National Space Society https://space.nss.org Working to Create a Spacefaring Civilization Sat, 26 Nov 2022 21:27:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://space.nss.org/wp-content/uploads/cropped-NSS-Logo-RGB-32x32.gif National Space Society https://space.nss.org 32 32 144503182 Zoom Meeting with “First Man” author James R. Hansen December 5th https://space.nss.org/zoom-meeting-with-first-man-author-james-r-hansen-december-5th/ https://space.nss.org/zoom-meeting-with-first-man-author-james-r-hansen-december-5th/#respond Sat, 26 Nov 2022 21:27:41 +0000 https://space.nss.org/?p=60203

The Iowa Chapter of the National Space Society is pleased to announce that our guest speaker for December 5th is author and space historian James R. Hansen, perhaps best known to many of you for his definitive biography of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, First Man. Meeting: National Space Society – Iowa Chapter Date: Monday, […]

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Happy Thanksgiving to all you Space Advocates out there!!! https://space.nss.org/happy-thanksgiving-to-all-you-space-advocates-out-there/ https://space.nss.org/happy-thanksgiving-to-all-you-space-advocates-out-there/#comments Sat, 26 Nov 2022 01:59:34 +0000 https://space.nss.org/?p=60166

OPINION By Dale Skran Lots of publications run special Thanksgiving stories, or provide an editorial that opines on how lucky we are to live in the USA, or to live in the 21st century, or to have our homes, families, and jobs. Sometimes a science or engineering outlet will try to put a scientific spin […]

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Celebrate “Breakfast on the Moon” December 10 https://space.nss.org/celebrate-breakfast-on-the-moon-december-10/ https://space.nss.org/celebrate-breakfast-on-the-moon-december-10/#respond Fri, 25 Nov 2022 03:27:45 +0000 https://space.nss.org/?p=60142

By Joseph Bland Sacramento L5 Society The Sacramento L5 Society chapter of NSS will host the final 50th anniversary “Breakfast on the Moon” event, a live Zoom-based celebration of the Apollo program. This time, we’ll be celebrating not just the magical Apollo 17 mission, not just the end of all the Apollo missions, but also that […]

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The View from National Space Society Headquarters https://space.nss.org/the-view-from-national-space-society-headquarters/ https://space.nss.org/the-view-from-national-space-society-headquarters/#respond Sun, 20 Nov 2022 20:14:39 +0000 https://space.nss.org/?p=60051

By Burt Dicht NSS Managing Director of Membership I took this photo of the Artemis 1 launch just outside the back door of the building that contains the new NSS office! As a member of the Apollo Generation, I confess to being envious when friends, colleagues and fellow space enthusiasts share stories of witnessing an Apollo […]

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In the Shadow of the “Mega Rocket” https://space.nss.org/in-the-shadow-of-the-mega-rocket/ https://space.nss.org/in-the-shadow-of-the-mega-rocket/#comments Fri, 18 Nov 2022 14:44:07 +0000 https://space.nss.org/?p=60003

By Dale Skran With the long-awaited November 16, 2022 launch of the much delayed and far over budget Space Launch System on the Artemis 1 mission, many eyes have turned to NASA with the general view that at long last something like the glory of Apollo is on the horizon. Yet the bigger story builds […]

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The National Space Society Salutes the Start of NASA’s Artemis Program https://space.nss.org/the-national-space-society-salutes-the-start-of-nasas-artemis-program/ https://space.nss.org/the-national-space-society-salutes-the-start-of-nasas-artemis-program/#respond Wed, 16 Nov 2022 13:16:17 +0000 https://space.nss.org/?p=59939

Today’s Launch is NASA’s First Step Toward a New Age of Lunar Exploration and Development The National Space Society applauds the successful inauguration of Artemis program operations. The Artemis I mission to lunar orbit, which launched in the early morning hours of November 16, will test key elements of the Space Launch System and the […]

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NSS Forum November 10: Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) https://space.nss.org/nss-forum-november-10-students-for-the-exploration-and-development-of-space/ https://space.nss.org/nss-forum-november-10-students-for-the-exploration-and-development-of-space/#respond Mon, 07 Nov 2022 20:16:02 +0000 https://space.nss.org/?p=59649

The National Space Society invites you to the next Space Forum Thursday, November 10, 2022, 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS): A Conversation with SEDS-USA Leaders Live from the SEDS SpaceVision Conference Register for this Space Forum The expansion of the commercial space industry, NASA’s recent […]

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Twelve for Twelve: Celebrating This Space Available’s Anniversary with Space Literature https://space.nss.org/twelve-for-twelve-celebrating-this-space-availables-anniversary-with-space-literature/ https://space.nss.org/twelve-for-twelve-celebrating-this-space-availables-anniversary-with-space-literature/#respond Sun, 06 Nov 2022 17:46:46 +0000 https://space.nss.org/?p=59636

This Space Available, by Emily Carney. To celebrate twelve years of This Space Available, here are twelve spaceflight books – in no particular order, some new, some older – that I'm either enjoying or planning to devour soon.

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NSS of North Texas Hears Presentation on Finding Asteroids https://space.nss.org/nss-of-north-texas-hears-presentation-on-finding-asteroids/ https://space.nss.org/nss-of-north-texas-hears-presentation-on-finding-asteroids/#respond Fri, 04 Nov 2022 22:18:05 +0000 https://space.nss.org/?p=59615

By Robin Scott Image: Visualizing the trajectories through the solar system of asteroids discovered by ADAM. Credits: B612 Asteroid Institute, University of Washington DiRAC Institute, and OpenSpace Project. NSS of North Texas welcomed Joachim Moeyens, Graduate Student Fellow of the Asteroid Institute and Data Intensive Research in Astrophysics and Cosmology (DiRAC) Institute, who presented “The […]

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Book Review: Back to the Moon (2022) https://space.nss.org/book-review-back-to-the-moon-2022/ https://space.nss.org/book-review-back-to-the-moon-2022/#respond Thu, 03 Nov 2022 14:14:36 +0000 https://space.nss.org/?p=59604

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Douglas G. Adler Title: Back to the Moon: The Next Giant Leap for Humankind Author: Joseph Silk NSS Amazon link for this book Format: Hardcover/Kindle Pages: 304 Publisher: Princeton University Press Date: November 2022 Retail Price: $29.95/$28.45 ISBN: 978-0691215235 On December 14, 1972, with fellow moonwalker Harrison “Jack” Schmidt already safe […]

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