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#101 2023-06-09 18:41:59

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Re: NSS Houston Chapter Events

If the link below works for you, it includes a nice photograph of the Mars Analog site in Hawaii.

https://www.linkedin.com/events/7073044 … /comments/

The site will be a focus for the guest speaker presentation tomorrow.

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#102 2023-07-01 16:54:10

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Re: NSS Houston Chapter Events

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As a reminder for NewMars members who are willing to run Zoom to attend meetings online, the NSS chapter in Houston (North to be specific), will be opening the session for July on the Second Saturday at 2 PM Houston time 3 PM EST.  Dr. Greg Stanley will be offering his report on space activity for the month, and I would be astonished if he did not allocate a few minutes to the new Hot Stage Separation concept that is in the news recently.

NewMars members who attend the event are NOT expected to turn on Video or Audio, and I notice that most attendees in recent times have these features turned off.  There is a chat service that is (somewhat) attended.  I'll ask my contact at the chapter to see if there is a volunteer willing to monitor the chat more closely.

There are chances that the quality of the video feed will improve over time.  A professional has (apparently) volunteered to handle video, although whether that extends to the online experience is not clear to me at this point.

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#103 2023-07-05 18:37:28

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Here is an update for Saturday's meeting ....

NERVA – Nuclear Rocket – Doug Hall @ Barbara Bush Library on Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 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 Barbara Bush Library (6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379) or join us online Via ZOOM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216600533

The meeting will be on Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 2PM (US Central Time).

2:00 PM – Opening Remarks & Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:45 PM – Doug Hall – NERVA- Nuclear Rockets
3:40 PM – Socializing
4:00 PM – End of Meeting


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#104 2023-07-07 15:02:32

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A reminder just arrived from NSS Houston ...

I'm hoping Greg Stanley will comment upon hot staging, and expect Doug Hall will be updating work on NERVA.

Join us for our Monthly NSS North Houston Space Society (http://NorthHoustonSpace.org) meeting.


This will be a hybrid meeting.


Come in person at Barbara Bush Library

(6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379)


or join us online Via ZOOM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216600533



The meeting will be on Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 2PM (US Central Time).


2:00 PM – Opening Remarks & Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:45 PM – NERVA - Nuclear Rockets - Doug Hall
3:40 PM – Socializing
4:00 PM – End of Meeting


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#105 2023-07-08 19:02:57

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Re: NSS Houston Chapter Events

Today's NSS chapter meeting went very well indeed, from my perspective as one of the online attendees.  The audio and video were both absolutely perfect.  The leadership team found someone to care for the Internet feed, and that person either did a perfect job, or the equipment just worked perfectly.  In any case, both speakers were easy to hear and to see, and the slide presentations worked flawlessly.

Dr. Stanley did spend a few minutes on the Hot Stage separation technique that SpaceX is reported to be planning.  He found images from the US space program and the Russian one, showing examples of the technique in use.  The wrinkle for SpaceX is to do everything the Russians and the Americans did, but to achieve reusability. 

Doug Hall gave the full presentation he has prepared on NERVA, Timberwind, Russian designs, and DRACO, which is (apparently) a collaboration between DARPA and NASA. DRACO is targeting an on-orbit propulsion test in 2027, so most of us in NewMars should still be around to see it.

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#106 2023-07-29 09:59:10

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This is an invitation to take part in a PhD project to visualize the "Overview Effect" (Frank White - book: Overview Effect).

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Have you always wanted to view Earth from space just as astronauts do? Do you ever wonder what experiencing the famous Overview Effect might feel like? Well, here is your chance to participate in cutting-edge doctoral research that may just allow you to experience both!


Ruben F. Salinas, a fellow National Space Society member, has graciously invited our group to participate in research focused on recreating the powerful overview effect using groundbreaking VR simulations. He is also a Commercial Astronaut soon flying to space with Blue Origin, as well as an active member of the prestigious Explorers Club.


Ruben is the Principal Researcher for a large (n=120) dissertation study focused on how the nervous system reacts to viewing our planet from space and experiencing the powerful emotion of awe, now known to be associated with the overview effect.


He will be visiting the Houston area during the weekend of August 4-6th and has graciously invited our group to participate. Appointment slot times are extremely limited, so if you’re interested, don’t delay and reserve your appointment now on this link.

Don’t delay; sign up today!


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#107 2023-08-06 19:21:16

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The North Houston NSS chapter meeting is coming up next Saturday:

Human Moon Exploration @ Barbara Bush Library on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 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 Barbara Bush Library (6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379) or join us online Via ZOOM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216600533

The meeting will be on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 2PM (US Central Time).

2:00 PM – Opening Remarks -Nathan Price
2:15 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:45 PM – Artemis Overview: An Introduction to Artemis, its Program/Vehicles, and our Goal to Return to the Moon – Katie Guhl
3:40 PM – Socializing
4:00 PM – End of Meeting

About Our Featured Speaker: Katie Guhl

Katie Guhl is a Systems Integrator working on the Human Health and Performance Contract (HHPC) at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC). Ms. Guhl currently supports the Artemis Chief Health and Performance Officer (CHPO) as a Cross-Program Integrator on the Human Health and Performance (HH&P) and Human and Medical Technical Authority (HMTA) team. In this technical role, she supports the consistency and compatibility of human system requirements across all Artemis vehicles and Programs and seeks solutions to gaps and risks.

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#108 2023-08-09 19:12:22

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Today is Wednesday, and NSS North Houston sent out an email reminder of their upcoming meeting ...

Any and all NewMars members are welcome to join via Zoom.  Video is neither required or expected.  On the other hand, the video and audio from the library are good and seem to be improving with every meeting.

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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 Barbara Bush Library (6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379) or join us online Via ZOOM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216600533


The meeting will be on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 2PM (US Central Time).


2:00 PM – Opening Remarks -Nathan Price
2:15 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:45 PM – Artemis Overview: An Introduction to Artemis, its Program/Vehicles, and our Goal to Return to the Moon – Katie Guhl
3:40 PM – Socializing
4:00 PM – End of Meeting


About Our Featured Speaker: Katie Guhl

Katie Guhl is a Systems Integrator working on the Human Health and Performance Contract (HHPC) at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC). Ms. Guhl currently supports the Artemis Chief Health and Performance Officer (CHPO) as a Cross-Program Integrator on the Human Health and Performance (HH&P) and Human and Medical Technical Authority (HMTA) team. In this technical role, she supports the consistency and compatibility of human system requirements across all Artemis vehicles and Programs and seeks solutions to gaps and risks.


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#109 2023-08-11 19:35:24

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Re: NSS Houston Chapter Events

Today is Friday, and NSS North Houston is preparing for their monthly meeting tomorrow.

Any and all NewMars members are welcome to join via Zoom.  Video is neither required or expected.  On the other hand, the video and audio from the library are good and seem to be improving with every meeting.

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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 Barbara Bush Library (6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379) or join us online Via ZOOM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216600533


The meeting will be on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 2PM (US Central Time).


2:00 PM – Opening Remarks -Nathan Price
2:15 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:45 PM – Artemis Overview: An Introduction to Artemis, its Program/Vehicles, and our Goal to Return to the Moon – Katie Guhl
3:40 PM – Socializing
4:00 PM – End of Meeting


About Our Featured Speaker: Katie Guhl

Katie Guhl is a Systems Integrator working on the Human Health and Performance Contract (HHPC) at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC). Ms. Guhl currently supports the Artemis Chief Health and Performance Officer (CHPO) as a Cross-Program Integrator on the Human Health and Performance (HH&P) and Human and Medical Technical Authority (HMTA) team. In this technical role, she supports the consistency and compatibility of human system requirements across all Artemis vehicles and Programs and seeks solutions to gaps and risks.


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#110 2023-08-12 15:09:36

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The meeting of the North Houston  NSS chapter just ended ...

Hopefully the video will be up on YouTube after some editing by the gent doing the recording.

The online experience is still a bit bumpy, but there are little adjustments that are nice to see...

For example, a way was found to click on an icon in Zoom to change to primary view from the speaker to the audience and back.

There were about the same number of guests on site as online .... 20 each for a total of about 40.

Dr. Stanley's presentation about space activities was interesting as usual. the presentation on Artemis included slides and videos.

The presenter is (apparently) a member of a team dedicated to insuring the health of the astronauts.

It seemed to me her overall knowledge of the huge, multiyear program was good, but understandably there were questions she could not answer.  One aspect of the presentation that ** I ** appreciated was the mention of planning for (and practicing for) Mars, as a major component of the entire Artemis project.

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#111 2023-09-08 10:04:14

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Re: NSS Houston Chapter Events

Tomorrow (Saturday) the NSS North Houston chapter will hold it's monthly meeting.  It is open to NewMars members via Zoom as usual.

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 Barbara Bush Library (6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379) or join us online Via ZOOM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216600533


The meeting will be on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 2PM (US Central Time).

2:00 PM – Opening Remarks -Nathan Price
2:15 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:45 PM – Wally Funk & The Mercury 13 – Christean Kapp
3:40 PM – Socializing
4:00 PM – End of Meeting
Wally Funk & The Mercury 13

Join us in uncovering the incredible story of aviation and space pioneer Wally Funk who was part of the Mercury 13 astronaut program, was denied to fly for NASA, had a fantastic aviation career, and made it into space 60 years later! Find out also which famous Science Fiction hero made female astronauts at NASA a reality.
About our Featured Speaker: Christean Kapp

Christean Kapp studied aerospace engineering at the RWTH University in Aachen, Germany, and the NIT in Trondheim, Norway. He works in turbomachinery and has lived and worked on three continents in the oil and gas and power industries. He has consulted with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy on ESG-related topics. He currently lives in Houston and is a NSS Space Ambassador conducting numerous space presentations.
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
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NssNorthHoustonSpaceSociety/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nss-no … e-society/

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#112 2023-09-09 12:35:45

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Re: NSS Houston Chapter Events

The NSS North Houston meeting will begin at the top of the hour...

the NSS North Houston chapter will hold it's monthly meeting.  It is open to NewMars members via Zoom as usual.

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 Barbara Bush Library (6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379) or join us online Via ZOOM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216600533


The meeting will be on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 2PM (US Central Time).

2:00 PM – Opening Remarks -Nathan Price
2:15 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:45 PM – Wally Funk & The Mercury 13 – Christean Kapp
3:40 PM – Socializing
4:00 PM – End of Meeting
Wally Funk & The Mercury 13

Join us in uncovering the incredible story of aviation and space pioneer Wally Funk who was part of the Mercury 13 astronaut program, was denied to fly for NASA, had a fantastic aviation career, and made it into space 60 years later! Find out also which famous Science Fiction hero made female astronauts at NASA a reality.
About our Featured Speaker: Christean Kapp

Christean Kapp studied aerospace engineering at the RWTH University in Aachen, Germany, and the NIT in Trondheim, Norway. He works in turbomachinery and has lived and worked on three continents in the oil and gas and power industries. He has consulted with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy on ESG-related topics. He currently lives in Houston and is a NSS Space Ambassador conducting numerous space presentations.
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
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NssNorthHoustonSpaceSociety/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nss-no … e-society/

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#113 2023-10-09 10:31:52

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The NSS North Houston chapter will not be meeting this month. Instead, members and the public are invited to attend a NASA sponsored event.

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October 14 - Johnson Space Center Open House

The North Houston Space Society will not be meeting in October.  Our normal meeting day coincides with the Johnson Space Center Open House.  We encourage everyone to attend the JSC open house, as this is a rare opportunity to visit the NASA campus.


Learn more about the open house at: https://www.nasa.gov/johnson/open-house/


Here is just a few of the reasons to go:


    Speakers:
    NASA’s Johnson Space Center will host several “Cosmic Conversations” in the Teague Auditorium (building 2S) during Open House. These conversations will touch on the work being done across NASA’s programs in concert with our international and commercial partners – and their impact as we move forward to the Moon and on to Mars. Ranging from personal astronaut stories to the commercialization of space, join us as we hear from leaders across NASA and industry!

    Musical Performances:
    9:30 – 10:15 a.m.  NASA Emerge Employee Resource Group Band (The Mall behind Building 1) What is an Employee Resource Group? At NASA JSC, our employees are our greatest asset. The diverse experiences, backgrounds, and skills that each brings to work every day are what make us competitive and successful.  Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are grassroots groups formed by civil service employees around a characteristic or area of interest. The Emerge ERG is for early career employees.
    11:40 a.m. Clear Creek Independent School District Band (Location: Building 1 Horseshoe – Near Main Stage)
    11:45 a.m. Clear Creek Independent School District Choir (Location: Building 1 Horseshoe – Near Main Stage)

    Scavenger Hunt:
    Take a gander around NASA’s Johnson Space Center! Explore the heart of human space exploration with us by participating in our scavenger hunt. Ready to launch? Use this link to download the Goosechase application to access the NASA Johnson Space Center 2023 Open House and participate in this out-of-this-world experience! First, second, and third place winners will be announced on the main stage in front of building 1 at 2:30 p.m.

    Virtual reality experiences

    Solar eclipse programming (guests will receive free eclipse sunglasses)

    Food trucks

    Gift shops


Exhibits:

    60” Space Launch System model

    To-scale International Space Station astronaut training mockup

    Orion astronaut training mockup

    International Space Station mobile exhibit with Moon rock collected during the Apollo missions

    Lunar and Planetary Institute Inflatable Planetarium AND MORE!

Throughout our various exhibits, learn about:

    Spacesuits

    Extravehicular Activity (spacewalking) Tools

    Aerosciences

    Flight Mechanics

    Guidance, Navigation, and Control

    Power

    Propulsion

    Robotics

    Rovers

    Structural Assessments

    Materials and Properties

    Avionics

    Communication

    Architecture Studies

    Dust Mitigation

    Parachutes

    Geographic Information Systems

    Gateway

    Joining HERA on Mars

    Collins Aerospace and their work for NASA

    Astromaterials Science

    The Boeing Company and their work for NASA

    Sierra Space and their work for NASA

    Leidos and their work for NASA

    Space Radiation Analysis Group

    Safety and Mission Assurance

    Extravehicular Activity and Human Surface Mobility Program

    KBR and their work for NASA

    Human Research Program Communications

    NASA Internships

    JSC Sustainability & JEVEC (JSC Electric Vehicle {EV} Enthusiasts Club*

    Commercial Crew Program – Launch America

    Medical Kits

    Space Food

    Holoportation

    Human Research Program

    Lighting and Human Factors

    Anthropometry and Biomechanics Facility

    Fluid Shifts during Spaceflight/Cardiovascular and Vision Lab

    Assessments of Physiology and Cognition in Hybrid-reality Environments (APACHE)

    Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog (CHAPEA)

    Vestibular Health Eye-tracking Goggles/Neuroscience Lab

    Lunar landing simulations/Neuroscience Lab

    Visual distortion lenses/Neuroscience Lab



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#114 2023-11-06 22:09:11

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NSS North Houston is back on schedule ...

This will be a hybrid meeting. Come in person at Barbara Bush Library (6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379) or join us online Via ZOOM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216600533

The meeting will be on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 2PM (US Central Time).

2:00 PM – Opening Remarks
2:15 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:45 PM – Keep Space Exciting!! – Nathan Price
3:40 PM – Socializing
4:00 PM – End of Meeting

Times are Houston ... One hour less than Eastern in the US....

To join by Zoom, just open the northhoustonspace.org web site and click on the meeting link.

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#115 2023-11-11 07:30:22

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Re: NSS Houston Chapter Events

With the time change, it will be 6 hours later or 8 PM UTC when the meeting starts in Houston.

That should be (hopefully) a convenient time for our European members to tune in via Zoom, if anyone is interested.

tahanson43206 wrote:

NSS North Houston is back on schedule ...

This will be a hybrid meeting. Come in person at Barbara Bush Library (6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379) or join us online Via ZOOM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216600533

The meeting will be on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 2PM (US Central Time).

2:00 PM – Opening Remarks
2:15 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:45 PM – Keep Space Exciting!! – Nathan Price
3:40 PM – Socializing
4:00 PM – End of Meeting

Times are Houston ... One hour less than Eastern in the US....

To join by Zoom, just open the northhoustonspace.org web site and click on the meeting link.

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#116 2023-12-02 11:26:12

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The next meeting of NSS North Houston is the Saturday after this one...

Air traffic control with Space interaction is the focus of the featured speaker.

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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 Barbara Bush Library (6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379) or join us online Via ZOOM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216600533


The meeting will be on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 2PM (US Central Time).


2:00 PM – Opening Remarks
2:15 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:45 PM – How Air Traffic Control Operations are Affected by Space Travel – Holly Cron & Jesse Strickland
3:40 PM – Socializing
4:00 PM – End of Meeting


How Air Traffic Control Operations are Affected by Space Travel – Holly Cron & Jesse Strickland

Brief overview of normal air traffic operations. Followed by a discussion of how high velocity, vertical travel (rockets!) affect those operations.


Holly Cron

    Houston ARTCC Air Traffic Controller since 2012

    NATCA Pilot Outreach Liaison

    FAAST Service Provider

    Commercial and Instrument pilot since 2006


Jesse Strickland

    Houston ARTCC Air Traffic Controller

    Instrument pilot


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
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NssNorthHoustonSpaceSociety/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nss-no … e-society/

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#117 2023-12-05 07:19:57

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For All.... Dr. Greg Stanley will be giving his monthly report on space activities since the last meeting of the North Houston NSS chapter.

It is highly likely he will attempt to provide the best information available on the recent Starship test.

The meeting is scheduled for this coming Saturday afternoon at 2 PM Eastern time, 3 PM New Hampshire time.

See Post #116 for the Zoom link.

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#118 2023-12-07 18:09:24

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The president of the North Houston chapter of NSS was selected to take part in an ISS controller training program.  I just received an email update on his progress:

I followed up with Nathan by text message yesterday.  He sat on console and sent his first set of commands to the ISS.  They were test firing a thruster for a return mission and he had to rotate solar panels away from the plume and redirect some things to cope with suboptimal power production due to panels being at inefficient angle.

This coming Saturday's Zoom broadcast of the NSS meeting will be an opportunity for NewMars members to hear from Mr. Price directly, and even to offer a question via the Zoom Chat, if there is interest.

The meeting will start at the usual time of 2 PM Houston, 3 PM New Hampshire and early evening in Europe.

This meeting ** should ** be convenient for our European members.

See post #1 of this topic for the link, or just visit northhoustonspace.org.

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#119 2023-12-09 08:30:35

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Re: NSS Houston Chapter Events

Today is the day!  NewMars has the opportunity to attend the event online.  No camera or microphone are necessary.

The Zoom feed works for computer or smart phone.

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tahanson43206 wrote:

The next meeting of NSS North Houston is the Saturday after this one...

Air traffic control with Space interaction is the focus of the featured speaker.

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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 Barbara Bush Library (6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379) or join us online Via ZOOM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216600533


The meeting will be on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 2PM (US Central Time).


2:00 PM – Opening Remarks
2:15 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:45 PM – How Air Traffic Control Operations are Affected by Space Travel – Holly Cron & Jesse Strickland
3:40 PM – Socializing
4:00 PM – End of Meeting


How Air Traffic Control Operations are Affected by Space Travel – Holly Cron & Jesse Strickland

Brief overview of normal air traffic operations. Followed by a discussion of how high velocity, vertical travel (rockets!) affect those operations.


Holly Cron

    Houston ARTCC Air Traffic Controller since 2012

    NATCA Pilot Outreach Liaison

    FAAST Service Provider

    Commercial and Instrument pilot since 2006


Jesse Strickland

    Houston ARTCC Air Traffic Controller

    Instrument pilot


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
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NssNorthHoustonSpaceSociety/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nss-no … e-society/

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#120 2023-12-09 12:13:11

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Meeting TODAY (12/9) at 2PM at Barbara Bush Library


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 Barbara Bush Library (6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379) or join us online Via ZOOM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216600533

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#121 2023-12-27 12:42:40

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January meeting ....

Participation by NewMars has been in the onesy/twosy level ... perhaps ** this ** topic will increase participation all the way to three.

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Building Axiom Station – Megan Yang from Axiom Space @ Barbara Bush Library on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 2PM
[Note: This is the 3rd Saturday in January. Because of library holiday schedule, we moved the meeting]


The meeting will be on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 2PM (US Central Time).

2:00 PM – Opening Remarks
2:15 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:45 PM – Featured Speaker: Building Axiom Station – Megan Yang – Axiom Space
3:40 PM – Socializing
4:00 PM – End of Meeting

About Our Featured Presentation: Building Axiom Station
About the Meeting

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#122 2023-12-27 12:45:14

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About Our Featured Speaker: Megan Yang

Megan Yang’s family immigrated to the US from Taiwan in 1999.

Most of the text had to be removed .... to see the original text, just pull up northhoustonspace.org

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Reminder of upcoming NSS Houston meeting on January 20th:

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Dear Members of the North Houston Space Society,


We are excited to invite you to our upcoming Monthly NSS meeting, where we will delve into the future of space exploration. In the wake of the International Space Station's planned deorbit in 2030, what comes next for NASA and humanity's presence in space? The answer lies in the development of commercial space stations, and one company at the forefront of this endeavor is Axiom Space.
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Nathan Price
President
North Houston Space Society
nathan.price@NorthHoustonSpace.org

832-620-6385 (prefer text)
North Houston Space Society

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#124 2024-01-19 16:10:42

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Reminder:

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Building Axiom Space Station



Join us for our Monthly NSS North Houston Space Society (http://NorthHoustonSpace.org) meeting.


This will be a hybrid meeting. Come in person at Barbara Bush Library (6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379) or join us online Via ZOOM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216600533

The meeting will be on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 2PM (US Central Time).


2:00 PM – Opening Remarks
2:15 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:45 PM – Featured Speaker: Building Axiom Station – Megan Yang – Axiom Space
3:40 PM – Socializing
4:00 PM – End of Meeting

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#125 2024-01-22 14:02:28

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Re: NSS Houston Chapter Events

The chapter main speaker event is up on YouTube ...

The talk was about Axiom space

https://www.northhoustonspace.org/

Click on the link above and the YouTube link is available at the top of the page.

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