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Allied Space Advocacy Groups Propose Creation of a New Sustainable Goal for Space Development Image: Karlton D. Johnson, Chair of the NSS Board of Governors

Former National Space Society CEO Had a Long History of Supporting Space Initiatives Photo by Christian B. Meza. It is with condolences and appreciation for

Former NSS President and Board of Governors Member Provided Peerless Leadership The National Space Society mourns the passing of former NSS leader Kenneth Money who

Futurist and YouTube personality Isaac Arthur has been elected to be President of the National Space Society for a two-year term, starting immediately. He follows

Image: Asteroid mining illustration from 2020 Cities in Space winner Allen Academy (High School category). STEAMSPACE Education Outreach® is hosting its 7th Annual Cities in Space® Student

Help NSS when you shop Amazon – at no additional cost to you. Amazon Smile is discontinued in February, but you can still help NSS

By Burt Dicht NSS Managing Director of Membership Image: SpaceX ispace’s Hakuto-R Mission 1 night launch on 11 December 2022. Photo by Burt Dicht. Friends and

OPINION By Dale Skran Lots of publications run special Thanksgiving stories, or provide an editorial that opines on how lucky we are to live in

By Burt Dicht NSS Managing Director of Membership I took this photo of the Artemis 1 launch just outside the back door of the building that

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

The National Space Society invites you to the next Space Forum Thursday, September 29, 2022, 9:00 pm to 10:15 pm EDT Space is a Cool

This week on September 12 the Orbital Sustainability Act of 2022 (ORBITS Act) was introduced to the Senate. The bipartisan bill, championed by Senators Maria

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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