SpacEdge Academy Coordinator for Centers for Excellence
NATIONAL SPACE SOCIETY
Function: Coordinates, curates, and manages contributions/updates for the Centers For Excellence.
The Centers For Excellence are dynamic gateway portals geared towards young professionals at the university level and beyond. They are separated into diverse stand-alone centers that have their own goals and support provided through collaboration with industry and/or universities.
The purpose of the Centers For Excellence is to drive cutting-edge research in important emerging NewSpace commercial fields supported by the NSS. They also provide a forum for space settlement development, usage, and the challenges to live, work and support space-faring people and those on Earth.
Some Centers manage competitions for university students and/or young professionals allowing for unique exposure to NewSpace industries.
The Spacedge Centers for Excellence can be found at spacedge.academy
About NATIONAL SPACE SOCIETY
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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).