National Space Society

National Space Society

The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent, educational, grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. Founded as the National Space Institute (1974) and L5 Society (1975), which merged to form NSS in 1987, NSS is widely acknowledged as the preeminent citizen’s voice on space. NSS has over 50 chapters in the United States and around the world. The society also publishes Ad Astra magazine, an award-winning periodical chronicling the most important developments in space. (From their website)

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The NSS has many activities and volunteer opportunities. This list isn’t comprehensive. It’s also not updated frequently so let us know if we need to add or change anything.


NSS members have access to several perks and benefits as well.