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Satellite Life Extension Becomes a Real Thing

By Dale Skran Copyright 2019 On October 9th, a Russian Proton lofted Northrup Grumman’s first satellite life-extension vehicle from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV) is designed to extend the life of satellites by providing...

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Spread the Word: Space Development Benefits Earth

From Dale Skran, Chair of the NSS Executive Committee: Karlton Johnson, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Space Society, has a great Op-Ed at Space.com titled "Spread the Word: Space Development Benefits Earth." I urge every NSS member to read and...

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SpaceX “Level of Enthusiasm” as viewed by NASA

Opinion by Dale L. Skran Just before Elon Musk made his impressive Starship progress update, NASA Administrator Bridenstine tweeted out the following: This statement left space advocates scratching their heads about what it might mean. There’s been a lot of...

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SpaceX’s Next Trifecta

By Dale Skran On the evening of Saturday September 28th, Elon Musk provided an exciting update on Starship progress at Boca Chica, Texas.  By the time you read this, you’ll have probably seen some good articles in the space press summarizing the talk (the entire talk...

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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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