Author Archives: Jim Plaxco

About Jim Plaxco

Jim Plaxco is a digital artists (artsnova.com) and President of the Chicago Society for Space Studies (chicagospace.org). He serves on the Board of Advisors for Enterprise in Space and as the manager of the EIS Orbiter Design Contest.

The NSS 2015 International Student Art Contest

2014 Grand Prize Winner: Arcturus Space Settlement by Bogdan Alexandru Cionca The National Space Society is hosting the 2015 Roadmap to Space Settlement International Student Art Contest for students aged 13-25. We are looking for original, photo-realistic illustrations of daily … Continue reading

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Enterprise in Space Orbiter Design Contest Winner Announced

Enterprise in Space Orbiter Design Contest Winner The results are in and the three winners of the NSS Enterprise In Space Orbiter Design Contest have been announced. Of the three winning entries, it is the Grand Prize winning entry that … Continue reading

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Voting Is Open For The Enterprise In Space Orbiter Design Contest

Enterprise In Space Project Voting is open for the public to select their favorite entry in the National Space Society (NSS) Enterprise In Space Orbiter Design Contest. The purpose of the Enterprise In Space (EIS) project is to build and … Continue reading

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NSS Enterprise in Space Orbiter Design Contest

NSS Enterprise in Space Orbiter Design Contest The NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise never made it to orbit. While that was the original intent, subsequent redesigns undertaken during the Enterprise testing phase made this impractical. Most tragically, another Enterprise – Virgin … Continue reading

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Update on Congressional Letter to Obama for NASA Funding

In the recent post Push in Congress for Additional NASA Funding (Update), we detailed how Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas and Congressman Ken Calvert created a letter calling on the President to increase NASA’s funding. In that post we encouraged you to … Continue reading

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National Space Society Position on Human Spaceflight Committee Report

The National Space Society has just released a position statement on the Human Spaceflight Committee’s Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee Summary Report. In part, the NSS position is that it: agrees with the Commission that NASA needs … Continue reading

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Human Spaceflight Committee Summary Report Released

The Human Spaceflight Committee, chaired by Norman Augustine, has just released their Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee Summary Report which will be followed by a final report to be issued at a future date. A copy of … Continue reading

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A Commentary on the Future of the American Space Program: I Get Who, What, Where & When but Why?

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National but International

We may be called the “National” Space Society but NSS has chapters and members around the world, especially in Australia and Europe. After all, space is a frontier for all of humankind. The latest international news is out of India … Continue reading

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Peter Kokh Has Won The Gerard K. O’Neill Award

The National Space Society Awards Committee is very pleased to announce to the NSS community and the larger space community that longtime activist and editor of the Moon Miners’ Manifesto, Peter Kokh, is the winner of the 2009 GERARD K. … Continue reading

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