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Space Research Can Save the Planet — Again

From Dale Skran, Chair of the NSS Executive Committee: NSS VP of Space Development Greg Autry has an essay on the American Energy Society website. The link is here: https://www.energysociety.org/space-research-can-save-the-planet.html This article provides a great...

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Book Review: Ambassadors from Earth

Ambassadors from Earth: Pioneering Explorations with Unmanned Spacecraft, by Jay Gallentine. Reviewed by Clifford R. McMurray. It’s impossible to do justice to the epic scope of this book in a short review. What Tom Wolfe did for the astronauts in The Right Stuff, Gallentine does for robotic explorers in this wonderful book.

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NSS Position Paper: How Space Technology Benefits the Earth

The purpose of this just-released NSS Position Paper is to clarify and explain current and potential benefits of space-based capabilities for life on Earth from environmental, social, and economic perspectives, including: A) Space activities having a positive impact...

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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 next ISDC is in Dallas, Texas May 28-31, 2020 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel & Convention Center.

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