Category Archives: NSS Website Updates

Posts about new content additions to the NSS web site.

National Space Society Issues Position Paper on Protecting Earth from Cosmic Impacts

On February 15, 2013, a meteor exploded over the Chelyabinsk region of Russia. The blast damaged over 7,000 buildings and almost 1,500 people suffered injuries requiring treatment. As we observe the anniversary of that event, it is important to understand … Continue reading

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Videos from the 2013 International Space Development Conference

Thanks to our friends at MoonandbackMedia, some of the presentations from the 2013 NSS International Space Development Conference in San Diego are now online. Opening Ceremony. 16 minutes. Bas Landsdorp. 29 minutes. Opening Keynote Address. Bas Lansdorp is Co-Founder and … Continue reading

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Kalam Address at ISDC: Space Solar Power – Key to a Liveable Planet Earth

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, aerospace engineer and former President of India, presented the keynote address at the NSS International Space Development Conference on May 24 in San Diego on the subject Space Solar Power: Key to a Liveable Planet Earth.  … Continue reading

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Newly Illustrated Versions of the NSS Roadmap to Space Settlement Now Available

A newly illustrated version of the National Space Society publication Milestones to Space Settlement: An NSS Roadmap is now available in three new formats from nss.org/roadmap: (1) A free downloadable PDF edition [6 MB] (2) a free online full-screen flip-book … Continue reading

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Life in outer space? 37-year-old NASA project depicts how leading minds of the time dreamed about colonizing space

The New York Daily News published this story on December 13, 2012. The story quotes two National Space Society Directors: Mark Hopkins and Al Globus. “Amazing artwork from the 1970s shows scientists’ vision of creating settlements in space. They got … Continue reading

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Paths to Space Settlement

The latest paper in the NSS Journal of Space Settlement is “Paths to Space Settlement” by Al Globus. ABSTRACT A number of firms are developing commercial sub-orbital launch vehicles to carry tourists into space. Let’s assume they attract many customers … Continue reading

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NSS Website Server Fails

The NSS website servers suffered a catastrophic failure September 4 and the site is still down. We anticipate return to service on or before Monday morning September 10. The site uses donated space on private servers so it is taking … Continue reading

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Suborbital Reusable Vehicles: A 10-Year Forecast of Market Demand

A new 102-page study “Suborbital Reusable Vehicles: A 10-Year Forecast of Market Demand” is now available in the NSS website Space Transportation section as a 10 MB PDF file. Suborbital reusable vehicles (SRVs) are creating a new spaceflight industry. SRVs … Continue reading

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More Videos from the International Space Development Conference

The following presentations from the 2012 NSS International Space Development Conference in Washington, DC, are now available on the NSS website. Jim Muncy, Government Relations Consultant at XCOR. 64 minute video. Alexandra Hall, Senior Director, Google Lunar X Prize. 44 … Continue reading

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More Videos from the International Space Development Conference

The following presentations from the 2012 NSS International Space Development Conference in Washington, DC, are now available on the NSS website. Michael Lopez-Alegria, President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation and former NASA astronaut and International Space Station commander. Saturday Luncheon … Continue reading

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