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!
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 Figure) Dr. 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/
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From the DFW Metroplex, Throughout the Solar System, Then to the Stars!
The National Space Society of North Texas (NSS-NT) is proud to announce that John Quinn, the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Commercial Spaceflight company Exos Aerospace Systems and Technologies, Inc. is the guest speaker for the Sunday, September 10, 2017 NSS-NT meeting.
From the Exos Aerospace website:
“Over the past decade, the team at EXOS has led the way to some of the most impressive private, commercial, reusable rockets designs and concepts in the world today. We have developed, flown and retrieved for re-use, rockets that are reliable, reusable, better for the environment and easier on your budget. We have successfully designed, built and flown rocket engines used in manned flight. We have fulfilled multiple contracts with NASA. Through all of this, the EXOS team has developed and tested over a hundred rocket engines and dozens of flying vehicles. Now we are excited about serving your commercial and DoD needs. EXOS is here for you, to make…
Also, among other local space events, NSS-NT is organizing the TX-Central Regional Space Development Conference here in the DFW Metroplex, on Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas DFW Airport North. This is an Earth, Moon, Mars, and Stars dialogue! NSS-NT has scheduled at least one space celebrity among our speakers! Event details – and the registration page – can be accessed from this link https://txcrsdc.org/ and updates are also announced in separate NSS-NT posts.
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!
Recap: NSS-NT President Cynthia Whisennand gave her presentation – prior to August 21, 2017 – on the Total Solar Eclipse, which could be viewed from Oregon to South Carolina: coast to coast in the USA. Before the millions of Americans who lived in – and everyone else who traveled to – the Path of Totality, Dr. Whisennand explained what they would see (with Eclipse Glasses or a pinhole camera) and why they would see it. Millions of other people in North America had the opportunity to witness the partial solar eclipse. At the 75% coverage experienced in the Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Metroplex, even the partial eclipse was an impressive sight.
Also, NSS-NT is organizing the TX-Central Regional Space Development Conference here in the DFW Metroplex, on Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas DFW Airport North. This is an Earth, Moon, Mars, and Stars discussion! NSS-NT has scheduled at least one space celebrity among our speakers! Event details are provided in this link https://txcrsdc.org/ and will also be announced in separate NSS-NT posts.
Spread the word: new, and established, Space Peeps are always encouraged to attend!
Recap: NSBE Space Project Management Meeting, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ., Daytona Beach, FL, Aug. 8
Recap: Per invitations from the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Daytona Beach, Florida, NSS Director Ken Ruffin, and several NASA, Commercial Spaceflight, and public relations representatives, gave presentations at their National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Space Project Management Meeting. After a tour of the aerospace and spaceflight facilities on campus, the invited speakers gave presentations to the ERAU president, several ERAU deans and students, and an executive from nearby Bethune-Cookman University.
Ken Ruffin gave an abbreviated version of his presentation on the Milestones to Space Settlement: An NSS Roadmap. 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).
All speakers and audience members were invited to register for the NSS-NT’s TX-Central Regional Space Development Conference https://txcrsdc.org/ at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas DFW Airport North, in Grapevine, Texas, on Saturday, November 18, 2017.