Latest items from the NSS Blog:

Book Review – A Reluctant Icon: Letters to Neil Armstrong

Book Review – A Reluctant Icon: Letters to Neil Armstrong

This Space Available, by Emily Carney. A second volume of letters, A Reluctant Icon: Letters to Neil Armstrong, is Hansen’s latest contribution to Armstrong scholarship, and lives up to its title; it shows a First Man who, while being unfailingly modest and polite, is more at ease turning down public appearances and entreaties to reveal more about his personal beliefs and peccadilloes than making splashy celebrity cameos. In turn, the less-than-revealing Armstrong reveals a lot about his personality, and his values – even by his silence.

read more
Book Review: Handprints on Hubble

Book Review: Handprints on Hubble

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Clifford R. McMurray Title: Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut’s Story of Invention Author: Kathryn D. Sullivan NSS Amazon link for this book Format: Hardcover/Paperback/Kindle/Audiobook Pages: 304 Publisher: The MIT Press Date:...

read more
Book Review: Proposal for Man-in-Space (1957-1958)

Book Review: Proposal for Man-in-Space (1957-1958)

For those old enough to recall, the content of this book will bring back lots of memories of an almost forgotten aspect of the early space race era. While it can be difficult reading because of its blending of numerous DoD/USAF papers and reports of the time, it provides an essential perspective of American space history.

read more
NASA’s Artemis Accords Engage International Partners

NASA’s Artemis Accords Engage International Partners

The National Space Society applauds NASA’s announcement today that calls for robust agreements (Artemis Accords) with international partners based on a common set of principles governing the exploration and use of outer space, including commercial activities. “While...

read more
Space Settlement on the Fast Track

Space Settlement on the Fast Track

By Al Globus NSS Board of Directors Here’s an intriguing approach to an early free-space settlement. These settlements rotate to produce artificial gravity so the kids will grow up with strong bones and muscles. Launch cost is the most vexing problem for building such...

read more
Book Review: Arcadia Mars

Book Review: Arcadia Mars

A potential Earth-destroying disaster looms, so humanity must establish a colony on Mars soon. This is the premise driving Arcadia Mars. Though fiction, this story portrays a thoroughly detailed and plausible program for settlement based on a realistic extrapolation of technology into the near future.

read more

Subscribe to the NSS Blog

Stay on top of NSS Space by subscribing to our blog!

Participate

Participate

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

Advocate

Advocate

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

Educate

Educate

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 2020 ISDC scheduled for Dallas, Texas (May 28-31) will not be held due to coronavirus. The 2021 ISDC will be in Los Angeles.

The 2020 International Space Development Conference

 

Space 2.0 by Rod Pyle Book Review Get the NSS NASA Federal Credit Union Credit Card Ad Astra Magazine Shop Amazon

Pin It on Pinterest