Arthur Smith is a former Vice President of Chapters for the National Space Society (NSS).
Dr. Smith’s enthusiasm for space was kindled after reading Gerard O’Neill’s “High Frontier”, and joined the National Space Society in 2001. He helped form a local chapter in Long Island, New York, and has organized discussion tracks on the Moon and space resources at several of NSS’ annual International Space Development Conferences. He regularly writes advocacy articles and reviews on space issues, particularly space solar power, for a number of print and online publications.
Dr. Smith was previously involved in managing the Web pages and mailing lists for NSS chapters and several NSS committees, at ‘nsschapters.org’. He played a major role in moving the main NSS Web site to the same platform and was involved in several innovative additions to the Web site.
Dr. Smith worked with NSS committees, board members and the executive directors on national space issues for several years. In particular he has served on the chapters committee and the policy committee. He also served on the board of directors of the Moon Society for two years.
Dr. Smith received a Ph.D. in theoretical condensed matter physics from Cornell University in 1991. He currently manages a software development group for the research journals of the American Physical Society. He is happily married with three children.