On Sunday, June 12, 2016, John Benac is presenting information about current political challenges and opportunities for the American space industry. As campaign finance, NASA and commercial space direction, and current state of space technology are all at a crossroads, a thoughtful, aggressive, and new approach to space advocacy and activism is necessary. Specific information and discussion about current legislation and current legislators in Dallas and Texas will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to have on-hand the identities of their specific representatives, available here: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/.

John Benac holds a masters degree from the University of Southern California in Astronautical Engineering. He has worked for Boeing as a NASA contractor on the SLS and ISS contract as well as several IRAD and business development projects. More recently, he has founded several social entrepreneurship startups and technologies, and now lives in his native Dallas. Currently, John is the Managing Director of Vote for Space, a Political Action Committee dedicated to promoting progressive national space policy. Vote for Space focuses on legislative and electoral involvement of those passionate about space exploration and development. Vote for Space now campaigns for the Space Exploitation Development and Settlement Act. 

NSS-NT meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month (except December) beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the large banquet room at Spring Creek BBQ-Irving, 3514 W. Airport Frwy, Irving, TX  75062 (eastbound Hwy. 183 service road, across Hwy. 183 from the Irving Mall, just before Belt Line Rd).  Visitors are encouraged to attend.

Of utmost importance is a celebration of NSS-NT earning the 2016 NSS Chapter of the Year Award!  Then, recent and upcoming local public events to be discussed where NSS-NT will be hosted.  Those events include the 2nd Annual Asteroid Day event at the Noble Planetarium as well as the Ft. Worth Museum of Science and History on Thursday, June 30.  Also, the upcoming Moon Day VIII event at the Frontiers of Flight Museum on July 16, and more will be discussed.  See the designated posts on this website for details and updates.

From the DFW Metroplex, Throughout the Solar System, Then to the Stars!