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Event: An Introduction to Space Sustainability with Gene Fujii of AstroscaleDate and Time: Monday, February 26 at 5:30 p.m. Central TimeLocation: DMACC West Campus, 5959

By Robin Scott The NSS North Houston Chapter hosted Houston Air Traffic Controllers Holly Cron and Jesse Strickland who spoke on “How Air Traffic Control (ATC) Operations

Guest Speaker: Captain Robert “Hoot” GibsonDate and Time: Monday January 29, 5:30 p.m. CSTLocation: DMACC West Campus, 5959 Grand Ave., West Des MoinesJoin Zoom Meeting:

Free MiniCube Balloon Flights to the Upper Atmosphere Image courtesy JP Aerospace The Sacramento L5 Society (SacL5), one of the oldest continuous non-profit space advocacy

The NSS Iowa Chapter meeting presentation on October 16, available world-wide via Zoom, will feature speaker Dan Hoy, local NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador and

The NSS Iowa Chapter invites you to join them for a video presentation chronicling the contributions of Iowa-based Collins Radio (now Collins Aerospace) to the

Photo by Fred Becker As seen by Cliff McMurray Members of the NSS Chapter Oklahoma Space Alliance, Cliff and Claire McMurray, made the 14-hour drive from

You are invited to attend via Zoom the next meeting of the Iowa Chapter of the National Space Society. Event Title: “Space is for Everyone:

The Iowa Chapter of the National Space Society continues with its lineup of first-rate speakers Monday April 24 as it welcomes planetary scientist and leader

The National Space Society Iowa Chapter, is happy to announce that thanks to Dr. Anthony Paustian and the 2023 “ciLive” program we will host an

By Robin Scott The Sacramento L5 Society (SacL5) Chapter of NSS wrapped up its successful series of 50th anniversary “Breakfast on the Moon” (BOM) events

The Iowa Chapter of the National Space Society starts 2023 with a “bang” with our January meeting featuring “Meteorite Man” Geoffrey Notkin! Date: January 23,

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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