Author Archives: Jim Plaxco

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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Space Art, NASA, and NSS

After the Storm by Raymond Cassel cover art for the NSS Space Settlement 2009 Wall Calendar Many people have cited science fiction as instilling in them an interest in space exploration. For me it wasn’t just science fiction but also … Continue reading

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Space Solar Power (SSP) – A Solution for Energy Independence and Climate Change

There is an interesting discussion going on at change.gov about using space solar power as a means of achieving energy independence in an environmentally friendly away.  There is also a one page PDF white paper that can be downloaded but … Continue reading

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Welcome to the National Space Society Blog

Welcome to the National Space Society Blog. The purpose of this blog is to engage in a public dialog on the importance of space development and exploration for humanity’s future.   It is the mission of the  National Space Society … Continue reading

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