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March Storm 2019 Washington DC Congressional Visits

The Alliance for Space Development (ASD), the National Space Society (NSS) and the Space Frontier Foundation (SFF), are holding the annual March Storm Washington DC Blitz March 10-14, 2019. Sunday March 10 will be an all-day training event, followed by up to four days...

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First New Horizons Ultima Thule Flyby Images Released

The new year opened with another first for the U.S. space program - the successful flyby by New Horizons of the Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) Ultima Thule. At the time of the flyby, New Horizons was some 6.5 billion kilometers from the Sun and 6.6 billion kilometers from...

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Explores Primitive Solar System Asteroid

By Trevor J. Mills OSIRIS-REx has just entered orbit around asteroid Bennu on New Year's Eve, 2018. The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft is an asteroid sample return mission, similar to the...

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ISDC 2019 Program Submission Challenge

Shortly before Christmas I received an email from Madhu Thangavelu, chair of the Moon Development and Settlement programming track for the 2019 International Space Development Conference (ISDC). The email was a call for the submission of abstracts (presentation...

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NSS Press Release on Virgin Galactic Reaching Space

National Space Society congratulates Virgin Galactic on achieving a historic milestone in space tourism Virgin Galactic achieved a historic milestone in space development as the start up of space tourism takes another step forward. Thursday morning, December 13th, the...

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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.



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 Arlington, Virginia June 6-9, 2019 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel.

The 2019 International Space Development Conference

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