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Famed Star Trek actor, celebrity, and private astronaut William Shatner will appear at the National Space Society’s 2024 International Space Development Conference (ISDC) in May.

Speaking Proposals will be Accepted at the Conference Portal Through March 31, 2024 The National Space Society invites those interested in presenting at the annual

Speaking Proposals will be Accepted at the Conference Website Through March 31, 2024 Potential speakers are welcome to submit abstracts for the National Space Society’s

A total of 26,725 students participated in the 2023 NSS Gerard K. O’Neill Space Settlement Contest with 4,567 entries from 19 countries around the world.

By Burt Dicht, NSS Managing Director of Membership The recently concluded ISDC 2023 featured a wondrous collection of presentations on all things related to space

Image: NSS Space Ambassadors speaking at ISDC 2023.Top Row (left to right): Stevan Akerley, Kevin Simmons, Christean Kapp, Avinash Shirode. Bottom Row (left to right):

Wide-Ranging Presentations Highlight the Complexities Facing Private and National Space Actors Image: Space policy panel participants (L to R), Namrata Goswami, Leah Cheli, Ed Koeliner,

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

Image: The James Webb Space Telescope. Art work by James Vaughan. The National Space Society (NSS) is proud to present the Wernher von Braun Memorial

SETI Institute and Mars Institute Planetary Scientist and Chief of the NASA Haughton-Mars Project Will Receive National Space Society’s Space Pioneer Award The National Space

Seasoned Educator, Aerospace Professional, and Retired Astronaut to Join Other Visionaries and Leaders at National Space Society Conference The National Space Society proudly announces retired

Title: International Space Development Conference (ISDC 2023) When: Thursday, May 25 to Sunday, May 28, 2023 Where: Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas-Frisco Hotel Convention Center,

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Image of Kalpana One space settlement courtesy Bryan Versteeg, $32,000 in Cash Awards Given for Best Space-Related Business Plans — Deadline March 1, 2024

Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: John J. Vester Title: Nuclear Rockets: To the Moon and Mars Author: Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried Format: Paperback/Kindle Pages: 270 Publisher:

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