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This Year’s Virtual Conference Streams Free to All The National Space Society is proud to announce the presentation of the prestigious Wernher von Braun Memorial

The National Space Society (NSS) has named the Juno mission team as the recipient of NSS’ Space Pioneer Award for Science and Engineering. The Juno

The National Space Society (NSS) has named astronaut Al Worden the 2019 recipient of NSS’ Space Pioneer Award for Historic Space Achievement. Worden flew to

The National Space Society (NSS) has named Jeffrey Manber the 2019 recipient of NSS’ Space Pioneer Award for Entrepreneurship. Jeffrey Manber is the CEO of

Dr. Martine Rothblatt has served as CEO of Geostar Corporation, is creator of WorldSpace and Sirius Satellite Radio, and is founder, Chairwoman and CEO of

Peter Wilhelm has led over 100 spacecraft and satellite programs for the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) throughout a long and distinguished career. To honor his

Miles O’Brien has kept space in the forefront for millions of people by reporting for many years with CNN, PBS and his own company. To

Astronaut Eileen Collins has two major space firsts, the first woman to be a space shuttle pilot and the first to be a space shuttle

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

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

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

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

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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