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Blue Origin New Shepard Flight 15

Blue Origin New Shepard Flight 15

By Bob Brodbeck Earlier today, Wednesday April 14, 2021, Blue Origin successfully completed the 15th flight of the New Shepard rocket and capsule system at its Launch Site One in West Texas, north of Van Horn. This test included Blue Origin employees as stand-in...

NSS Review: Laika’s Window

NSS Review: Laika’s Window

The story of the first living creature to orbit the Earth is a tragic one. Her “mission” was hastily conceived and executed, with Cold War propaganda more in mind than science, and her life support capsule had no heat shield or parachute to make a safe return possible.

Remembering Dr. Philip Chapman, 1935 – 2021

Remembering Dr. Philip Chapman, 1935 – 2021

This Space Available By Emily Carney “Sputnik 1 was launched in [October 1957], which meant that the space age was really here, but I was still stuck in Sydney [Australia]. One morning just before Christmas, I received a phone call in my lab at Philips from Fred...

Movie Review: Voyagers

Movie Review: Voyagers

VOYAGERS Directed and Written by: Neil Burger Produced by: Basi Ewanyk, Brendon Boyea and Neil Burger Starring: Tye Sheridan, Lily-Rose Depp, Fionn Whitehead, Colin Farrell Released by: Lionsgate Films Release Date: April 7, 2021 Reviewed by: Rod Pyle Voyagers is a...

NSS Space Forum: A Conversation with Scott Pace

NSS Space Forum: A Conversation with Scott Pace

You Are Invited to the National Space Society Space Forum Thursday, April 8, 2021, 9:00 to 10:15 PM EDT  A CONVERSATION WITH SCOTT PACE hosted by Greg Autry Register for the Space Forum As the Executive Secretary of the National...

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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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