Mission to Mars Winners Announced!

Congratulations to our winners of the Mission to Mars Contest!
1st Place,  Philippe Hempel  ~ “Mission to Mars – Survival” Video
2nd Place, Kamren Cruz ~ “How Would My Colony Survive on Mars?” paper
3rd Place, Nacia Rendon~  “Life on Mars” Video
We had many excellent entries and thank everyone for entering the contest.
Thanks again to our wonderful sponsors and prize donors.

“Rotating to Life in Orbit” – April 9, 2017 NSS-NT Meeting

“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!

“An Evening With Ken Ruffin” at “A Galaxy Called Dallas”, Saturday, March 11

Near Earth Asteroid
Near Earth Asteroid

Near Earth Asteroids:  What Can We Do About Them? is being presented by National Space Society (NSS) Director Ken Ruffin for the Saturday Science Series event at A Galaxy Called Dallas, 1238 Belt Line Rd #138, Garland, Texas, USA  75042, on Saturday, March 11 at 7 p.m.  Space and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) enthusiasts from across the Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Metroplex and beyond are encouraged to attend.

This is what National Space Society (NSS) Director Ken Ruffin is explaining to the audience at A Galaxy Called Dallas:

-Have you ever seen or heard about an asteroid on the news that was a few million miles away, or a few thousand miles away?
-Did you hear about the asteroid that was just a few miles above the ground, that exploded and sent over 1,000 people to hospital emergency rooms?
-Shouldn’t somebody be explaining these asteroids to the public, so everybody can understand?

There is free admission for this event, and it is for the general public:  for all ages and for all levels of space knowledge.

Also, find out about the National Space Society of North Texas (NSS-NT) meetings on the second Sunday of each month (such as March 12, April 9, and May 14, 2017) which are also open to the general public – except December.  Not only does NSS-NT have a contest where a student will win free admission to Space Camp, but NSS-NT also provides the latest and greatest information in space travel and space development for space enthusiasts throughout the DFW Metroplex and beyond.

Come and see why Ken Ruffin loves to say:

There is NOTHING cooler than deep space!

“Meteorites and Craters: Dangers and Destinations” March 12, 2017 NSS-NT Meeting

"Hayn Crater" on the Moon
“Hayn Crater” on the Moon

When you think of craters (on the Moon, or elsewhere) do you consider them to be a hazard, or do you consider the benefits they could provide?  For insight on those options, attend the presentation Craters:  Dangers and Destinations.  National Space Society of North Texas (NSS-NT) President Cynthia Whisennand gives a presentation that answers that question, and more!

This NSS-NT meeting is on Sunday, March 12, 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 are due for the NSS-NT Mission to Mars student contest by March 31, 2017 (some lucky student will win free registration to Space Camp!  The winners will be 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.

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!  (In addition to the NASA plan to create the coldest temperature in the universe!)  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!

 

Brookhaven College STEM Fair on Saturday, Feb. 18

brookhaven-college

Brookhaven College in Farmers Branch, TX, has invited several science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) organizations – including the National Space Society of North Texas (NSS-NT) – to participate in another annual STEM Fair in Building H on Saturday, February 18, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NSS-NT provides free NASA and NSS magazines, lithographs, and stickers for space enthusiasts of all ages, at each of our events.

Also, learn about the NSS-NT Mission to Mars contest for a student to win free admission to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama!  Eligible students should register and provide their entries soon.  The contest ends on March 31, 2017.

Additionally, NSS Director – and NSS-NT VP – Ken Ruffin is giving his presentation The Moon, Asteroids, and Mars:  The Future of Spaceflight from 3:00-4:00 p.m.

From North Texas, Throughout the Solar System, Then to the Stars!