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NASA and the Rise of Commercial Space: Free Online Symposium

NASA and the Rise of Commercial Space: Free Online Symposium

NASA and the Rise of Commercial Space: A Symposium to Examine the Meaning(s) and Context(s) of Commercial Space Wednesday - March 17, 2021 – Friday, March 19, 2021 Final Session: March 25, 2021 From activities in low-Earth orbit to the Artemis program, the commercial...

Space: The Final Frontier for Garbage?

Space: The Final Frontier for Garbage?

By Jessica Berger, NSS Legal Fellow Pollution isn’t the first thing people usually think of when they are talking about space exploration and development. But truth be told, there is a lot of trash circling the Earth. Currently there are around 1800 operative...

‘For All Mankind’ and The Price of Women’s Pain

‘For All Mankind’ and The Price of Women’s Pain

This Space Available, By Emily Carney. On February 19th, Apple TV’s For All Mankind debuted its second season, and catches up with the women characters we’ve gotten to know during the show’s first season. In the new episodes of FAMK, its cadre of women move from support roles to the main stage – all experiencing, but yet not quite expressing deep emotional and/or physical pain as the events of the 1980s unfold. Note: this piece contains spoilers of For All Mankind Season 1, and the first two episodes of Season 2.

NSS Space Forum on Space Settlement Perspectives Feb 25

NSS Space Forum on Space Settlement Perspectives Feb 25

You are Invited to the National Space Society Space Forum Thursday, February 25, 2021, 9:00 to 10:15 PM EST SPACE SETTLEMENT PERSPECTIVES Featuring two presentations: GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION IN SPACE with Jim Crisafulli, and HOW TO DESIGN A...

NSS Urges Rapid Selection of a Dynamic New NASA Administrator

NSS Urges Rapid Selection of a Dynamic New NASA Administrator

The National Space Society urges the rapid selection of a dynamic new NASA administrator to replace Jim Bridenstine. NASA is currently engaged in many important initiatives, including a transition to commercial Low Earth Orbit (LEO) space stations, Commercial Lunar...

Book Review: Beyond Blue Skies

Book Review: Beyond Blue Skies

A historical account of the development of early American rocket planes and their use to investigate the near orbital environment. I would recommend this book to those interested in the history of space technology.

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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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