Saturday, July 11, 2020 – Monthly Meeting – 2 PM – ONLINE – Featured Speaker: Yumna Majeed –

Join us for our Monthly NSS North Houston Space Society ( meeting. Come join 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.

The meeting will be on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 2PM (CDT) ONLINE Via ZOOM:

2:00 PM – Opening Remarks – Nathan Price
2:10 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:30 PM – Yumna Majeed
3:15 PM – Q&A
3:30 PM – Share your personal space experiences since the last meeting. Rocket Launches, Other Meetings, Research, etc.
4:00 PM – End of Meeting

Featured Speaker: Yumna Majeed
Exploration – Shades of Cosmos

Yumna Majeed

About the Speaker:
Yumna Majeed is undergrad student of Medical Lab Technology at Allama Iqbal Medical College. She is an aspiring astronaut and has been working to promote astronomy and space technology in Pakistan since 2016. She has founded *Exploration* which is a space education social enterprise. Yumna believes every kid should get answers to their space imaginations which they usually don’t get in their classrooms. For that purpose, she is working in affiliation with various international space organisations and she has recently presented her work to space education department of JAXA, Japan.

MIT Technology Review: ‘As a school kid I was told space has no scope in Pakistan. So I decided to create it’: Yumna Majeed

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.

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Summary of Saturday, June 6, 2020 – Monthly Meeting – Featured Speaker: Charles Phillips – Tracking Satellites

We are at an inflection point. We can branch out into the rest of the solar system and ensure that humanity continues or we can stay on earth indefinitely ensuring humanity’s eventual end. We have tamed the horse, harnessed the wind. Steam and gasoline have been employed to do more physical labor than would be possible with muscle. We have taken flight in the air in planes carrying 1 person aloft for seconds. Now we fly around the world and think nothing of it. And we have 90% reusable rockets that can take people to orbit.

What is the next big leap in transportation? It is the SpaceX StarShip

When we have starships routinely traveling to orbit, to the moon, to Mars it will enable industry and opportunity that is completely unimaginable now. The Starship is actually being built. In Boca Chica, TX there are shifts of people working 24×7 making it a reality. And once it does, the images below will just hint of the true extent of our development.

Greg Stanley gave an update on recent space news.

Mark Guillette (NASA/JPL Ambassador) will be hosting more of his YouTube Live videos related to NASA. He currently has scheduled the following – 

What’s Up at NASA?
Thursday, June 25th from 2-3pm Central time
Is There Life Beyond Earth?
Tuesday, July 28th from 6:30-7:30pm Central time

They are available at those times on his YouTube channel – and here is a link to his bio page –

Nathan & Christopher Price drove to Florida to see the Launch last Wednesday. It was a 15 hour drive from Houston. And there were many, many people there to see the flight.

The flight ended up getting scrubbed because of weather.

But the next day, the Kennedy Space Center visitor center partially reopened. Immediately outside the center, there are several massive building for Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ space company.

Christopher and Nathan were able to see the Atlantis Space Shuttle.

While Nathan and Christopher had to return. David Geraldo was able to stay and see the launch on Saturday.

David also saw the Starlink launch this past wednesday.

As well as the boats that were tasked to get the faring halves.