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Virtual Educator in Space Science Topics

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Volunteers contribute original lessons on space related topics into the SpacEdge Academy, spacedge.academy, the online NSS repository for educational lessons, activities and resources that is free for students and teachers and educators in traditional and non-traditional settings.

The contributions that are in the Academy were designed by classroom teachers who enjoyed building a lesson or activity that was unique, timely, and captivating. We know you know just how to do this. Want you join us in opening the windows of opportunity and igniting the fire of learning and science ?

K-12 + University lessons, activities and resources are needed to continue to populate spacedge.academy . Spacedge.academy is a STEAM repository (Science, Engineering, the Arts and Math) with lessons that have an association with space related topics. It organizes age categories into the subcategories: Exploring Space, Developing Space, Settling Space, and Other Edges of Space (Defending Earth, Citizen Science, etc).

Please visit spacedge.academy. You can peruse as a visitor or register, which allows more flexibility in the website. The Academy vets applicants for registration for child safety. Confirmation for registration is issued within 48 hours after submitting your application.

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Mission Statement

The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent, nonpartisan, educational, grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. For more details on what NSS stands for, visit our Statement of Philosophy Web page or download a PDF version. NSS Vision: "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." NSS Mission: "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." NSS Rationale - Why Our Mission is Important: Survival, Growth, Prosperity, and Curiosity NSS Principles - What Does NSS Stand For? NSS Beliefs - What Does NSS Support?


For U.S. tax purposes, NSS is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) educational, non-profit corporation. All donations to NSS are fully tax deductible (as allowed by your local laws).

NSS’ grassroots political activities are governed by the 501(h) election, which permits a limited amount of activity aimed at influencing U.S. legislation.


NSS was originally founded as the National Space Institute in 1974 (based on the leadership of Wernher Von Braun) and the L5 Society in 1975 (based on the ideas of Princeton physicist Gerard K. O’Neill). The two organizations merged to form NSS in 1987.

Widely acknowledged as the preeminent citizen’s voice on space, NSS has chapters in the United States and around the world. The society also publishes Ad Astra magazine, an award-winning periodical chronicling the most important developments in space, and organizes the annual International Space Development Conference (ISDC).

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Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Visual Arts
  • Astronomy
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • STEM


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Open - Lessons use the Moodle-Google Platform so some training needed. Lesson time upload is dependent on the sophistication of the lesson/activity/resource.
  • Creativity, subject matter knowledge, enthusiasm for globally offering science and space education to students and teachers with no financial barriers.

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