April 6, 2023

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National Space Society Event Will Run from May 25-28 Discount Rates Still Available The National Space Society’s International Space Development Conference® (ISDC®) will be held

By Mark Hopkins (Summer 2016) On March 16, 2016, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher introduced the “Space Exploration, Development, and Settlement Act of 2016” into the U.

By Mark Hopkins (Fall 2015) The long-run goal of the National Space Society (NSS) is people living and working in thriving communities beyond the Earth,

The National Space Society’s 2011 ISDC gala was held off-site from the conference hotel at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration. This provided an elegant

Traditionally, environmentalists argue we should protect the environment because this is good for human welfare. No one wants polluted air or water. A beautiful view

Since Fred Ordway and I led a panel discussion on “How the Space Movement Began” during the 2010 ISDC, it has become apparent that there

Space development has been good for the environment. It was a satellite that detected the ozone hole in the atmosphere, and today that hole is

The Space Movement is about more than space: it is about a hopeful future for humanity. You can expect to hear the term Space Movement

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Partially Successful Flight Reached Space and Demonstrated New “Hot Staging” System The National Space Society congratulates SpaceX on the second test of its Starship/Super Heavy

Ad Astra, the NSS quarterly print, digital, and audio magazine, has won a 2023 MARCOM Gold Award. The awards are given yearly for “Excellence in

By Jennifer Muntz, NSS Member Coordinator On October 10th, an inspiring breakfast event took flight at the Center for Space Education at the Kennedy Space

By Grant Henriksen NSS Policy Committee Benefit sharing is a concept that refers to the distribution of benefits derived from the exploration and use of

People residing and working in space, space settlements, or on long-duration space flights will need to produce infrastructures and food to maintain healthy lifestyles. The

Image: Artist’s concept of the Blue Moon lander. Credit: Blue Origin. Second Human Landing System Contract Encourages Competition and Innovation The National Space Society congratulates