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The Time is Now: Congress Must Support Reusability

The Time is Now: Congress Must Support Reusability

By Bailey Cunningham, NSS Legal Fellow Humans are at the brink of a new era of space exploration. We are bound only by our imagination, ingenuity—and cost. As NSS Vice President of Space Development Greg Autry pointed out in an article in Forbes, “Launch cost has...

Book Review: A Reluctant Icon

Book Review: A Reluctant Icon

The second volume of Neil Armstrong letters. In some respects, both volumes tell Armstrong’s story in ways better than even Hansen’s earlier masterpiece biography of Armstrong, First Man. The words and thoughts in each of the two books of letters are Armstrong’s own words and thoughts.

Book Review: Dear Neil Armstrong

Book Review: Dear Neil Armstrong

A must-have book for all space enthusiasts, this collection of letters, cards, telegrams, and e-mails gives readers an idea how fame affected Neil Armstrong’s life following Apollo 11. Society’s treatment, both good and bad, of heroes is demonstrated throughout this work.

NS-13: New Shepard Flights Successfully Resume

NS-13: New Shepard Flights Successfully Resume

By Bob Brodbeck This morning at 8:36 am CST the Blue Origin New Shepard space flight program resumed at the company’s West Texas facility with the successful flight of mission NS-13, the thirteenth consecutive successful flight of the New Shepard suborbital launch...

The United States Government Should Stay in the Space Station Business

The United States Government Should Stay in the Space Station Business

By Jessica Andrews, NSS Legal Fellow As a crowning achievement of international cooperation in tense times, the International Space Station (ISS) has housed various groups of space travelers since 2000. Currently the ISS is funded only through 2024, though the current...

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The National Space Society makes it possible for anyone to actively engage in space-related activities.

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The National Space Society works to elevate awareness of the importance of space to our future.

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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. The 2021 ISDC will be in Los Angeles.

 

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