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Book Review: The Overview Effect, 4th Edition

Book Review: The Overview Effect, 4th Edition

Without exception, astronauts report seeing the Earth from space results in feeling a stronger, more protective connection with the Earth and a deepened awareness of the commonality of all human beings. The borders between countries disappear in the view from space; and the differences of cultures, politics, and competing religions disappear along with them.

Book Review: From the Earth to the Moon: The Miniseries Companion

Book Review: From the Earth to the Moon: The Miniseries Companion

“From the Earth to the Moon” was a twelve-part HBO mini-series which first aired on April 5, 1998. The series was produced by Bruce Glazer, Ron Howard and Tom Hanks and based on a book by Andrew Chaiken entitled A Man on the Moon that was published in 1994.

NSS Board of Directors Election is Underway

NSS Board of Directors Election is Underway

Ballots have been distributed to eligible NSS members for the 2022 NSS Board of Directors Election. Here is what to do if you have not received a ballot: First, check your email spam folder. 76% of members were sent emails with voting instructions and a link to an...

NSS Iowa Chapter presents “Moon Talk” via Zoom May 23

NSS Iowa Chapter presents “Moon Talk” via Zoom May 23

"Moon Talk" tells the story of how the Collins Radio Company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa developed the communication systems for the Apollo program. This documentary video will be shown in person and via Zoom at the next meeting of the Iowa chapter of the National Space...

NSS Space Forum May 5: Space Mission Patches

NSS Space Forum May 5: Space Mission Patches

You are Invited to the next NSS Space Forum Thursday, May 5, 202, 9:00 pm to 10:15 pm EDT Space Mission Patches: The Artistry, History and Meaning Behind Their Design Register here for this free Space Forum With Special Guests Along with their training, an important...

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The National Space Society works to elevate awareness of the importance of space to our future.

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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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