Latest items from the NSS Blog:
Author Kim Stanley Robinson writes of turmoil, strife, political revolution and poetry on a Moon mostly settled by China. A sensory novel delivering the experience of the alien, both of China for westerners and the lunar environment. Robinson has always been an eclectically intelligent writer and this is a book well worth reading. Reviewed by Peter Spasov.read more
National Space Society to Honor Astronaut Eileen Collins at Its 2019 International Space Development Conference
Astronaut Eileen Collins has two major space firsts, the first woman to be a space shuttle pilot and the first to be a space shuttle commander. To honor her achievements, the National Space Society (NSS) has named Eileen Collins the 2019 recipient of NSS’ Space Pioneer Award for Historic Space Achievement.read more
The last six months have brought us two major movies about Apollo 11, and some of its figures: First Man (released October 2018), and Apollo 11 (currently playing in theaters). While this 50th anniversary year will bring many related films, documentaries, and books to the fold, here are five that stand out.read more
The National Space Society (NSS) is pleased to announce the election of Geoffrey Notkin as NSS President. We interview Geoffrey below. INTRODUCTION Probably best known for starring in Meteorite Men for three seasons on the Science Channel, Geoffrey was born in the...read more
By George Mancuso After five days in orbit Crew Dragon Demo-1 undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) and completed a picture-perfect landing with splashdown occurring at approximately 08:45 EST (1345 UTC) on March 8, 2019. The landing took place 230 miles...read more
The documentary Searching For Skylab, released on Vimeo on March 5th, is a treasure trove of as-yet-unseen archival footage of the much-underrated early 1970s U.S. space station, inter-cut with commentary from its astronauts, workers, major players, and experts. Director Dwight Steven-Boniecki’s film also serves to demolish some commonly held myths about Skylab.read more
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.
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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