Saturday, January 9, 2021 – Monthly Meeting – 2 PM US Central – ONLINE – Featured Speaker: Gary Stephenson – Space suits and Space walks

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

The meeting will be on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 2PM (CDT) ONLINE Via ZOOM:

Tentative Agenda:
2:00 PM – Opening Remarks – Nathan Price
2:10 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:30 PM – ISS EVA Operations & the EMU – Gary V. Stephenson
3:30 PM – Q&A
3:45 PM -Share your personal space experiences since the last meeting. Rocket Launches, Other Meetings, Research, etc.
4:00 PM – End of Meeting

Space Walks and Space Suits (ISS EVA Operations & the EMU) – Gary V. Stephenson

Gary Stephenson knows space suits. He was the United Technologies / Collins EVA engineer of record for dozens of spacewalks between May 2015 and May 2019. He knows the systems that keep astronauts safe and make spacewalks possible. In this talk, he will give an overview of the space suit technology, how astronauts get into and out of the space station, and talk about the technology that will let people walk on the moon.

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.


North Houston Space Society – General Business Meeting and Elections – Monday, Dec. 21 at 2PM

The North Houston Space Society will be holding a General Business Meeting with the Election of a board of directors and officers on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 2PM. This meeting is opened to the public and anyone is welcome to attend. It will be held virtually via ZOOM. To ensure that the meeting is not disrupted, the ZOOM link information will be distributed via email. Please email if you are interested in attending.

Business to be discussed and acted on:
1) Review of the NSS Vision, Mission, Rationale, Principles, Beliefs
And the visions for the North Houston Space Society
2) Election of the 2021 Board of Director and Officers.
If you are interested in a position please complete this form.
Current nominations:
a) President/Director:
Nathan Price

Nathan Price works in the software industry but has had a life-long passion for space exploration and development. In 2017, he thought it would be good to start a local chapter of the National Space Society. The chapter began meeting monthly at his home in January 2018, and moved to the Barbara Bush Library in 2019 and then in March 2020 meetings had to move online. He is also involved in other space related projects such as his personal project Countdown to the Moon that will capture a wide variety of views of our return to the moon and our future in space through daily interviews, and he is a Space Hero Insider which will be a global, reality show contest to send an extraordinary, non-astronaut citizen to the International Space Society (ISS) for 10 days. Space exploration and development will benefit humanity, and the North Houston Space Society will work to spread this vision and connected to the daily lives of our community.

b) VP/Director:
Greg Stanley

Dr. Greg Stanley, mostly retired,  creates, develops, and manages innovative technology, especially based on artificial intelligence. Greg has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University. He has published over 25 peer-reviewed technical papers.  He worked at Exxon in technical and management roles in process control, engineering, IT, artificial intelligence, and dynamic simulation. He built software products and managed product development as a VP at Gensym, the leading provider of real-time expert systems, where he also consulted on projects for the Iridium satellite communications network, AT&T internet service, Intelsat, Biosphere 2, a Japanese nuclear industry/government consortium, and BMC.  He worked as a VP of software development and QA at Meridium.  As an independent consultant, he helped product design at SAT and SmartSignal.  His role as a VP at Integration Objects supported their product design as well as projects for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Saudi Aramco, and a joint project with Honeywell for an LNG plant in Angola.  Technical specialties include artificial intelligence, fault diagnosis, process control, dynamic simulation, chemical engineering, network management, and estimation theory such as data reconciliation and Kalman filtering, as well as product architecture and software development to implement these applications. 

c) Secretary/Director:
Mahsa Esfand

Mahsa Moghimi Esfandabadi is designing habitats and greenhouses for Mars, Moon, and the zero-gravity through consultations with several companies.  She has over ten years experience working as a professional architect, project manager, and assistant professor.  She has studied the past, present, and future of architecture at the graduate level: M.A. in The Middle Eastern-Iranian Architecture Studies, M.S. Architectural Engineering, and M.S. Aerospace Architecture. She is the first Middle Eastern graduate of the AeroSpace Architecture program at the University of Houston, and the first person from the Middle East to serve on the Space Architecture Technical Committee (SATC). 
d) Treasure/Director:
Keith Dauzat

Keith Dauzat serves as the treasurer of the Clear Lake Space Society and for his local MUD. He has been involved in the North Houston Space Society since its first meeting in January 2018. He has professional training in accounting.
e) 3 non/officer Director Positions:
Dr. Heather Domjan

Dr. Heather Domjan has a long history of promoting STEM in the Houston area. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction (CUIN) of the University of Houston (UH). She is also the Executive Director of the  Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH). In this role she engages over 800 volunteers and oversee all committees.  Other responsibilities will include: conducting marketing and fundraising events, furthering program development and accounting management, and hosting and attending public relation events.  Domjan will also cultivate long-term strategic partnerships to increase the organization’s effectiveness within the community.

C. Stuart Hardwick

C Stuart Hardwick is a winner of the prestigious Writers of the Future contest and the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award. His work regularly appears in Analog Science Fiction & Fact, as well as Galaxy’s Edge, and Mental Floss, among others. A southerner from South Dakota, Stuart grew up creating radio dramas and animated shorts before moving on to robots and ill-conceived flying machines. He’s worked with the creators of the video game Doom, married an aquanaut, and trained his dog to pull a sled.

Stuart studied writing at U.C. Berkeley, lives in Houston, and has been known to wear a cape. For more information and a free signed e-sampler, visit

awaiting additional nominations
3) Review of the 2020 Report to NSS
4) Review monthly meeting dates – suggestions on speakers
5) Determine time of next General Business Meeting

If there is additional items that should be placed on the agenda, please email