Recap:  The Coordinator for the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) student chapter at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) hosted the Space Project Management Meeting on July 6-9, 2017, and invited NSS Director Ken Ruffin to be the lunch speaker on the opening day of the conference.  Attendees included faculty, staff, and students from UTD, guest speakers from Lockheed Martin and various NASA Centers, a PR Director, and a faculty member and students from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL.

Ken Ruffin gave his presentation on the Milestones to Space Settlement:  An NSS Roadmap as the lunch speaker.  This presentation describes the National Space Society’s recommendations for the settlement of space, including activities in Earth orbit, on the Moon, using asteroids, settling Mars, Space-Based Solar Power, Space Colonies, and finally adAstra (to the Stars).  Students and speakers were quite actively engaged.  Ken also stood at the National Space Society of North Texas (NSS-NT) display table, providing free NSS adAstra magazines and other items to all interested attendees.

The most interested DFW-area attendees were encouraged to be guests at any upcoming NSS-NT meetings.  Everyone was also invited to register for the NSS-NT’s TX-Central Regional Space Development Conference at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas DFW Airport North, in Grapevine, Texas, on Saturday, November 18, 2017.