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Book Review: Lunar Outfitters

Book Review: Lunar Outfitters

A rare and rewarding book. The author goes into the complexity of both spacesuit design and quality management in straightforward language. Without stinting on detail he explains things in language those without an engineering background can easily understand. Along the way he tells a story that is engaging and entertaining.

Falcon 9 Soars on Record 8th Flight of the Same First Stage

Falcon 9 Soars on Record 8th Flight of the Same First Stage

By Dale Skran, NSS CEO On January 20th SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. The first stage safely returned to Earth, landing on the drone ship “Just Read the Instructions.” Just another day on the Cape for...

Remembering Phillip Clark, 1950 – 2020

Remembering Phillip Clark, 1950 – 2020

This Space Available, By Emily Carney. Who are giants? They aren’t always those who fly in space; some happen to write about space. Some spaceflight books occupy a permanent space on bookshelves, and 1988’s The Soviet Manned Space Programme (published by Salamander in the United Kingdom, and by Crown in the United States) – written by the late British Interplanetary Society (BIS) space historian Philip Clark – is one of those volumes.

NS-14: Blue Origin Successfully Tests Human-Rated New Shepard System

NS-14: Blue Origin Successfully Tests Human-Rated New Shepard System

By Bob Brodbeck Activities in the suborbital space tourism arena indicate that it is highly likely this business will finally become operational, flying paying passengers to space, this year. Earlier today at their west Texas facility, Blue Origin successfully...

Book Review: How to Astronaut

Book Review: How to Astronaut

This book dishes out glimpses into everyday life in space in bite-size pieces, making an easy to read and convenient for making good use of short time windows. It contains a nice balance of nitty-gritty details of living in space and the emotional and intellectual analyses of the experiences.

To Space—to Save the Earth

To Space—to Save the Earth

By Fisher Smith, NSS Legal Fellow Why should we spend the money, effort and time focusing on outer space exploration and development? After all, it’s a very expensive process to get resources, people and infrastructure into space. Wouldn’t that money be better spent...

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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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