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#26 2021-10-03 12:29:23

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Re: NSS Houston Chapter Events

Update ... the presentation from October 2nd, 2021 is available for viewing.

It will be available for the next 30 days (or so).

Monthly North Houston Space Society Chapter Meeting
with NSS North Houston Space Society
Nathan Price
10:16 PM
The Zoom recording and the Presentations have been published to our website:
https://www.northhoustonspace.org/2021/ … space-age/

The presentation was about a new book on (possible) life away from Earth.

The video ** also ** shows a remarkable demonstration of hybrid meeting in an on-site location with (lots of) Internet participation.

The organization of the hybrid format was well done, and (in fact) the best I have seen so far.

Both video and audio were managed with success.  The chat feature worked for audience participation, and there was even one successful audio interaction with a remote viewer.

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#27 2021-12-04 14:18:49

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Re: NSS Houston Chapter Events

The next meeting of the North Houston Chapter of National Space Society is December 11th.

No details about the agenda were published at the web site as of Saturday December 4th.  However, I expect the gathering will be worth attending as members offer their regular updates. 

For information about the event, check http://NorthHoustonSpace.org

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#28 2021-12-06 19:55:32

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Re: NSS Houston Chapter Events

Still no scheduled speaker ....

NSS North Houston Space Society <info@meetup.com>
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Sun, Dec 5 at 5:05 PM

Meetup
SATURDAY
Monthly North Houston Space Society Chapter Meeting
NSS North Houston Space Society
Saturday, December 11, 2021
2:00 PM CT
Spring Creek Barbeque
21746 Tomball Pkwy
Houston, TX 77070
Are you going?
Yes
No
6 Members going, including:

Vito
"Hi. I'm a remote graphic designer who enjoys working with hi-tech startups. My interests..."

Nathan Price
"Longtime space enthusiast. I stay up for SpaceX launches and Elon speeches. I..."

Keith Dauzat

Brandon

Greg Stanley

Al Varon
"An passionate supporter of space exploration and creating life beyond Earth. A lover..."
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08
Monthly North Houston Space Society Chapter Meeting
Saturday, January 8, 2022 2:00 PM CT · 4 attending
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This event is open via Zoom in hybrid mode.  The attendees who live in Houston will be attending in person, and those like me who live some distance away will be attending by Zoom.  the Zoom connection is handled at a near-professional level.

Edit a few minutes later:

Hi Nathan, We (Mars Society) have a speaker who might be willing to address your audience.  He is leading a design project for a large space going passenger vessel. He presented at the recent (2021) Mars Society conference. His talk is available on YouTube. Name is Robert Dyck. Please let me know if you are interested.  He said he would be willing to speak if you want him, and I have been neglectful in contacting you. (th)

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#29 2021-12-10 07:29:42

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Re: NSS Houston Chapter Events

RobertDyck was booked for a presentation on Large Ship, for March 12, 2022.

Nathan Price (President of the Chapter and Host of meetings) and RobertDyck exchanged email.

The Large Ship is already progressing nicely, so it should be even further along by next March.

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Reminder: The next meeting of the North Houston chapter of NSS is tomorrow (Saturday December 11, 2021).

Meetings are available by Zoom as well as onsite for anyone close to Houston.

See www.northhoustonspace.org for the link to the meeting, and for videos of previous meetings.

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#30 2021-12-10 19:52:38

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Maybe a presentation could be done for the landing site project as well...for GW content

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#31 2021-12-11 09:50:38

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Re: NSS Houston Chapter Events

For SpaceNut re #30 ... please check with Dr. Johnson to see if he feels up to making a presentation.

He is dealing with several challenges at the moment.

In the mean time, here is an invitation to those NewMars members who might care to look in on the Zoom meeting of North Houston NSS today;

North Houston Space Society Meeting today (Dec. 11) - 2PM

Join us for our Monthly NSS North Houston Space Society (http://NorthHoustonSpace.org) meeting. Connect with others who are excited about exploring the cosmos, learning how to use the resources of space to improve human life, and who want to go and spread humanity to the rest of the universe.

This will be a hybrid meeting. Come in person at Spring Creek Barbeque (21746 Tomball Pkwy, Houston, TX 77070) or join us online Via ZOOM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216600533

The meeting will be on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 2PM (US Central Time).

For those that come in person, food is not provided nor is a purchase required. However, feel free to purchase food and eat during the meeting (or before or after). Also, we highly recommend that you only attend if you are vaccinated. Masks are encouraged but not required.
Agenda:

2:00 PM – Opening Remarks
2:10 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:40 PM – James Webb Telescope – Doug Hall
3:15 PM – Q&A
3:30 PM – Officer and Board Elections
3:45 PM – Socializing
4:00 PM – End of Meeting

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#32 2021-12-11 13:14:09

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You can use a stand in since we have the documents to quote from and hold up an authors picture (give the bio from his web pages) as well as talk about the make up of the team that gave input as well as research content to form the plan.

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#33 2022-01-03 14:33:54

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From North Houston chapter:

Meetup
SATURDAY
Monthly North Houston Space Society Chapter Meeting
NSS North Houston Space Society
Saturday, January 8, 2022
2:00 PM CT
Spring Creek Barbeque
21746 Tomball Pkwy
Houston, TX 77070
Are you going?
Yes
No
6 Members going, including:

Vito
"Hi. I'm a remote graphic designer who enjoys working with hi-tech startups. My interests..."

Nathan Price
"Longtime space enthusiast. I stay up for SpaceX launches and Elon speeches. I..."

Keith Dauzat

Sonia Price

Greg Stanley

Blanca Bejar
Meetings open to all age groups and interest levels. Come explore with us the potential that developing and exploring space has to better life here on earth and to open up new frontiers creating new perspectives that can help enrich the human experie...
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12
Monthly North Houston Space Society Chapter Meeting
Saturday, February 12, 2022 2:00 PM CT · 3 attending

Details
Meetings open to all age groups and interest levels. Come explore with us the potential that developing and exploring space has to better life here on earth and to open up new frontiers creating new perspectives that can help enrich the human experience.

The Vision of NSS 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.

The Mission of NSS is to promote social, economic, technological, and political change in order to expand civilization beyond Earth, to settle space and to use the resulting resources to build a hopeful and prosperous future for humanity. Accordingly, we support steps toward this goal, including human spaceflight,

No program is shown, but Dr. Stanley gives a regular detailed summary of space activity over the past month, and there is usually a featured speaker, followed by general discussion. Meetings usually last two hours, but on occasion they may stretch a bit.

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#34 2022-01-07 12:14:27

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NSS North Houston Space Society
Saturday, January 8, 2022

2:00 PM CT
Spring Creek Barbeque
21746 Tomball Pkwy
Houston, TX 77070

Meetings open to all age groups and interest levels. Come explore with us the potential that developing and exploring space has to better life here on earth and to open up new frontiers creating new perspectives that can help enrich the human experie...

Connect via Zoom from northhoustonnss.org

No need to turn on video ... audio only is fine.

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#35 2022-01-07 18:09:14

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Update for tomorrow's meeting of North Houston NSS (hybrid format - local plus Zoom)

View this email in your browser
We are going to have a different format this month.  We will have Jeff Perkins, an engineer from Lockheed Martin, to answer questions about the Orion Spacecraft.  The Orion spacecraft will take 4 astronauts from earth to lunar orbit where it will dock with the lunar gateway. 

This will be a hybrid meeting. Come in person at Spring Creek Barbeque (21746 Tomball Pkwy, Houston, TX 77070) or join us online Via ZOOM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216600533

The meeting will be on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 2PM (US Central Time).

For those that come in person, food is not provided nor is a purchase required. However, feel free to purchase food and eat during the meeting (or before or after). Also, we highly recommend that you only attend if you are vaccinated. Masks are encouraged but not required.
Agenda:

2:00 PM – Opening Remarks
2:10 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:40 PM – Orion Q&A with Jeff Perkins – Systems Engineer Principle at Lockheed Martin
3:45 PM – Socializing
4:00 PM – End of Meeting

About the Meeting

Meetings are open to all age groups and interest levels. Come explore with us the potential that developing and exploring space has to better life here on earth and to open up new frontiers creating new perspectives that can help enrich the human experience.

The Vision of NSS 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.

The Mission of NSS is to promote social, economic, technological, and political change in order to expand civilization beyond Earth, to settle space and to use the resulting resources to build a hopeful and prosperous future for humanity. Accordingly, we support steps toward this goal, including human spaceflight, commercial space development, space exploration, space applications, space resource utilization, robotic precursors, defense against asteroids, relevant science, and space settlement oriented education.

Website:  http://NorthHoustonSpace.org
MeetUp: https://www.meetup.com/Future-North-Hou … y-Chapter/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NssNorthHoustonSpaceSociety/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nss-no … e-society/

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#36 2022-02-01 08:18:46

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The North Houston chapter of National Space Society is meeting again on February 12 at 2 PM Houston time.
This is a hybrid meeting, so Zoom guests are welcome.  The sign-in link is provided at northhoustonspace.org

The meeting will be on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 2PM (US Central Time).

For those that come in person, food is not provided nor is a purchase required. However, feel free to purchase food and eat during the meeting (or before or after). Also, we highly recommend that you only attend if you are vaccinated. Masks are encouraged but not required.

Agenda:
2:00 PM – Opening Remarks – Nathan Price
2:10 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:40 PM – Andrea Leinfelder – Space Reporter for the Houston Chronicle
3:45 PM – Socializing
4:00 PM – End of Meeting

Andrea Leinfelder

Andrea Leinfelder is the space reporter for the Houston Chronicle.

Andrea writes about NASA and the commercial space sector, where her coverage spans human spaceflight, robotic exploration and operations in low-Earth orbit. For six months of the year, she keeps an eye on the Atlantic hurricane season. Andrea graduated from the University of Florida in 2012 and has lived in Houston since 2014. She enjoys traveling, eating her way across Houston and walking her dog Lizzy.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/author … einfelder/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AndreaCLeinfelder/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrealeinfelder/

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#37 2022-02-11 21:48:05

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Reminder of Meeting of February 12, 2022:

Saturday, February 12, 2022 – Monthly Meeting

Join us for our Monthly NSS North Houston Space Society (http://NorthHoustonSpace.org) meeting. Connect with others who are excited about exploring the cosmos, learning how to use the resources of space to improve human life, and who want to go and spread humanity to the rest of the universe.

This will be a hybrid meeting. Come in person at Spring Creek Barbeque (21746 Tomball Pkwy, Houston, TX 77070) or join us online Via ZOOM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216600533

The meeting will be on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 2PM (US Central Time).

For those that come in person, food is not provided nor is a purchase required. However, feel free to purchase food and eat during the meeting (or before or after). Also, we highly recommend that you only attend if you are vaccinated. Masks are encouraged but not required.
Agenda:

2:00 PM – Opening Remarks – Nathan Price
2:10 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:40 PM – Andrea Leinfelder – Space Reporter for the Houston Chronicle
3:45 PM – Socializing
4:00 PM – End of Meeting
Andrea Leinfelder

Andrea Leinfelder is the space reporter for the Houston Chronicle.

Andrea writes about NASA and the commercial space sector, where her coverage spans human spaceflight, robotic exploration and operations in low-Earth orbit. For six months of the year, she keeps an eye on the Atlantic hurricane season. Andrea graduated from the University of Florida in 2012 and has lived in Houston since 2014. She enjoys traveling, eating her way across Houston and walking her dog Lizzy.

Some of the topics she will touch on include:

    Starship update – Andrea was at Starbase on Thursday covering Elon’s update in person.
    Her career and the path to becoming a space journalist
    Some of her favorite space stories
    Anticipated space events happening in the near future
    How journalism has changed from the first moon landing in 1969 compared to now.

Connect with Andrea at:

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/author … einfelder/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AndreaCLeinfelder/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrealeinfelder/


About the Meeting

Meetings are open to all age groups and interest levels. Come explore with us the potential that developing and exploring space has to better life here on earth and to open up new frontiers creating new perspectives that can help enrich the human experience.

The Vision of NSS 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.

The Mission of NSS is to promote social, economic, technological, and political change in order to expand civilization beyond Earth, to settle space and to use the resulting resources to build a hopeful and prosperous future for humanity. Accordingly, we support steps toward this goal, including human spaceflight, commercial space development, space exploration, space applications, space resource utilization, robotic precursors, defense against asteroids, relevant science, and space settlement oriented education.

Website:  http://NorthHoustonSpace.org
MeetUp: https://www.meetup.com/Future-North-Hou … y-Chapter/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NssNorthHoustonSpaceSociety/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nss-no … e-society/

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#38 2022-02-12 14:17:29

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The NSS chapter meeting is off to a slow start.  The HDMI cable connection did not work.  Apparently there is a cable provided by the restaurant to the overhead projector.  The onsite team are attempting to connect a laptop directly to the projector.

Update at 16:17 local time

The onsite team decided to proceed without the projector.  The virtual attendees get the normal presentation.

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#39 2022-03-07 12:18:33

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Announcement of March 12th Meeting from Meetup ...

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Sun, 6 Mar at 16:52

Meetup
SATURDAY
Monthly North Houston Space Society Chapter Meeting
NSS North Houston Space Society

Saturday, March 12, 2022
2:00 PM CT

Spring Creek Barbeque
21746 Tomball Pkwy
Houston, TX 77070

6 Members going, including:

Vito
"Hi. I'm a remote graphic designer who enjoys working with hi-tech startups. My interests..."

Nathan Price
"Longtime space enthusiast. I stay up for SpaceX launches and Elon speeches. I..."

Keith Dauzat

Greg Stanley

Blanca Bejar

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#40 2022-03-12 08:11:31

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The North Houston Chapter of National Space Society is meeting today. Zoom attendees are welcome.

northhoustonspace.org

SAT, MAR
Monthly North Houston Space Society Chapter Meeting

When
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where
Spring Creek Barbeque (21746 Tomball Pkwy, Houston, TX 77070)

Meetup

Monthly North Houston Space Society Chapter Meeting
NSS North Houston Space Society
Saturday, March 12, 2022
2:00 PM CT
Spring Creek Barbeque
21746 Tomball Pkwy
Houston, TX 77070

10 Members going, including:

Vito
"Hi. I'm a remote graphic designer who enjoys working with hi-tech startups. My interests..."

Nathan Price
"Longtime space enthusiast. I stay up for SpaceX launches and Elon speeches. I..."

Keith Dauzat

Greg Stanley

Chris

Ian Ebow

Meetings open to all age groups and interest levels. Come explore with us the potential that developing and exploring space has to better life here on earth and to open up new frontiers creating new perspectives that can help enrich the human experie...

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#41 2022-03-12 09:47:42

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I still plan on attending as well.

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#42 2022-03-12 10:14:06

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Hi kbd512! Thanks for doing that!  Please introduce yourself to Nathan, Keith and Dr. Stanley, and anyone else who might be on site!

I'm looking forward to the meeting!

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#43 2022-03-12 14:09:18

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The North Houston NSS chapter meeting is under way ...

RobertDyck and GW Johnson are present, and there are folks in the meeting site and in the Zoom.

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#44 2022-03-12 14:25:47

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Getting the talent which we have here out there will bring in over time more to the forum and bring additional efforts to the many projects which could bring us to mars.
Good Luck all.

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#45 2022-03-12 16:05:44

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For SpaceNut and all  ...

RobertDyck gave what ** I ** felt was a terrific talk, and he got some serious questions from two of the chapter members.

GW Johnson was given a brief time to introduce himself, and to give a preview of his onsite talk next month.

I'd like to thank BOTH RobertDyck and GW Johnson for all the preparations you made!

This was the first joint activity (that I know of ) between Mars Society and NSS, and I hope we can build upon this success.

The talk was recorded, and it will be available online in a couple of days:
northhoustonspace.org

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#46 2022-03-12 19:08:58

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David recruited me to volunteer for the Space Settlement contest. And said I could recruit volunteers from alumni. Their projects have some impressive graphics! We'll see if I can recruit college students to help with the Large Ship.

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#47 2022-03-12 19:11:53

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tahanson43206,

Yes, Robert's talk was excellent and well-received by the NSS members in attendance.

We seemed to have some problems with the audio equipment towards the end, but other than that I think it went rather well.

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#48 2022-03-12 19:24:15

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For RobertDyck re #47

Thanks again for working to make this presentation as smooth as it turned out.  It seemed to me you were on a roll when Nathan called for Questions ... Would you be interested in doing a follow up?  GW Johnson will be carrying the Large Ship ball next meeting, on April 9th.  I understand you've been too busy working on your talk to follow his work, but one of the scenarios he's offering would allow your vessel to devote a small part of it's mass to the propulsion system, compared to what would be required if it had to do all the work itself.

Your suggestion toward the end of the talk, of making the propulsion module replaceable seems to me to fit into that line of thinking.

***
For kbd512 ... thanks for taking the time to attend!  I'm glad you go to meet a number of the members.  Attendance was down from some meetings, so there'll be others you can meet in the future.

Your comment about the audio is helpful.

Almost everyone in the Zoom had their mikes on mute, which would have helped.  It was (possibly) during the Q&A that audio became a problem.  There was no on site traffic manager, as is sometimes the case.

Ideally, folks who want to speak would signal with a raised hand icon, and they would be the only one speaking.

That aside, I think North Houston is doing the best job of hybrid meetings I have seen so far.

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#49 2022-03-13 12:11:22

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More feedback for RobertDyck ...

This is from our contact in the chapter:

It was a good presentation.  People stayed and talked about it for some time after.  Biggest topic after meeting was safety and emergency procedures.  Might let Robert know that people are interested in that.

If you would like to provide feedback (including references requested during the meeting) please post a reply here and I will forward it immediately.

Thanks again for all the thought and planning you put into the presentation.

Out of curiosity ... would you be interested in doing something similar for other NSS chapters?

It sounds (to my ear) as though you made a good First Impression, so there might be some willingness to put out a favorable review within NSS.

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#50 2022-03-13 12:43:55

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Oh? I was afraid that I didn't show enough confidence. Glad it was favourably accepted.

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