The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent, educational, grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. Its mission is "to promote social, economic, technological, and political change in order to expand civilization beyond Earth, to settle space and to use the resulting resources to build a hopeful and prosperous future for humanity."
Image: March Storm 2018 training session August Blitz/Fall Fury 2018 Home District Congressional Visits Coming Up You are cordially invited to join the 2018 Annual Alliance for Space Development/National Space Society/Space Frontier Society August Blitz/Fall Fury Home District congressional action event. This event supports the 2018 Alliance for Space Development (ASD) annual campaign. Briefing materials […]
By Alice M. Hoffman, NSS President Thank you to Dr. Tanya Sienko (photo below) for organizing Scott’s donation and to all the NSS members who stopped by our display at ISDC in Los Angeles and took home a lovely book or piece of art for their own collection and to support a good cause! All of […]
This Future of Humanity, by Michio Kaku. Reviewed by Peter Spasov. A popular theoretical physicist envisions a grand golden age of space development and our ultimate destiny among the stars and even beyond. An entertaining and speculative read to promote the why and how of our journey to the future.
LUROVA™, the LUnar ROVing Adventures educational simulation game, was provided by the HAL5 NSS Chapter for about 120 kids and adults at the 2018 “NASA in the Park” event in Huntsville, AL on June 16. The event had over 9,000 visitors eager to learn about NASA’s past, present and future as Marshall Space Flight Center celebrated the agency’s […]
The Huntsville Alabama L5 Society (HAL5) is hosting the 2018 Power Grid Defense Conference August 9-12 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Huntsville, Alabama. Greg Allison, Founder of the HAL5 Chapter and a former Executive Vice President of NSS, is also Chairman of the Alabama Power Grid Defense Committee and has this to say about how the subjects […]
Have you ever wished to build a Martian settlement from scratch and attempt to make it self-sufficient? That’s what the game “Surviving Mars” provides. You begin by selecting which materials to send initially and where to land the supply ship after using probes to investigate potential spots. Once the ship lands, you instruct your automated […]
By Dave Dressler, NSS Conference Committee Chair Photos by Keith Zacharski, National Space Society Many amazing things happened at ISDC this year and they were by no means simply fortunate accidents. Number one on this year’s hit list was our opportunity to spend time with one of the greatest leaders in the space industry, Jeff […]
Image: Jeff Bezos and Alan Boyle at ISDC 2018. Credit: Keith Zacharski, National Space Society Jeff Bezos attended our 2018 International Space Development Conference to accept the Gerard K. O’Neill Memorial Award for space settlement promotion. Gerard’s widow Tasha presented the award. He also met with attendees, gave a sit-down talk with journalist Alan Boyle, […]
By Claire McMurray Photos by Keith Zacharski, National Space Society The ISDC 2018 conference kicked off with a Felicitation Ceremony performed by Avinash Shirode, President of the NSS-Nashik India Chapter. Pictured above are Felicitation Ceremony “investitures” for Mark Hopkins (Chairman of the NSS Executive Committee), Bruce Pittman (NSS Senior Operating Officer), and John Mankins (NSS […]
The NSS Policy Committee has endorsed a new initiative defining a set of: 2018 Milestones to Space Development (PDF slide set) Volunteers are solicited to write up NSS Blog posts on the milestones remaining for 2018. The purpose of this project is to: 1 – Call attention to the rapid progress in space development 2 – […]