Chicago Society for Space Studies
Promoting Space Exploration For All of Us
Chicago Society for Space Studies is the largest space advocacy organization in Illinois and one of the oldest in the nation.
To serve as a space education resource for the general public.
To provide input to elected officials on matters of U.S. space policy and to support policies viewed as having a posItive impact on space development.
To serve as a regional center of excellence in delivering space-related educational programming to schools, museums, and other civic organizations.
To host and/or sponsor public events and speakers that provide valuable space-related educational programs to the community.
We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It
Those of us who have volunteered to organize, lead, conduct public outreach, and develop educational presentations are working to shape our future in space. It is our conviction that a dynamic program of space development is a key component of humanity’s ability to continue to improve our overall quality of life and standard of living. We hope that you too share our passion and that you will join us in our efforts to shape the future.
What’s New and Recent Activities
The annual CSSS Space Year in Review program features CSSS Vice President Larry Boyle giving his 2023 Space Year in Review presentation, this year as a webinar. Larry’s presentation has been an annual CSSS event for 40+ years.
Porter’s Five Forces Model is a framework for characterizing the business environment of a particular market or industry. This essay is an expansion on the Porter’s Five Forces section of the presentation Evaluating the Market for Commercial Space Stations presented at the 2023 International Space Development Conference.
Dylan Taylor, CEO of Voyager Space, delivered his keynote presentation The Future of the NewSpace Industry: Enablers and Impediments at the 2023 International Space Development Conference and made seven predictions about the near term future of the space industry.
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