Space Shuttle Flight 1 (STS-1) Post Flight Presentation, narrated by the astronauts (17 minutes).
Launch: April 12, 1981.
Crew: John Young, Robert Crippen.
Defending Earth: Protecting humanity from dangerous space objects
Clean Energy from Space: Enabling everyone to benefit from space solar power.
Developing Space: Making the vast resources of space available to all.
Communities in Space: Supporting the establishment of space settlements, making us an interplanetary species
The National Space Society is the preeminent citizen’s voice on space exploration, development, and settlement. The NSS Vision is “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.”
NSS publishes a variety of content including our award-winning ad Astra magazine, our peer-reviewed Space Settlement Journal, and our e-newsletter.
In addition to our annual International Space Development Conference, the NSS hosts a number of events to further facilitate space-faring conversation.
Looking to get involved in the conversation? There are numerous ways to make it happen. From joining local chapters to volunteering, there are many opportunities.