Next Meeting Saturday, October 5, 2019, 2 PM – Space Architecture with Anastasia Prosina

Join us at Barbara Bush Library Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 2PM.

Monthly NSS North Houston Space Society ( meeting. Come learn about Space Architecture, the NASA High School Aerospace Scholar’s program, and what it is like to experience weightlessness. Hear about the latest news in space and discuss with other interested people.

Featured Speaker: Anastasia Prosina
Master student of Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture, University of Houston, will give a talk on why space architecture is a critical point in any space mission. She will cover projects she has been involved in, in particular, a Mars Analog Habitat commissioned by Mars Society.

Also speaking: Mallesh Maharana
As the winner of the 2018 Space Vacation Contest, he was able to experience weightlessness on a ZERO-G flight. (Scott Kelly also was on that flight)

Notice for all High School Juniors. NASA High School Aerospace Scholar’s program – Applications due October 23, 2019 More info at:

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, commercial space development, space exploration, space applications, space resource utilization, robotic precursors, defense against asteroids, relevant science, and space settlement oriented education.


Summary of September 7, 2019 Meeting Featured Speaker: Carl Carruthers, Jr. – Chief Scientist, Nanoracks LLC

The meeting started with chapter president, Nathan Price giving an overview of NSS and some recent space events.

What is our future? If we were to come back in 100 years, 500 years, or even a thousand years, how far would we have gone.

Would our future be only limited to the earth?

Or would humanity have started making use of the limitless resources and possibilities of space? Our future can be earth plus all of this:

and More!!

How do we make that happen? First thing is we need to dream about it, research it, educate and excite each other about the possibilities. And that is the goal of the National Space Society (NSS).

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.” (If that is something that you share, join us!)

SpaceX did there first 150m flight of a Raptor engine

This engine will power the Starship which will be the most powerful rocket ever built. But it will be the cheapest per launch because it will be 100% reusable. SpaceX is working on a full scale version that will be tested in 2020.

Then we had our guest speaker, Carl Carruthers, Jr. Ph.D., the chief scientist from Nanoracks come and speak.

He shared a little about his career.

And he talked about the work that Nanoracks does to assist researchers and companies to get experiments into space and to get the data back.

We gave Dr. Carruthers an Ecosphere to show our appreciation for him making the drive to North Houston to share the work that he has been doing.

We also had a chance to recognize Doug Hall for his support of the June meeting:

And several people walked away with some door prizes.