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NSS Space Ambassadors Program Update

The NSS Space Ambassadors Program is a venue to allow people worldwide to communicate the benefits of space exploration to our daily lives and to inspire and educate young people and the public to pursue careers in science, engineering, and mathematics. The … Continue reading

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International/U.S. Students and Teachers Head to Puerto Rico for International Space Development Conference

Hundreds of students and teachers from the United States and countries across the globe will converge in Puerto Rico next month for the National Space Society’s (NSS) 35th annual International Space Development Conference® (ISDC) to celebrate and engage people in … Continue reading

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Acclaimed Science Fiction Author Dr. Jerry Pournelle Wins the National Space Society Robert A. Heinlein Award

The National Space Society takes great pleasure in announcing that its 2016 Robert A. Heinlein Memorial Award has been won by acclaimed science fiction author Dr. Jerry Pournelle. This prestigious award selected by an international vote of NSS members will … Continue reading

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National Space Society Applauds SpaceX First Stage Drone Ship Landing and Successful Launch of CRS8/BEAM to the ISS

With a successful launch on April 8 at 4:43 PM EST, 2016 SpaceX achieved several dramatic milestones on their first supply run to the International Space Station (ISS) following the loss of a Falcon 9 in June of 2015. For … Continue reading

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Mr. Orlando Figueroa to Receive the National Space Society’s 2016 Space Pioneer Award for Non-Legislative Government Service

Mr. Orlando Figueroa is a winner of the National Space Society’s 2016 Space Pioneer Award for non-Legislative Government Service. This award recognizes the work he has done at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and NASA Headquarters, including serving as the … Continue reading

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Winners of 2016 NSS Space Settlement Student Art Contest Announced

NSS has opened a new website gallery for the 2016 NSS Roadmap to Space Settlement International Student Art Contest. The Grand Prize winning entry, entitled “Pioneers of the Cosmos,” paints a picture of hope for the future of humanity. Successful habitation of … Continue reading

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Dr. Ellen Ochoa to Receive the National Space Society’s 2016 Space Pioneer Award for Non-Legislative Government Service

Dr. Ellen Ochoa is the winner of the Society’s 2016 Space Pioneer Award for Non-Legislative Government Service. This award recognizes Ochoa’s career serving as a professional engineer, a shuttle astronaut, the first hispanic woman in space, and subsequently in very … Continue reading

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NSS and Space Solar Power

NSS Chair of the Executive Committee Mark Hopkins is mentioned in this interesting article on space solar power.

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Blue Origin to Receive the National Space Society’s 2016 Space Pioneer Award for Science and Engineering

The entrepreneurial company Blue Origin is the winner of the Society’s 2016 Space Pioneer Award for Science and Engineering. This award recognizes the company’s two recent major achievements: (1) The first successful vertical landing by a large rocket which has … Continue reading

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The Gravity of the National Space Society’s Vision

We, the members of the National Space Society, believe exploring the unknown is one of the things that drives our vision of “people living and working in thriving communities beyond the Earth, and the use of the vast resources of … Continue reading

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