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National Space Society Blog by David Brandt-erichsen - 6d ago

Check out this great new 5-minute video in 4K showing lunar highlights thanks to data provided by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. As attention is being turned back to the Moon, this video is a great reminder of how much remains to be understood. This video is public domain and along with other supporting visualizations can …
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For 40 years, two small spacecraft launched in 1977 have sped past the planets in our solar system and beyond, carrying humanity’s messages etched on gold disks. Their journey into the depths of interstellar space will continue indefinitely. To honor this unprecedented achievement, the National Space Society (NSS) has announced that the Jet Propulsion Laboratory …
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National Space Society Blog by David Brandt-erichsen - 3w ago

SpaceX Trifecta: Falcon Heavy, Falcon 9 Block 5, Dragon 2 By Dale Skran, NSS Executive Vice President Copyright 2018 SpaceX has three major goals for 2018: Bring the Falcon Heavy to operational status Bring the Block 5 Falcon 9 to operational status Bring the Dragon 2 crewed capsule to operational status If all three of …
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“He has changed the paradigm for private investment in space development” The National Space Society has named Jeff Bezos its 2018 recipient of the prestigious Gerard K. O’Neill Memorial Award for Space Settlement Advocacy to be awarded at the Society’s yearly conference in May, 2018. “The long-term vision is millions of people living and working …
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Dr. Frank Drake is the winner of the National Space Society’s 2018 Space Pioneer Award for Science and Engineering. This award honors the work he has done as a professional astronomer, especially as a radio astronomer, technical advisor for the Golden Record on the Voyager mission, and as a leader in the science-based Search for …
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National Space Society members have voted to give Freeman Dyson the prestigious Robert A. Heinlein Memorial Award. This award honors the work he has done as a ground-breaking physicist and mathematician, and as a major thought leader in the science and space communities for over half a century. NSS invites the public to come meet, …
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The NASA and European Space Agency Cassini and Huygens Teams are the winners of the National Space Society’s 2018 Space Pioneer Awards for Science and Engineering. Saturn has been revealed to science in great detail at last by the Cassini-Huygens mission. The mission saw the Cassini spacecraft meander through the moons and rings of Saturn …
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The National Space Society (NSS) congratulates SpaceX on the first flight of the Falcon Heavy (FH). At 3:45 pm EST yesterday, the most powerful U.S. liquid-fueled rocket to fly since the Saturn V roared off Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with 5.5-million pounds of thrust. NSS believes that the first …
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The National Space Society’s Space Pioneer Award for Art will be presented to Star Trek® motion picture concept designer Sean Hargreaves. This award honors the work he has done in the motion picture industry, especially for design work on the huge space city and Star Fleet base “Yorktown” shown in the 2016 movie Star Trek …
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