What we're about

The Saint Louis Space Frontier (http://stlouisspacefrontier.org/)is a chapter of the National Space Society (http://www.nss.org). The NSS Vision is: People living and working in thriving communities beyond the Earth, and the use of the vast resources of space for the dramatic betterment of humanity. Our chapter meets monthly, participates in outreach events, has fun at social events, and hosts the Gateway to Space conference each fall. We were the local hosts for NSS's International Space Development Conference in May 2017. Please join us as we explore, and settle, the Universe! (Meetup Members: You can become full-fledged (uhm, paying) members of St. Louis Space Frontier by visiting our website and clicking on JOIN US! http://stlouisspacefrontier.org/ )

Upcoming events (5)

NSS Space Forum Features Astronaut Terry Virts

Online event

Space Forum Features Astronaut Terry Virts You MUST register with NSS to attend this Zoom event: https://gatewaytospace.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2d0761af15718172d691bb3c9&id=6fce018a66&e=643c080c79 Image described below. Description: Retired astronaut Col. Terry Virts will be our guest for “Ask an Astronaut: A Conversation with Astronaut Terry Virts.” Terry was pilot of the space shuttle Endeavour (STS-130) and served as flight engineer on Expedition 42 and Commander of Expedition 43 on the International Space Station, with a total of 213 days in space, including 19+ hours in three spacewalks up there. His first book was View from Above - An Astronaut Photographs the World. His recently published book, How to Astronaut: An Insider's Guide to Leaving Planet Earth, is a down-to-Earth plain English, highly readable book covering more than 50 aspects of leaving Earth, living in space, what we do next, and better ways needed. The last paragraph of his book reads: "Seeing our planet floating through the universe has made it impossible for me to pick partisan or ideological sides in political arguments. There are much bigger issues for us to confront if we are to have a brighter future. I hope that the next phase of my life, through speaking and writing and media, will impact hearts and minds around the globe. As we focus on building bridges, not walls." Image: Astronaut Salutes Nimoy From Orbit International Space Station astronaut Terry Virts (@AstroTerry) tweeted this image of a Vulcan hand salute from orbit as a tribute to actor Leonard Nimoy, who died on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Nimoy played science officer Mr. Spock in the Star Trek series that served as an inspiration to generations of scientists, engineers and sci-fi fans around the world. Cape Cod and Boston, Massachusetts, Nimoy's home town, are visible through the station window. Date: 28 February 2015 Source: nasa.gov Author: NASA Astronaut, Terry W. Virts

Space Settlement 2021: Online Streaming Event

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Hosted by National Space Society, the Space Settlement 2021 is a free virtual event showcasing the technologies, people, and organizations that will lead us to the settlement of the final frontier! Space Settlement 2021 blends leading-edge talks from the NSS’s invitation-only Space Settlement Summit with new talks. We present the finest minds in this revolutionary movement, with experts speaking about the latest visions of humanity’s migration into space: where we will go, why we will go there, and how we will do so. Highlights include: a STEM space settlement competition, today’s incremental steps to space settlement, the classic ideas of Dr. Gerard K. O’Neill, new initiatives by visionaries such as as Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and other NewSpace visionaries, and much more. Space Settlement 2021 is available free of charge thanks to the International Space Settlement Design Competitions and Anita Gale. More information on how to stream this event are at this link: https://gatewaytospace.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2d0761af15718172d691bb3c9&id=f8de465c9e&e=643c080c79 Schedule Space Settlement 2021 will stream for approximately seven hours on February 4, 2021. The first five hours will be solo and panel discussions of space settlement issues and the overall vision, and the last two hours will be a presentation by the International Space Settlement Design Competition, held each year at the Kennedy Space Center (virtual for[masked]), where students from all over the world collaborate in small teams, overseen by seasoned aerospace professionals, to develop and present formal designs for future space settlements. These are judged by a panel of top professionals, and many of these young people go on to enter STEM and the aerospace field and to monitor future participants. Speakers Include Sean Mahoney of Masden Space Systems Panel: Developments of 2020 for Cislunar Space Panel: What Are the Implications of a Race for Cislunar Dominance? Panel: What Will Be the Role of Science Fiction in Shaping the Decade Ahead? Fireside Chat: What's Coming in NewSpace? Janet Ivey of Janet’s Planet and President of Explore Mars Isaac Arthur or host of Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur Jeff Greason of Electric Sky and the Tau Zero Foundation Dr. Martine Rothblatt of United Therapeutics Corporation Panel: In the Era of COVID-19 What are the Arguments for Space Settlement? Dr. Pascal Lee of NASA Ames, the Mars Institute and SETI Fireside Chat: Sean Kinney, Space Settlement Contest Grand Prize Winner 2020, and Dr. Alan Stern, Principal Investigator of the New Horizons mission Two hours of the spectacular International Space Settlement Design Competition, hosted by NSS Senior Operating Officer and competition sponsor Anita Gale.

First Friday - on a break in February

Saint Louis Science Center

First Friday is taking a break but will be back in 2021. Watch the First Friday Flashback here: https://www.slsc.org/event-overviews/first-fridays/ . Scroll down to find the movie.

Monthly ASEM Meeting

Weldon Springs Interpretive Site

Many StLSFnss members are also members of Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri (ASEM) and attend ASEM meetings on the second Saturday of each Month. Join ASEM members for dinner, business meeting, and presentation at the Weldon Springs Interpretative Center. These events are free, open to the public, and family friendly. Visit the ASEM website for more information. http://www.asemonline.org/

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