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National Space Society (NSS)




A pro-space group formed in 1987 as a result of a merger between the National Space Institute and the L5 Society. Based in Washington, DC, it has an extensive network of local chapters. The NSS supports a general agenda of space development and human space presence, sponsors a major annual space development conference, and publishes the bimonthly magazine Ad Astra. It is associated with the political lobbying organizations Spacecause and Spacepac.


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