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Great Interview of Jared Isaacman

Great Interview of Jared Isaacman

We would like to share with you this great 30-minute interview of Jared Isaacman, commander of last year's Inspiration4 mission and commander of the Polaris Dawn mission next March for which it is planned to reach the highest Earth orbit ever achieved and have the...

Firefly Reaches Orbit at Last

Firefly Reaches Orbit at Last

By Dale Skran In 2015 I wrote an article for Ad Astra titled “New to Flight: Reducing the Cost of Access to Space,” which reviewed the prospects for the three initial winners of the NASA Venture Class launcher competition: Firefly, Virgin Galactic, and Rocket Lab....

NSS Congratulates NASA on the DART Planetary Defense Mission

NSS Congratulates NASA on the DART Planetary Defense Mission

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test Has Successfully Met Its Target Image: Photo of the asteroid moonlet Dimorphos seconds before the DART spacecraft crashed into it. Courtesy NASA. The National Space Society lauds NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Mission on a...

NSS Forum September 29: Space Business Panel

NSS Forum September 29: Space Business Panel

The National Space Society invites you to the next Space Forum Thursday, September 29, 2022, 9:00 pm to 10:15 pm EDT Space is a Cool Place for Business – Panel Session Register for this Space Forum With Special Guests: Space is open for business, and its future is...

National Space Educator Award: Apply by November 30

National Space Educator Award: Apply by November 30

By Lynne F. Zielinski Vice President of Education, National Space Society National Space Educator Award Chair, National Space Club The National Space Club’s National Space Educator Award is currently accepting applications for the award. The National Space Club has...

NSS Statement on the Orbital Sustainability Act of 2022 (ORBITS Act)

NSS Statement on the Orbital Sustainability Act of 2022 (ORBITS Act)

This week on September 12 the Orbital Sustainability Act of 2022 (ORBITS Act) was introduced to the Senate. The bipartisan bill, championed by Senators Maria Cantwell, John Hickenlooper, Cynthia Lummis, and Roger Wicker, would “establish a demonstration program for...

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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.

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