Saturday, February 12, 2022 – Monthly Meeting

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 Spring Creek Barbeque (21746 Tomball Pkwy, Houston, TX 77070) or join us online Via ZOOM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216600533

The meeting will be on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 2PM (US Central Time).

For those that come in person, food is not provided nor is a purchase required. However, feel free to purchase food and eat during the meeting (or before or after). Also, we highly recommend that you only attend if you are vaccinated. Masks are encouraged but not required.

Agenda:

2:00 PM – Opening Remarks – Nathan Price
2:10 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:40 PM – Andrea Leinfelder – Space Reporter for the Houston Chronicle
3:45 PM – Socializing
4:00 PM – End of Meeting

Andrea Leinfelder

Andrea Leinfelder is the space reporter for the Houston Chronicle. 

Andrea writes about NASA and the commercial space sector, where her coverage spans human spaceflight, robotic exploration and operations in low-Earth orbit. For six months of the year, she keeps an eye on the Atlantic hurricane season. Andrea graduated from the University of Florida in 2012 and has lived in Houston since 2014. She enjoys traveling, eating her way across Houston and walking her dog Lizzy.

Some of the topics she will touch on include:

  1. Starship update – Andrea was at Starbase on Thursday covering Elon’s update in person.
  2. Her career and the path to becoming a space journalist
  3. Some of her favorite space stories
  4. Anticipated space events happening in the near future
  5. How journalism has changed from the first moon landing in 1969 compared to now.

Connect with Andrea at:

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/author/andrea-leinfelder/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AndreaCLeinfelder/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrealeinfelder/

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
MeetUp: https://www.meetup.com/Future-North-Houston-National-Space-Society-Chapter/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NssNorthHoustonSpaceSociety/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nss-north-houston-space-society/

Saturday, January 8, 2022 – Monthly Meeting – Let’s Talk Orion

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 Spring Creek Barbeque (21746 Tomball Pkwy, Houston, TX 77070) or join us online Via ZOOM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216600533

The meeting will be on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 2PM (US Central Time).

For those that come in person, food is not provided nor is a purchase required. However, feel free to purchase food and eat during the meeting (or before or after). Also, we highly recommend that you only attend if you are vaccinated. Masks are encouraged but not required.

Agenda:

2:00 PM – Opening Remarks
2:10 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:40 PM – Orion Q&A with Jeff Perkins – Systems Engineer Principle at Lockheed Martin
3:45 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
MeetUp: https://www.meetup.com/Future-North-Houston-National-Space-Society-Chapter/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NssNorthHoustonSpaceSociety/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nss-north-houston-space-society/

Saturday, December 11, 2021 – Monthly Meeting

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 Spring Creek Barbeque (21746 Tomball Pkwy, Houston, TX 77070) or join us online Via ZOOM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216600533

The meeting will be on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 2PM (US Central Time).

For those that come in person, food is not provided nor is a purchase required. However, feel free to purchase food and eat during the meeting (or before or after). Also, we highly recommend that you only attend if you are vaccinated. Masks are encouraged but not required.

Agenda:

2:00 PM – Opening Remarks
2:10 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:40 PM – James Webb Telescope – Doug Hall
3:15 PM – Q&A
3:30 PM – Officer and Board Elections
3:45 PM – Socializing
4:00 PM – End of Meeting

November 6, 2021 – Going Interstellar – Summary

Glad you were able to join us for the November 6th North Houston Space society meeting. We had quite a turn out both in person and online.

The zoom meeting was recorded.

Agenda:

2:00 PM – Opening Remarks
2:10 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:30 PM – Going Interstellar – What I Learned at the 7th Interstellar Symposium – Nathan Price
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

Here are the presentations:

Hope you can join us for our next meeting. Checkout http://NorthHoustonSpace.org for details

Saturday, November 6, 2021 – Monthly Meeting – Going Interstellar

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 is our first hybrid meeting. Come in person at Spring Creek Barbeque (21746 Tomball Pkwy, Houston, TX 77070) or join us online Via ZOOM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216600533

The meeting will be on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 2PM (US Central Time).

For those that come in person, food is not provided nor is a purchase required. However, feel free to purchase food and eat during the meeting (or before or after). Also, we highly recommend that you only attend if you are vaccinated. Masks are encouraged but not required.

Agenda:

2:00 PM – Opening Remarks
2:10 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:30 PM – Going Interstellar – What I Learned at the 7th Interstellar Symposium – Nathan Price
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

Summary: Saturday, October 2, 2021 – Monthly Meeting – Featured Speaker: Ellena Hyeji Joo – Into the Unknown: Human Exploration in the True Space Age

Saturday, October 2, 2021 – Monthly Meeting – Featured Speaker: Ellena Hyeji Joo – Into the Unknown: Human Exploration in the True Space Age

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 is our first hybrid meeting. Come in person at Spring Creek Barbeque (21746 Tomball Pkwy, Houston, TX 77070) or join us online Via ZOOM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216600533

The meeting will be on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 2PM (US Central Time).

For those that come in person, food is not provided nor is a purchase required. However, feel free to purchase food and eat during the meeting (or before or after). Also, we highly recommend that you only attend if you are vaccinated. Masks are encouraged but not required.

Agenda:

2:00 PM – Opening Remarks – Nathan Price
2:10 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:30 PM – Into the Unknown: Human Exploration in the True Space Age – Ellena Hyeji Joo
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

Human Exploration in the True Space Age

Author Ellena Hyeji Joo will discuss what we all speculate about when it comes to space: Aliens. What are aliens? Where are the aliens? And who are the aliens? Our hunt for alien life in space is bigger than human life—space is human species’ greatest unknown, the final “frontier.” However, are we asking the right questions as we rush to this hunt? Into the Unknown: Human Exploration in the True Space Age illuminates the urgent need to widen our perspectives and grow an awareness of humankind’s space exploration. Ellena encourages anyone curious about space to engage with it as a thought-platform to exercise our humanity and, in particular, our abilities to empathize, imagine, and hope. In her talk, she will discuss human exploration in space and its intersection with international politics, human curiosity, and prejudice.

About The Speaker: Ellena Hyeji Joo

Ellena Hyeji Joo came to the US from Vietnam by herself at the age of fourteen. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service in international politics with a concentration in foreign policy from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. She’s the founder of Femme Reads, an international feminism and activism centered book club with members across the globe. Having grown up in four different countries and fluent in five languages, Ellena is passionate about answering bigger, deeper questions whose answers may be key to protecting our future and values on Earth, and evolving our humanity to stay focused on what really matters. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her brother, family, and friends.

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
MeetUp: https://www.meetup.com/Future-North-Houston-National-Space-Society-Chapter/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NssNorthHoustonSpaceSociety/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nss-north-houston-space-society/

Summary of September 4, 2021 – Monthly Meeting – Featured Speaker: Dr. Amelia Greig – Ablative Arc Mining for In-Situ Resource Utilization

Upcoming Events

Inspiration4

 September 21-23, 2021 – NASA INNOVATIVE ADVANCED CONCEPTS (NIAC) – 2021 Symposium – Online – Free streaming – https://www.nasa.gov/content/niac-symposium

Rice Space Institute

  • Friday September 17, 2021: Professor Patricia Reiff, Rice University” -Space@Rice: a personal history of space research at Rice”
  • Thursday October 21, 2021: Professor Kris Lehnhardt, MD Baylor College of Medicine “Please state the nature of the medical emergency: preparing for medicine on Mars”
  • Thursday November 11: Stephen Altemus, CEO Intuitive Machines – “How to Land on the Moon in 30 Months for Less than $100M“

September 24-27, 2021 – 7th Interstellar Symposium – Hybrid – Tucson, AZ and Online – https://Irg.space

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 2-4PM (Hybrid) – Featured Speaker: Ellena Hyeji Joo – “Into the Unknown” -Human Exploration in the True Space Age http://NorthHoustonSpace.org

October 16, 2021 – Observe the Moon – https://moon.nasa.gov/observe-the-moon-night/

October 4 – 10: World Space Week – https://www.worldspaceweek.org/