Murray Clarke, President

Murray has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Houston and works as a Materials Manager for Champion Technologies, Inc. in the Oil & Gas Industry. He has been the President of the Clear Lake (Houston) chapter since 1998, and participated heavily in bringing the International Space Development Conference to Houston, Texas back in 1999. Murray has been an active space enthusiast since 1954.

 

 

Doug Hall, Vice President

Founded in 1992, the Clear Lake (Houston) chapter of the Nation Space Society is dedicated to ensuring a space-faring society becomes a reality sooner rather than later. As Houston is Mission Control to all NASA space ventures, our local chapter is mission control for space activism. We plan, coordinate, and operate various space-related projects in the local areas designed to educate the public about space, the planets, latest technologies, and what man has to gain from venturing beyond Earth's orbit. 

 

Marianne Dyson, Treasurer

Co-founded (with Rich Kolker who now lives in Florida) the Clear Lake Area-Houston chapter of NSS in 1992. She is the current chapter treasurer, and the assignments editor for Ad Astra, the magazine of the National Space Society, chairman of the Space Books Committee (see www.nss.org/books), and a member of the NSS Policy Committee. She joined the L-5 Society (that became NSS) in 1977 while serving as a congressional intern in D.C. Dyson earned a degree in physics from UNC-G and came to Houston to attend graduate school in space physics at Rice University. She left Rice for an opportunity to became one of NASA's first ten women flight controllers, working as an FAO during the early shuttle program. Dyson left NASA to raise her children, and shares her passion for space through writing and speaking. She has published five nonfiction books, including Space Station Science that won the Golden Kite Award and has been translated into Arabic, Korean, and Spanish. Her book, Home on the Moon won the prestigious American Institute of Physics science writing award. Dyson served on the NSS board of directors for more than ten years, and as the Society secretary and vice president of public affairs. She chaired the 1999 ISDC hosted by the Clear Lake Area chapter. For more information, visit her website at www.mdyson.com.Founded

 

Phil Putnam, Secretary

Founded in 1992, the Clear Lake (Houston) chapter of the Nation Space Society is dedicated to ensuring a space-faring society becomes a reality sooner rather than later. As Houston is Mission Control to all NASA space ventures, our local chapter is mission control for space activism. We plan, coordinate, and operate various space-related projects in the local areas designed to educate the public about space, the planets, latest technologies, and what man has to gain from venturing beyond Earth's orbit. 

 

Jason Hilman, Educational Project Coordinator

Founded in 1992, the Clear Lake (Houston) chapter of the Nation Space Society is dedicated to ensuring a space-faring society becomes a reality sooner rather than later. As Houston is Mission Control to all NASA space ventures, our local chapter is mission control for space activism. We plan, coordinate, and operate various space-related projects in the local areas designed to educate the public about space, the planets, latest technologies, and what man has to gain from venturing beyond Earth's orbit.