New NSS Activity On Facebook

The National Space Society now has a Page on Facebook in addition to the Group and the Cause. It already has 186 members and was set up less than a week ago by Charles Radley

There is also a new Page for The Space Movement in addition to the Group, formed to promote the term “space movement” in accordance with the NSS Strategic Plan.  The Group is growing like wild fire, over 120 members in the last week, thanks to the efforts of Demi Pietchell.

The Pages for NSS and the Space Movement are part of The NSS Social Networking Team’s plan to use social networks to promote interest in the NSS. The team members are Brice Russ, Charles Radley, myself  – Karen Shea, and our newest member Demi Pietchell.  Anyone interested in volunteering contact me or anyone on the committee.

Also new is the Cause supporting the Promoting the National Space Society of Phoenix.

Older NSS activities on Facebook include-

Florida Space Coast Chapter of the National Space Society

Huntsville Alabama L5 Society (HAL5)

National Space Society of Australia Group

Canadian Space Society Group

Please post information on other NSS Social Networking activites going on.

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 where The Times of India features the story National Space Society comes calling to city
and describes the “inaugration” of a new NSS chapter there.

The article quotes chapter founder and president Suresh Naik, formerly Group Director of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) “Following the recent launch of the ISRO’s Chandrayaan-I mission, the public at large, and the student community in particular, is curious about the subject of space. Thus, the Pune chapter of the NSS will serve as a forum to spread knowledge and information about the same.”

Well said Suresh. Personally I am a firm believer that if people have a better understanding of what space exploration is all about, they will be stronger supporters of space exploration. In fact earlier today I had the opportunity to give two presentations to the geology classes at South Elgin (IL) High School. While the focus was on astronomy and cosmology, aspects of the need for humanity to become a spacefaring civilization were present in my talks. I must say that I was quite pleased with the interest shown by the students and the number and variety of questions they asked. It was time well spent.

For information about NSS’ international chapters see the list of Chapters outside the United States.

And while you’re at it, why not check out my chapter’s web: Chicago Society for Space Studies

Ad Astra,

Jim Plaxco, NSS Director