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National Space Society

ORGANIZATION

"The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent, educational, grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. Founded as the National Space Institute (1974) and L5 Society (1975), which merged to form NSS in 1987, NSS is widely acknowledged as the preeminent citizen's voice on space. NSS counts thousands of members and over 50 chapters in the United States and around the world."

Official Website:
http://www.nss.org/

Location:
Washington, DC

Founding Date:
1987

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Buzz Aldrin
Astronaut
20-Jan-1930   Second man on the Moon
Norman Augustine
Business
27-Jul-1935   CEO of Martin Marietta, 1996-97
Majel Barrett
Actor
23-Feb-1932 18-Dec-2008 Widow of Gene Roddenberry
Lance Bass
Singer
4-May-1979   *NSYNC, the Quiet One
Frank Borman
Astronaut
14-Mar-1928   First to circumnavigate moon
Ben Bova
Author
28-Nov-1932   Science fiction writer
Bruce Boxleitner
Actor
12-May-1950   Babylon 5
Arthur C. Clarke
Novelist
16-Dec-1917 19-Mar-2008 2001: A Space Odyssey
Michael Collins
Astronaut
31-Oct-1930   Apollo 11 command module pilot
Tom Cruise
Actor
3-Jul-1962   Flamboyant Scientologist
Michael DeBakey
Doctor
7-Sep-1908 11-Jul-2008 Father of cardiovascular surgery
Hugh Downs
Journalist
14-Feb-1921   20/20
K. Eric Drexler
Scientist
25-Apr-1955   Nanotechnology primer Engines of Creation
Freeman Dyson
Physicist
15-Dec-1923   Theoretical physicist at Institute for Advanced Study
Don Fuqua
Politician
20-Aug-1933   Congressman from Florida, 1963-87
Newt Gingrich
Politician
17-Jun-1943   Speaker of the House, 1995-99
John Glenn
Astronaut
18-Jul-1921   First American to orbit earth
Slade Gorton
Politician
8-Jan-1928   US Senator from Washington, 1981-2001
Tom Hanks
Actor
9-Jul-1956   Forrest Gump
Bob Hope
Comic
29-May-1903 27-Jul-2003 Centenarian comic
Robert Jastrow
Astronomer
7-Sep-1925 8-Feb-2008 Red Giants and White Dwarfs
Jim Lovell
Astronaut
25-Mar-1928   Apollo 13
Marvin Minsky
Scientist
9-Aug-1927   Father of Artificial Intelligence
Nichelle Nichols
Actor
28-Dec-1932   Lt. Uhura on Star Trek
Glenn Reynolds
Blogger
1960   Instapundit
Jack Schmitt
Astronaut
3-Jul-1935   12th Man on the Moon
James Van Allen
Astronomer
7-Sep-1914 9-Aug-2006 Discovered the Van Allen Belt
Robert Zubrin
Engineer
c. 1952   Mars Direct


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