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.
The Challenge of Commercial Space Stations
The March 2023 Chicago Society for Space Studies meeting will be the presentation The Challenge of Commercial Space Stations which looks at the business and market environment, as well as related factors, that will impact the sustainability of commercial space stations.
What’s New and Recent Activities
Challenges of Building a Starship in the 21st century Part 4 Finalizing the Starship
Introduction My goal was to see what a starship would look like if designed and built this century. In prior articles we developed broad outlines of what this ship will look like. Because of the 4000+ year voyage time a relatively large a crewed vessel would be put on...
Challenges of Building a Starship in the 21st century Part 3 Packet Resupply
Introduction My goal in my online book at https://www.allthingsspace.info and this series of articles was to see what a starship would look like if designed and built this century. This meant I would only use current or those technologies that with a decade or two of...
A Profile of Space Shuttle Payload Specialist Byron Lichtenberg
Image: Payload Specialist Byron Lichtenberg working in the Spacelab on the Space Shuttle STS-009 mission in 1983 [This interview focused on Byron Lichtenberg's involvement with the National Space Society and originally appeared in the February-March 1995 (v07n01)...
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