Ken Ruffin, NSS Space Ambassador

Ken Ruffin & SLS

Ken Ruffin is a Senior Environmental Engineer, with 30 years of air quality engineering experience. In 2010, Ken became an active member of the National Space Society of North Texas (NSS-NT) serving the Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Metroplex and beyond. In 2011, Ken began creating and his presentations explaining space travel and space development. Ken also began serving as either the President or VP of NSS-NT that same year. From 2014-2022, NSS-NT has earned the NSS Chapter of the Year Award (the #1 NSS Chapter in the World) five times. Additionally, in 2018, Ken earned an NSS Chapter Leaders Award from the NSS Chapters Committee. Overall, Ken has given nearly two hundred space presentations, and has participated in over a dozen local TV news interviews describing space missions for the public. Ken strives to inform and inspire the public with the latest information from NASA, commercial spaceflight companies, and NSS, regarding space travel, space development, and space settlement.

Areas of Presentation Specialization

  • Future of NASA and Commercial Spaceflight
  • Space Travel
  • Space Development
  • Space Settlement


  • Commercial LEO Space Stations (Axiom Space)
  • Space:  2023 – The NASA and Commercial Spaceflight Missions Scheduled in 2023
  • Mars Exploration:  Past, Present, & Future
  • The Future of NASA and Commercial Spaceflight for the following audiences:
    • Fort Worth Museum of Science & History (FWMSH) twice
    • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Conference
    • FenCon XVIII (science ficton/fantasy convention)
    • Moon Day XIV at the Frontiers of Flight Museum

Location: Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas, USA
Available for Virtual Presentations: Yes
Available for In-Person Presentations: Yes, with travel compensation

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