Monthly Archives: December 2013

2014 Legislative Blitzes: Washingon DC in February, Home Districts in August

Washington Legislative Blitz February 23-25, 2014 The National Space Society will be participating in the Space Exploration Alliance (SEA) 2014 legislative blitz in Washington DC in February. NSS encourages all members to sign up for and participate in the SEA … Continue reading

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NSS affiliates with Space Exploration Asia

Mission: “Bring space to life by bringing life to space.” – Howard Bloom Vision: Space Exploration Asia exists to catalyze life’s third great leap. Life’s first great leap was the jump from the comfort of the sea to the hostile … Continue reading

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Origami used to design ultra-compact solar arrays

BYU engineers have teamed up with a world-renowned origami expert to solve one of space exploration’s greatest (and most ironic) problems: lack of space. Working with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a team of mechanical engineering students and faculty have designed … Continue reading

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Hubble Space Telescope Sees Evidence of Water Vapor Venting off Jovian Moon Europa

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has observed water vapor above the frigid south polar region of Jupiter’s moon Europa, providing the first strong evidence of water plumes erupting off the moon’s surface. Previous scientific findings from other sources already point to … Continue reading

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National Space Society Congratulates SpaceX on First Successful GEO Transfer Mission

The Washington DC-based National Space Society (NSS) congratulates Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) on the successful launch of the SES-8 telecommunications satellite. It was launched Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at the Cape Canaveral Air Force … Continue reading

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SpaceX Successfully Completes First Mission to Geostationary Transfer Orbit

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has successfully completed its first geostationary transfer mission, delivering an SES-8 satellite to its targeted 295 x 80,000 km orbit.  Falcon 9 executed a picture-perfect flight, meeting 100% of mission objectives. Falcon 9 lifted off from … Continue reading

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Roadmap to Space Settlement 2014 International Student Art Contest

The National Space Society (NSS) is looking for student artists to create illustrations for the NSS Roadmap to Space Settlement. Submitted artwork should REALISTICALLY illustrate one of this year’s two themes: Asteroid Settlement or Building a Space Settlement. Image info … Continue reading

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