Guide to Living on Mars

Book Review: A Pioneer’s Guide to Living on Mars

The Mars Pioneer’s Guide is a gold mine of ideas that touch on every aspect of building a base on Mars, and from there, expanding out to explore the length and breadth of the new world, learning its secrets and discovering how to build a society that is not dependent on a lifeline from Earth, but rather one that eventually is able to trade and interact with Earth on a peer-to-peer basis.

Blue Origin’s First Astronaut Flight Scheduled for July 20th

Blue Origin’s First Astronaut Flight Scheduled for July 20th

One seat is up for auction. By Bob Brodbeck Image courtesy Blue Origin Today, May 5th, on the 60th anniversary of Alan Shepard’s Mercury 7 suborbital space flight, Blue Origin announced that astronaut flights aboard their New Shepard (NS) suborbital rocket and capsule...

NSS Space Forum: Early Aerospace Career Professionals

NSS Space Forum: Early Aerospace Career Professionals

You are Invited to the National Space Society Space Forum Thursday, May 6, 2021, 9:00 to 10:15 PM EDT The Changing Face of Aerospace: Perspectives from a Panel of Early Career Professionals Register today to reserve your seat and to submit your questions. Register no...

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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.

 

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