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.

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-north-houston-space-society/

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

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-north-houston-space-society/

Mars Base, Hawaii: Inside the Bubble at HI-SEAS – Brian Ramos @ Barbara Bush Library on Saturday, June 10, 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, June 10, 2023 at 2PM (US Central Time).

2:00 PM – Opening Remarks – Nathan Price
2:05 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:45 PM – Brian Ramos – “Mars Base, Hawaii: Inside the Bubble at HI-SEAS”
3:40 PM – Socializing
4:00 PM – End of Meeting

Mars Base, Hawaii: Inside the Bubble at HI-SEAS

The path to supporting human life on Mars is filled with challenges and concerns on how individuals will perform psychologically on another planet. In 2017, I and 5 others lived in isolation from the rest of the world with limited communication with the outside world on the largest active volcano in Hawaii. For 8 months, we studied the world around us, but the real goal was for researchers to study us. There were many questions to be answered: What challenges do humans face in living and working with one another in isolation? How does that change over time? What tools and preparation might help? These are all questions researchers asked to help prepare humans for life on Mars. In this talk, you get to hear from the science experiment itself, Brian Ramos, about his experience living in a Martian Analog.

Brian Ramos is a flight controller and astronaut instructor at the Johnson Space Center. He holds a
degree from the International Space University, and is a former analog astronaut of HI-SEAS Mission V.

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-north-houston-space-society/

“Anyone Can Touch the Stars” – Arjumand Alvi – Saturday, May 13, 2023 @ 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

The meeting will be on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 2PM (US Central Time).

2:00 PM – Opening Remarks – Nathan Price
2:05 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:45 PM – Arjumand Alvi – “Anyone Can Touch the Stars”
3:40 PM – Socializing
4:00 PM – End of Meeting

About Our Featured Speaker: Arjumand Alvi

Arjumand Alvi graduated from Colorado School of Mines with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and double minors in International Political Economy and Humanitarian Engineering. She obtained her Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2020, where her research focused on planetary resource classifications and space sustainability for lunar missions. Arjumand has followed her passion for space exploration to the aerospace industry and is currently an Engineer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. Arjumand leads STEAM education and outreach efforts through her platform Anyone Can Touch the Stars, and she placed as a Top 10 finalist in the 2022 Miss International pageant. She is also the founder of the Space City STEAM Camp, and envisions expanding her STEAM platform globally.

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-north-houston-space-society/

Saturday, April 1, 2023 – Monthly North Houston Space Society Meeting – 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

The meeting will be on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 2PM (US Central Time).

2:00 PM – Opening Remarks – Nathan Price
2:05 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:35 PM – “Red Scope, Blue Scope: application of 3D-printing to visual astronomy” – Jonathan Kissner 
2:55 PM – Nerva – Doug Hall
3:40 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
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NssNorthHoustonSpaceSociety/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nss-north-houston-space-society/

Saturday, March 11, 2023 – Monthly North Houston Space Society Meeting – Barbara Bush Library – Nova Spotlight Winners at the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH) & NERVA Update

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, March 11, 2023 at 2PM (US Central Time).

2:00 PM – Opening Remarks – Nathan Price
2:05 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:20 PM – Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH) – Nova Spotlight Awards Overview
2:30 PM – Presentations by Winning Teams
3:00 PM – NERVA Rocket Engine Update (Nuclear Propulsion) – Doug Hall
3:40 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
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NssNorthHoustonSpaceSociety/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nss-north-houston-space-society/

Saturday, February 11, 2023 – Monthly North Houston Space Society Meeting – Barbara Bush Library – From Mission Control to Mars

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, February 11, 2023 at 2PM (US Central Time).

Agenda:

2:00 PM – Opening Remarks – Nathan Price
2:10 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:40 PM – Featured Speaker – Jennifer L. Turner – From Mission Control to Mars
3:40 PM – Socializing
4:00 PM – End of Meeting

From Mission Control to Mars – Jennifer L. Turner

Learn about NASA’s International Space Station Mission Control and how the agency is preparing for human exploration missions to the Moon and beyond to Mars.

Jennifer L. Turner earned her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering from The Ohio State University and became full-time at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in 2015, working with the Human Research Program since 2020.

Previously, she supported International Space Station Mission Control, working day-to-day operations and teaching new flight controllers and astronauts about systems onboard. Her work specialized in the space station data handling and communication systems, including coordination with counterparts at Marshall Space Flight Center on payload support.

She now works with HRP as their Communications Lead and as a Technical Integrator. In these roles, she interfaces with the Public Affairs Office and coordinates HRP’s public appearance and content and is also involved with HRP’s Commercial Low Earth Orbit efforts.

Outside of her technical work, Jennifer has always strived to promote and participate in outreach for minority students pursuing STEM. She has served in several leadership roles within NASA JSC’s Employee Resource Groups.

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-north-houston-space-society/

Saturday, January 7, 2023 – Monthly North Houston Space Society Meeting – 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

The meeting will be on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 2PM (US Central Time). (This is the first Saturday in January. We normally meet on the second Saturday each month, but because of a library closure on the second Saturday in January, we have moved the meeting.)

Agenda:

2:00 PM – Opening Remarks – Nathan Price
2:10 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:40 PM – Featured Speaker – John Diiorio & Vito Manfredi – New Space Ventures for America’s Spaceports
3:40 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
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NssNorthHoustonSpaceSociety/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nss-north-houston-space-society/