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As a chapter of the National Space Society, we are a grassroots focal point in New York City for all who are interested in the exploration and settlement of space. Our group hosts a monthly lecture series and organizes pro-space events. Our meetings, usually held the first Saturday afternoon of each month at New York University 's main Manhattan campus, are free and open to the public.

If you believe that it is our destiny to be part of a spacefaring civilization, we would be pleased to have you join with us.

 

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NEWS:

John Pazmino author of our monthly SpaceWalk reviews the recent event "New Trends In Astrodynamics" conference that he was a speaker at. click here to read

At our June Chapter meeting the BOD voted to fill the positions of President and Vice President.  Welcome to Harold Egeln as our new chapter President and to Manny Pimenta as our chapter Vice President. They will hold these positions until the end of the existing term August 2005 to August 2007 at which time there will be a general chapter membership vote for a new or continuing Board.

Click on Meet Our Leaders link at the top of the page to read

 

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 Photos by Ben Huset     Photos by Candace Pankanin

The Mars Ocean Odyssey

1,000 Days Non-Stop At Sea

EARTHDAY CELEBRATION

America’s Future In Space – Allies In Space - 2006

NSS-NYC was proud to be a Sponsor of....
               ...Allies In Space - 2nd Annual Event
This Event was a success
When – Saturday, November 4, 2006
Who – Speakers/Panelists
-       Neil deGrasse Tyson – Astrophysicist and Director of the Hayden Planetarium
-       George T.Whitesides – National Space society Executive Director
-       Tom Hill, Author and Aerospace Engineer
Cost    - Free. Everyone was invited. Go to the Allies in space website
for Pictures and Comments. Click on above link or type in http://www.AlliesInSpace.org

NSSNYC Meeting, March,2007

NSSNYC Meeting, January 20,2007, Manny Pimenta "Lunar Explorer"NSSNYC Meeting, August 5, 2006, Alex Harsley

NSSNYC Meeting, December 2, 2006, Ed Belbruno 

NSSNYC Event,  November 4, 2006 "Allies In Space" America's Future In Space 

NSSNYC Meeting, October 7, 2006, William Burrows

NSSNYC Meeting,September 9, 2006,  John Pazmino

NSSNYC Meeting, August 5, 2006, Alex Harsley

NSSNYC Meeting, July 8 2006, 3:30 - 6:00 pm 

New York University, Tisch Building ,40 West 4th St between Washington Square East Park and Greene St., Room # UC-56

Note that the room is in the first basement in the Tisch Bldg.
IMPORTANT: Photo ID required for admission to building.

Our Speaker will be Paul Roseman - a long time member of both the National Space Society main headquarters in Washington DC and our local NSS New York City chapter..  His talk is about re-visiting the Dr. Peter Glaser barely economical project of the 1970's - a 5 Gigawatt Geosynchronous Space Solar Power Satellite project 

NSSNYC Meeting, June 2006
Saturday, 3 June 2006, 3:30 - 6:00 pm

NOTE ROOM CHANGE:
NYU, LC-5 ( 2nd basement), Tisch Bldg, 40 W 4th Street (between WashingtonSquarePark East and Greene Street)

Organizational Meeting - BOD will be deciding who will fill the position of President and Vice President for the remaining term ( August 2005 to August 2007).

Following the vote the new Board members will conduct a general meeting with open discussion.

Topics will include

  •  2006 Allies In Space Event
  •  Future Speakers
  •  Projects and activities

Also: A talk on possible Earth-threatening asteroids by John Pazmino

NOTE: ID required for admission to building.

NSSNYC Meeting, May 2006

Saturday, 13 May 2006, 3:30 - 6:00 pm (Light refreshments at 3:30, main program at 4:00)

NOTE ROOM CHANGE:
NYU, UC-58 (58), Tisch Bldg, 40 W 4th Street (between WashingtonSquarePark East and Greene Street)
Note that the room is in the first basement in the Tisch Bldg.
IMPORTANT: Photo ID required for admission to building.

Speaker: Stephen Lieber, NYSkies
Stephen will address the international issues involved with space, and the many legal considerations involved in launching a vehicle into space, including:
Rights of way                            Liability for damage     
Pollution in space                      Imaging the Earth
Astronauts in distress                War and military use of space
Commercial use of space          Communication satellites
Exploiting space resources
Stephen Lieber is an amateur astronomer and co-founder of NYSkies Astronomy, Inc. For many years he has helped to organize astronomical observing at Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Field. When not studying international space law, Lieber is often found using his 17.5" f5.5 Newtonian telescope, the largest telescope ever made in New York City.
NSSNYC Meeting, April 2006
"An Introduction to Near-Earth Asteroids"
John Pazmino, NSSNYC, NYSkies
John provided an excellent introduction to Earth-approaching asteroids:  their orbits, composition and potential for collision and exploration.

NSSNYC Meeting, March 2006
"The Moon, Mars and Beyond: Where Do We Stand?"
Greg Zsidisin, President, NSS-NYC
Greg spoke about the current state of the Moon, Mars and Beyond initiative, describing the current state of planning and budget issues NASA is facing in maintaining the schedule to phase out the Shuttle in 2010 and return to the moon by 2020.

NSSNYC Meeting, February 2006
"Jump-Starting the Space Frontier by Government Purchase of Commercial Orbital Passenger Service, or, The Value of a Good Customer"
Robert DeBiase, Advocate, Space Frontier Foundation
Bob presented a fascinating analysis of near-term space launch markets, and what roles might be appropriate for government to help commercial space launch ventures. Although an entrepreneurial space transportation business is starting to emerge, the launch of human crews is still the province of the government. If the government owns and operates its own future vehicles, such as the CEV, will it insist that they exclusively be used for its human spaceflights? Will an initial subsidy for the nascent space passenger business disappear, delaying the real opening of the space frontier? Bob examined these questions and more. Read more here: Jump-Starting the Space Frontier.

NSSNYC Meeting, January 2006
Space: The Year Ahead, The Year Past
Greg Zsidisin, President, NSS-NYC
Greg
gave a detailed review of the big events in spaceflight in 2005, and provided a look at trends and developments for 2006.

NSSNYC Meeting, December 2005
"Building a Virtual Moon for Fun and Profit"
Manny Pimenta CEO/President, Lunar Explorer LLC
"Lunar Explorer is putting the final touches on a highly accurate electronic model of the Moon that you can run on your laptop or desktop PC, and use to visit real sites and view real vistas on Luna.  Manny will talk about the work it has taken to bring this project to reality, discuss some near-term uses of this product, and show us a sneak preview of the Moon as seen through Lunar Explorer."

NSSNYC Meeting, November 2005
"NASA's Return to Flight: First Step to Mars, or Last Gasp of the Shuttle Program?"
Tom Hill, Author and Aerospace Engineer
(Note:  This meeting was held jointly with the NYC chapter of The Mars Society.)
"Author, aerospace engineer, and long time space advocate Tom Hill will examine NASAs progress on return-to-flight.  Getting the Space Shuttle back in operation and completing the International Space Station is the first milestone of the Moon, Mars, and Beyond initiative.  Tom will look at Discoveryÿs flight and what it really means for NASA and how it affects the road forward."

International Space Development Conference (NSS annual conference)
May, 2005 in Washington DC .

The Mars Ocean Odyssey

1,000 Days Non-Stop At Sea

EARTHDAY CELEBRATION

America’s Future In Space – Allies In Space - 2006

NSS-NYC was proud to be a Sponsor of....
               ...Allies In Space - 2nd Annual Event
This Event was a success
When – Saturday, November 4, 2006
Who – Speakers/Panelists
-       Neil deGrasse Tyson – Astrophysicist and Director of the Hayden Planetarium
-       George T.Whitesides – National Space society Executive Director
-       Tom Hill, Author and Aerospace Engineer
Cost    - Free. Everyone was invited. Go to the Allies in space website
for Pictures and Comments. Click on above link or type in http://www.AlliesInSpace.org