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The Iowa Chapter of the National Space Society is pleased to announce that our guest speaker for December 5th is author and space historian James

By Joseph Bland Sacramento L5 Society The Sacramento L5 Society chapter of NSS will host the final 50th anniversary “Breakfast on the Moon” event, a live

By Robin Scott Image: Visualizing the trajectories through the solar system of asteroids discovered by ADAM. Credits: B612 Asteroid Institute, University of Washington DiRAC Institute,

National Space Society Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Board of Directors member Dale Skran will be the guest at the next NSS Iowa

By Robin Scott Clayton Anderson, author of The Ordinary Spaceman and other books, Expedition-15 Crew member Expedition-15 Crew member (spent 152 days on the International

Rod Pyle, Ad Astra editor, space author and historian, will be featured speaker (available via Zoom) at the next National Space Society Iowa Chapter meeting.

By Robin Scott For the NSS Iowa August 22 Chapter meeting, Daniel Hoy, NSS Iowa Chapter Treasurer and NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador volunteer, led

Dan Hoy, NSS Iowa Treasurer and NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador volunteer will lead a discussion on “The Science of the James Webb Space Telescope”.

Sacramento L5 Society (SacL5) Breakfast on the Moon Celebrates Apollo 16 with a Discussion of Space Archaeology By Robin Scott SacL5 Society hosted and SacL5

“Moon Talk” tells the story of how the Collins Radio Company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa developed the communication systems for the Apollo program. This documentary

Apollo 16 Breakfast on the Moon is a go for launch! When: Saturday, April 23, 2022, 7:00-9:00 AM PDT Topic: A free Zoom celebration of

NASA Space Shuttle and International Space Station astronaut Clayton Anderson will be holding a Q&A session via Zoom for the next National Space Society Iowa

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