“Kalpana One” Orbital Space Settlement

When you think of “artificial gravity” in space, think of large, slowly rotating structures that will be space habitats – and space hotels – in Low Earth Orbit and beyond.  To learn more, attend the presentation Rotating to Life in Orbit as National Space Society of North Texas (NSS-NT) member Aylyffe Martin updates her perspective on options for living in space settlements!

This NSS-NT meeting is on Sunday, April 9, 2017.  Following the presentation, NSS-NT President Cynthia Whisennand leads the business meeting discussion of the schedule for upcoming NSS-NT space events at planetariums, museums, conferences, and other locations throughout the Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Metroplex, as well as ISDC 2017 (the 36th annual NSS conference) in St. Louis, MO, from May 25-29, 2017.

Additionally, entries were due for the NSS-NT Mission to Mars student contest on March 31, 2017 (some lucky student is winning free registration to Space Camp!  The winners are announced during the NSS-NT Yuri’s Night 2017 event at the Ft. Worth Museum of Science & History on Saturday, April 15, 2017.  Event details to be announced in a separate post.

Furthermore, NSS-NT is planning the Texas-Midwest Regional Space Development Conference here in the Metroplex, tentatively in late November 2017, and we may have at least one space celebrity among our speakers.  Event details to be announced.

If most of the NSS-NT plans are successful, 2017 will be an impressive year for highlighting the coolness of space for the DFW Metroplex, and beyond!  Want to know more?  Come to the NSS-NT meeting!

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 Freeway, Irving, TX  75062 (eastbound Hwy. 183 service road, across Hwy. 183 from the Irving Mall, just before Belt Line Rd).

Spread the word:  new and established space enthusiasts are always encouraged to attend!