Category Archives: Education

Student Moon Mission Challenge

The National Space Society (NSS) and educational nonprofit Innovate Our World (IOW) have agreed to collaborate on the Moon Mission Challenge (MMC), specifically to recruit more teams and to have NSS host the MMC capstone event at the NSS International … Continue reading

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National Space Society Officer and Director to Receive Prestigious National Space Educator Award

Lynne F. Zielinski, National Space Society (NSS) officer and director has been selected by the National Space Club as the 2013 recipient of the National Space Educator Award. This prestigious award will be presented this Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at … Continue reading

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NSS Announces Partnership with New Mexico Museum of Space History to Preserve the History of Space Advocacy

Las Cruces, New Mexico – October 17, 2012 – The National Space Society (NSS) and the New Mexico Museum of Space History (NMMSH) announced a new partnership on Wednesday for the establishment of a permanent home for historic records chronicling … Continue reading

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Uwingu – New Startup to Fund Space Exploration, Research, and Education

Uwingu LLC, a space-themed start up is seeking crowd-sourced funding to launch an ongoing series of public engagement projects. Uwingu’s mission is to use those proceeds to generate funding for space exploration, research, and education efforts around the world. Uwingu … Continue reading

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International SunSat Design Competition

The SunSat Design Competition is an international contest intended to accelerate the design, manufacture, launch and operation of the next-generation satellites that will collect energy in space and deliver it to earth as electricity. Registration:  May 2012 – January 6, … Continue reading

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Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Award

The Spirit of Innovation Challenge invites high school teams to use science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills to develop commercially viable, technology-based products in one of three categories: Aerospace Exploration, Clean Energy, and Health and Nutrition. The Challenge is … Continue reading

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Students for the Exploration and Development of Space Competitions

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) has announced two competitions. The first, the 2011 High-Powered Rocketry Competition is under way. The goal is to design, construct, and launch a high-powered rocket carrying a 4 kilogram payload to … Continue reading

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NSS Kicks-off Space Ambassador Program; Top Ambassador Will Get Ride on SpaceShipTwo

On May 7th, 2011, the National Space Society’s Space Ambassador program began its year-long mission. The top ambassador will be assigned a research trip to space on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo. The program, which was over two years in development, is … Continue reading

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Students from India win Space Settlement Design Contest

The Grand Prize for the 2011 NASA/NSS Space Settlement Contest went to a  team of seven high school students from Punjab, India, for their double-torus space settlement design called Hyperion. The winning design was selected from 355 submissions from 14 … Continue reading

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Free Copies Of “The High Frontier” To School Libraries

Attention all teachers:  Free copies of The High Frontier: Human Colonies in Space by the late Princeton physicist Gerard K. O’Neill are being offered to high school and college libraries by Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) … Continue reading

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