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Johnson Succeeds Recently Passed CEO Anita Gale to Assure Continued Operations On May 27, Karlton Johnson, USAF (retired), was appointed by the NSS Board of

Veteran Aerospace Engineer Was a Member of the Organization for 33 Years The National Space Society mourns the passing of its CEO and longtime Board

By Kelly Wu (Writer/Researcher, Antarctica Institute of Canada) and Burt Dicht (NSS Managing Director of Membership) On April 24th, NSS member, scholar and disability activist,

Art, Technology, and a Lunar Gallery (photos below) By Burt Dicht, NSS Managing Director of Membership The National Space Society extends its heartfelt congratulations to

The National Space Society invites you to the next NSS Town Hall Thursday, November 16, 2023, 9:00 pm to 10:15 pm EST NSS Membership Overview

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

Past Award Winners Include an X-15 Pilot, Astronauts, Test Pilots, and Other Aerospace Luminaries On August 15, 2023, National Space Society Chief Executive Officer Anita

Update: This position has been filled. Are you passionate about space exploration and advocacy? The National Space Society is seeking a Volunteer Advocacy Manager to

Appointed to Seat Left Vacant by Passing of Long-Serving NSS Officer Mark Hopkins On July 12, Gabriel Rothblatt, a longtime space settlement advocate, political figure,

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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