Latest items from the NSS Blog:
Opinion By Dale Skran Three recent incidents have led to a lot of hand-wringing among space advocates. After the fully successful “hat trick” of landing both the side boosters and the center core the Falcon Heavy, the center core of the FH toppled due to heavy seas,...read more
By Dale Skran, NSS Chair of the Executive Committee On April 17th the final Cargo Resupply Services 1 mission to the ISS soared off the pad at 4:46 EDT from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, Virginia. The NG-11 (Northrup Grumman 11) flight will...read more
Revisiting space literature from the late 1970s still turns up many surprises and “alternate histories” of an age yet to come. One case in point revolves around the Space Shuttle mission timeline depicted in 1978’s Observer’s Book of Manned Spaceflight, written by veteran BBC aerospace correspondent Reginald Turnill.read more
National Space Society to Honor Leading Space Entrepreneur Jeffrey Manber at Its 2019 International Space Development Conference
The National Space Society (NSS) has named Jeffrey Manber the 2019 recipient of NSS' Space Pioneer Award for Entrepreneurship. Jeffrey Manber is the CEO of NanoRacks and is a leading entrepreneur in the new space arena. Space commerce promises to open the door to...read more
Yuri Gagarin became an international hero when he rocketed into space on April 12, 1961, becoming the first human to orbit the Earth. His pioneering journey opened the era of human spaceflight. Today, this era is poised for a renaissance as NASA, space entrepreneurs...read more
New in the NSS Space Settlement Journal is the article Gravitat: Proposal for a Standard Design Vessel for Space Settlement, by Dr. Pietro Calogero. Abstract In this paper I propose a “gravitat” as a two-pod vessel rotating around a central truss. I argue that a...read more
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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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