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Welcome to the Web site for the Seattle Chapter of the National Space Society.
Our chapter mission is to facilitate space activism and all pro-space activities, and to provide a gathering place for space enthusiasts to meet and exchange information and ideas.
Chapter meetings are held at 7:00 PM on the second Sunday of each month at the Museum of Flight at Boeing field. Meetings are held in the Red Barn classroom (basement). For directions, see http://www.museumofflight.org/directions.
NSS Seattle meetings are free and open to the general public. Soft drinks and snacks are served.
Next meeting: Sunday, October 13th, 2013 7:00 PMWe will have Doctor Robert Hoyt CEO of Tethers Unlimited Inc talking about "SpiderFab" a suite of technologies designed to enable on-orbit fabrication of large spacecraft components such as antennas, solar panels and trusses. ,
Things haven't been updated for a while here, but clearly we have had meetings in 2013 and 2012... :-)
As examples: We met September 8th, 2013 and had Adam Hadaller speak about his work at Spaceflight Services Inc. And on August 11th, 2013 we had a talk titled "Sunlight from Space Mirrors at Dawn and Dusk" by Lew Fraas.
October 9, 2011: The group watched a video posted on Wired.com of a demonstration of a drilling mechanism "How to Anchor an Asteriod." JPL Engineer Aaron Parness and others are developing a robot gripper capable of "holding on" to uneven surfaces, such as an asteroid.
September 2011: For our September 11 meeting, NSS Seattle welcomed Rodney Kendrick, who spoke about a commercial return to the moon. Rod discussed how we can return to the Moon with already-existing (or soon to exist) hardware and reach the level of the Apollo missions - or even better – before the end of this decade. Rod also discussed how we will reach the moon, this time to stay. The talk was recorded and is available for viewing. Contact the NSS President Chris Vancil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 2011: Our Sunday April 10th meeting was a celebration of "Yuri's Night." We celebrated the anniversaries of Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space (1961), and the first space shuttle launch - Columbia (1981). We also viewed a collection of historic videos.
December 2010: In addition to the chapter's 2010 holiday party, we also discussed the recent findings of the GFAJ microbe, which can survive on arsenic instead of phosphorus. We also discussed the Air Force X-37B space plane, which landed in early December after 7 months in orbit.
November 2010: During our Mars Movie Festival, we watched videos of Mars missions and footage of the surface of Mars from the Spirit and Opportunity rovers.
October 2010: Fresh from the teacher workshop Alien Safari! Using Extremeophiles to Excite Students and meet State Science Standards, Susan and Gary Harrison brought a NASA video that provided background information on extremeophiles - forms of life that live in extreme environments. These life forms demonstrate possible ways that life could exists on other planets. By learning more about extremeophiles, we learn more about how to detect possible extraterrestrial life forms.
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Curiousity Rover exhibit, Seattle Museum of Flight
Did you know...
That NSS members can join the NASA Federal Credit Union?
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