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Falcon Heavy Update on SpaceX’s “Triple Trifecta”

By Dale Skran Chair of the NSS Executive Committee Image: First SpaceX recovery of payload fairing In March of 2019 I wrote a Dragon 2 focused update on the “SpaceX Triple Trifeta.” In that article I reviewed the status of SpaceX’s three ambitious goals for 2018: •...

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Book Review: Chasing The Moon Provides Rich Backdrop To Apollo’s Achievements

This anniversary year has turned up a wealth of Apollo 11-related content, some wholly original, some not. It would be easy for writers and filmmakers to simply rehash the general story, just like it has been told scores of times previously. However, the book Chasing The Moon by Robert Stone and Alan Andres (a companion to the PBS series of the same name, which premieres on Monday, July 8th) tells the story of Apollo against a vast backdrop of originators, politicians, chroniclers, and more obscure figures who shaped the era and the lead-up to the era through their actions and words, a unique approach.

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Ohio Reveals Treasure Trove of Aerospace-Related Historic Sites

When most people think of spaceflight within the United States in terms of geography, minds tend to wander towards Houston, Texas (because astronauts are there), and Kennedy Space Center in Florida (because astronauts and crewed space vehicles launch from there). To a lesser extent, people associate the West Coast with Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The first state foremost in people’s minds usually isn’t Ohio.

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Book Review: The Case for Space

Book review: The Case for Space: How the Revolution in Spaceflight Opens Up a Future of Limitless Possibility, by Robert Zubrin. Reviewed by Greg Autry. Those of us deeply embedded in the space community understand that space development is the Rx for a dismal Malthusian future and Zubrin makes our case better than anyone has to date.

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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.



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 next ISDC is in Arlington, Virginia June 6-9, 2019 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel.

The 2020 International Space Development Conference

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