“Near Earth Asteroids” and the “Falcon Heavy” for the Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 NSS-NT Meeting

First launch of the “Falcon Heavy”, Feb. 6, 2018

What an exciting time it is for those of us who love space travel and space development!

Sunday, February 11, 2018:  the National Space Society of North Texas (NSS-NT) brings the latest updates on Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs), and also on the first launch – and the future possibilities for – the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket.  NSS Director and NSS-NT Vice President Ken Ruffin gives his updated presentation Near Earth Asteroids:  What Can We Do About Them? for the 5th anniversary of the Chelyabinsk, Russia, NEA airburst, and also for those two NEAs that are just missing the Earth a few days prior to this meeting.  Additionally, Ken has interesting videos that illustrate and explain the Falcon Heavy rocket launch, why it is so important, and future missions for the world’s most powerful rocket.

Furthermore, several upcoming public events at Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) area museums, universities, etc. hosting NSS-NT are being discussed.

Consider early registration for the 37th annual International Space Development Conference (ISDC) in Los Angeles, CA, from May 24-27, 2018, as well.  Prices are scheduled to increase.

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).

 Space Peeps from near and far are always encouraged to attend!

NSS-NT Christmas Party at a Private Location, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017

NSS-NT Members and Guests Only Meeting at a Private Location

The National Space Society of North Texas (NSS-NT) is having its annual members-and-guests-only Christmas Party and Business Meeting a private location on Sunday, December 10, 2017.  NSS-NT is not meeting at Spring Creek BBQ-Irving on that date.

On Sunday, January 14, 2018, NSS-NT is having its standard, open to the public, monthly meeting at Spring Creek BBQ-Irving.  Members, guests, and Space Peeps from  the general public are invited to attend the January 14, 2018 meeting.

“TX-Central Regional Space Development Conference” – Saturday, November 18, 2017

Tickets are still available for the TX-Central Regional Space Development Conference at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas DFW Airport North, Texas, USA, on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

The conference will be an exciting event for space enthusiasts of all ages!

Learn about the historic Space Race and be inspired by Mercury 13 Astronaut Wally Funk!  Get additional motivation and perspective from NASA ISS Scientist (and modern-day Hidden FigureDr. Camille Wardrop Alleyne!  Meet a leader in the Commercial Spaceflight industry CEO Jeff Greason!  Receive updates on NASA and Commercial Spaceflight missions from leaders of the Moon Society, the Mars Society, and the National Space Society!

For details about the TX-Central Regional Space Development Conference, go to – https://txcrsdc.org/

To registration and tickets for theTX-Central Regional Space Development Conference, go to –

https://www.nss.org/cgi-bin/register/tdregister?$Origin=RSDC17

“Cassini Mission Finale” at the CR Smith Museum, Ft. Worth, Sep. 16

On September 15, 2017, the NASA Cassini robotic mission to Saturn ended its 20-years of exploration and discovery.

The next day, on September 16, the American Airlines C. R. Smith Museum in Euless/Ft. Worth is hosting the National Space Society of North Texas (NSS-NT) for a Cassini Mission Finale event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Find out about the history of the exploration of Saturn, the results of the Cassini-Huygens Mission, and the Conclusions, from a presentation by NSS Director Ken Ruffin at 1 p.m.  NSS-NT is providing free magazines and lithographs from the National Space Society and NASA, and brief yet interesting space videos will be displayed – in particular, about Saturn and Cassini.

Museum patrons and staff – and everyone else who is interested in space travel and space development – is invited to register for the NSS-NT’s TX-Central Regional Space Development Conference (RSDC) https://txcrsdc.org/ at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas DFW Airport North in Grapevine, Texas, on Saturday, November 18, 2017.  FenCon Early Bird Registration ends soon!

“TX-Central Regional Space Development Conference” – Saturday, November 18, 2017

The “Earth, Moon, Mars, and Stars” dialogue!

The National Space Society of North Texas (NSS-NT) is proud to announce that FenCon Early Bird Registration has begun for the TX-Central Regional Space Development Conference (RSDC)!  This RSDC is the Earth, Moon, Mars, and Stars dialogue, and it is happening at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas DFW Airport North, Texas, USA, on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

FenCon is the science-fiction/fantasy/space convention annually features NSS-NT past presidents as panelists and presenters.  Science-fiction and space enthusiasts are encouraged to register for FenCon XIV on site during their Beyond the Stars convention on September 22-24, 2017.

Space Peeps and sci-fi fans are also encouraged to embrace the FenCon Early Bird Registration period from September 1 -24, 2017.  Continue to get the lowest rates during this extended registration period!  Learn about the historic Space Race and be inspired by Mercury 13 Astronaut Wally Funk!  Get additional motivation and perspective from NASA ISS Scientist (and modern-day Hidden FigureDr. Camille Wardrop Alleyne!  See samples of Moon rocks returned from the NASA Apollo missions!  Receive updates on NASA and Commercial Spaceflight missions from leaders of the Moon Society, the Mars Society, and the National Space Society!

For details about the TX-Central Regional Space Development Conference, go to – https://txcrsdc.org/

For the TX-Central Regional Space Development Conference FenCon Early Bird Registration, go to –

https://www.nss.org/cgi-bin/register/tdregister?$Origin=RSDC17

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