*** November Event ***

Space Enthusiasts:

NSS Phoenix is inviting you to join us for a live presentation by the Technical Research & Engineering Company (TREC) at the Earth and Space Expedition Center (formerly known as the Challenger Space Center of Arizona).

Event Title & Type:    Monthly NSS of Phoenix Event for November

Location:                    Earth and Space Expedition Center

                                    17835 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032

                                    Website: https://www.earthandspaceexpeditioncenter.org

Date and Time:          Saturday, November 19, 2022 – 11:00AM (Phoenix, AZ Time – MST)

Topic:                                    

  • State of Education:
    • What needs to change to improve education.
    • How TREC’s ASL system can be a part of that improvement.
  • Demonstration of Voyager with her capabilities.
  • Q&A Session.

Guest Speaker:                     

Rick Gutridge:

  • Owner,TREC – Technical Research & Engineering Company
  • Graduate of the University of Arizona, B.S. Engineering Physics – 1982
  • 35 years of aerospace engineering experience including:  reliability analysis, system level testing, software and simulation development for private, commercial and military aircraft avionics and manned space vehicle systems.
  • In 1999 he became involved with the Challenger Space Center of Arizona (now known as the Earth and Space Expedition Center).
  • Rick’s company TREC developed the Challenger Space Center’s (Earth and Space Expedition Center) “Earth Space Transit Module” – a simulated crew module lifted to orbit inside the Space Shuttle’s cargo bay. The “ESTM” transported students from the briefing room to the space station in support of the Center’s Challenger Missions.
  • TREC’s experience at the Earth and Space Expedition Center provided insights into the need for a mobile simulation platform for STEM education; one that could reach underserved and rural students unable to travel to a STEM Center. Based on this perceived need, TREC developed its Advanced Spaceflight Laboratory and the Corps of Discovery system.
  • Advanced Spaceflight Laboratories are mobile simulators that provide students with a fully immersive futuristic space exploration experience that includes on-board standards compliant experiments and a variety of related classroom activities. ASL systems are capable of supporting STEM-oriented programs for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • Rick is currently working to expand the impact of ASL systems by reaching more students and by developing partnerships with various organizations to support improved STEM education.

Admission:

  • Adult:  $10.00
  • Child:  $8.00
  • Children < 5 y/o:  Free
  • PV Students free w/ ID
  • NSS Phoenix Chapter Members:  Free
  • Admission includes full planetarium show.
  • Admission to be collected at the Earth and Space Expedition Center.

Please RSVP by:

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Contact:

Mario Anzalotti, President

Phoenix Chapter of the National Space Society

Email: tadajr1099@cox.net  

Please provide your name and the number of adults and children attending.

Mario Anzalotti, President
Phoenix Chapter of the National Space Society

Website:  https://nssphoenix.wordpress.com/

Email: tadajr1099@cox.net

*** September Event ***

Dear Space Enthusiasts,

NSS Phoenix is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Event Title & Type:            Monthly NSS of Phoenix Meeting for September

Location:                              Phoenix, Arizona USA

Venue:                                   Virtual Zoom Presentation Event

Date and Time:                   September 17, 2022 – 11:00AM to 1:00PM (Arizona Time)

Topic:                                    Planet X and the Perihelion Gap with Q&A

Speaker:                              

Will Oldroyd:

Will Oldroyd recently graduated with a PhD in Astronomy and Planetary Science from Northern Arizona University. He grew up in Provo, Utah and attended Brigham Young University for his undergraduate studies in Physics and Astronomy with minors in Math, Geology, and Spanish. Will’s main research focuses on searching for a mysterious undiscovered giant planet—called Planet X—hidden in the distant outer solar system. Some of the most exciting parts of this research are using supercomputers to visualize how the planets are connected through gravity and using some of the biggest telescopes on Earth (or off of it) to discover new worlds. Will plans on becoming a professor so he can continue studying the universe and share new discoveries with others. In his spare time, Will enjoys hiking and playing board games with his wife and two kids.

Topic: NSS Phoenix Speaker Meeting (3rd Saturday)

Time: September 17, 2022 10:30 AM (Arizona Time)

Event begins at 11:00AM (Arizona Time). Please note that the Zoom link has a 30 minute buffer for those joining early and for those hanging on late.

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Phoenix Chapter of the National Space Society

How to Watch the Artemis I launch

Artemis I is scheduled to lift off from Launch Pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Monday 29 August, within a two-hour window that opens at 8:33 am EDT.

The launch will be broadcast by NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website, nasa.gov. Coverage will also be available on the agency’s Facebook, Twitch and NASA YouTube channel, as well as in 4k on NASA’s UHD channel.

The launch countdown will begin on Saturday 27 August at 10:23 am EDT.

NASA will also be running a live stream of the launch and will provide audio of the launch control commentator, which can be accessed via cell phone and radio.

If bad launch weather or a minor technical issue triggers a delay on 29 August, NASA has slated alternative launch dates for 2 September and 5 September.

Mario Anzalotti

President
Phoenix Chapter of the National Space Society

Upcoming Mars Society Convention at ASU

25th Annual International Mars Society Convention

“Searching for Life with Heavy Lift” 

October 20-23, 2022

Arizona State University
ASU Memorial Union – Tempe Campus

Register Now More Info & Confirmed Speakers | Hotels | Submit an Abstract | Sponsorship Opportunities

Early Bird Rates End August 31 – Virtual Passes Available Soon

Website: The Mars Society

Mario Anzalotti

President
Phoenix Chapter of the National Space Society

NSS Space Forum

JOIN THE FORUM AUGUST 11 AT 8:00 PM EDT – ACCESS CODE 934773
You are Invited to the National Space Society

Space Forum

Thursday, August 11, 2022 8:00 to 9:15 PM EDT

Direct Fusion Drive for Space Power and Propulsion

with Special Guest
Dr. Christopher Galea
Research Scientist at Princeton Satellite Systems

Zoom Webinar ID: 895 0412 5894
Passcode: 934773
As Research Scientist at Princeton Satellite Systems (PSS), Dr. Galea is responsible for research & development on the Princeton Field-Reversed Configuration (PFRC) and power electronics for fusion reactors, which are projects supported by Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Open Funding Solicitation (OPEN) and ARPA-E Galvanizing Advances in Market-aligned fusion for an Overabundance of Watts (GAMOW) grants, respectively. On the PFRC-2 experiment, he is currently operating and analyzing the x-ray silicon drift detector diagnostic for electron energy distribution measurements. He is also working on developing a plasma-circuit model for capturing key effects of surrounding plasma on the power electronics being developed under GAMOW.

At Princeton University, Dr. Galea conducted his dissertation work on “Coherent Microwave Scattering from Laser-Generated Plasma in External Magnetic Field and Weakly Ionized Plasma Environments”, the thesis of which he completed in July 2021. In his graduate research, he investigated the implementation of a laser- and microwave-based diagnostic technique, Radar REMPI (Resonance-Enhanced Multi-Photon Ionization), in novel environments relevant to plasma propulsion and remote sensing applications. A primary finding in his thesis was the discovery of magnetically induced depolarization of the microwaves when scattering from a small plasma in a magnetic field, which allows one to perform remote local vector magnetic field measurements.
No registration required since this is a HAL5 NSS chapter meeting. This forum is also being held one hour earlier than our normal time. See you there!
JOIN THE FORUM AUGUST 11 AT 8:00 PM EDT – ACCESS CODE 934773

Mario Anzalotti

President
Phoenix Chapter of the National Space Society

2022 Total Lunar Eclipse

Join ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration in viewing the 2022 Total Lunar Eclipse virtually with our partners at Lowell Observatory and Sociedad Chilena de Astronomía!

Starting at 7:00 p.m. PDT on Sunday, May 15, we will be streaming the eclipse using various telescopes. Watch eclipse-themed presentations from members of Marston Theater team and enjoy live views of the eclipse as it approaches totality in the night sky!

Details:

Event provided by ASU

Sunday May 15th 

7 – 9:15 pm PDT

Register here

Image: NASA

Mario Anzalotti

President
Phoenix Chapter of the National Space Society

*** New NSS Logos ***

Everyone,

Below is the link to the NSS Website for the new NSS Logos. The website will also provide a link on the new NSS Logo Usage Guidelines. It is recommended to review these guidelines before using the new NSS Logo.

New NSS Logos on the NSS website https://space.nss.org/nss-logos-and-banners/

There are examples of chapter logos that do not include any usage of either the heritage or current NSS logo. The Phoenix Chapter of the NSS is one of the examples provided in the new NSS Logo Usage Guidelines.

Mario Anzalotti

President
Phoenix Chapter of the National Space Society

*** April Special Event ***

Dear Space Enthusiasts,

NSS Phoenix is inviting you to join in a special presentation about the National Space Society to the Phoenix Astronomical Society.

Event Title & Type:            Phoenix Astronomical Society Event for April

Location:                              Virtual Zoom Presentation Event

Venue:                                   Presentation about the National Space Society, with Q&A

Date and Time:                   Thursday, April 7, 2022 – 7:30PM – 9:30PM (PDT)

Speaker:      

Michael Mackowski:

Michael Mackowski is the current Secretary of the NSS Phoenix Chapter. He is also a Past President of the Chapter.

Topic: Phoenix Astronomical Society (Thursday Open Meeting)

Time:  April 7, 2022 7:30 PM (PDT)

Doors open 7:00PM. Meeting begins 7:30PM with a few brief announcements.

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Mario Anzalotti

President
Phoenix Chapter of the National Space Society

*** March Event ***

Dear Space Enthusiasts,

NSS Phoenix is inviting you to join us for a tour of the Challenger Space Center.

Event Title & Type:            Monthly NSS of Phoenix Event for March

Location:                              Challenger Space Center of AZ

                                                17835 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032 

Venue:                                   Challenger Space Center Tour

Date and Time:                   March 19, 2022 – 11:00AM to 1:00PM

Executive Director:            Beverly Swayman

The Challenger Space Center is the new home for our in-person meetings that are held on the third Saturday of the month.

Come and visit the Challenger Space Center for an in-depth tour and experience!

The Challenger Space Center is very happy and pleased that we want to visit their Center and hold our future meetings there. They cannot stress how much they want to work with our Chapter to forward our shared missions. 

The Challenger Space Center sees how much their programs are needed for Arizona students. They are open to any ideas we may have regarding possibilities/projects that we could collaborate on to bring attention to the NSS Phoenix Chapter and to the Challenger Space Center. 

They have a lot of an elementary school converted into classrooms, museum-style exhibits, hands-on and interactive displays, and their space station simulator (which is still a work in progress). Also, the Secretary of our Chapter, Michael Mackowski recently donated a 1/10 scale Mercury capsule model from McDonnell Aircraft, which he restored and was happy to find a good home for it.

The Challenger Space Center is very happy to offer a classroom for our monthly NSS meetings. There would be no charge for the use of the classroom. The rooms have video monitors where we can plug in a laptop for a presentation, and we can access their Wi-Fi/Internet and do hybrid (in-person and virtual) meetings. The rooms also have a table so we could have food brought in.

For the in-depth tour and experience, the Executive Director, Beverly Swayman mentioned that it would be greatly appreciated if we could donate half the normal admission rate per person since that is a regular museum operational day. Typically, their adult admission fee is $10 but $5 per person would help offset any additional costs they may incur for hosting the tour and meeting. Each individual attending will be responsible to pay for their admission for the tour. 

After the tour, we can have a little get together in the classroom that has been already reserved for us.

The Challenger Space Center Tour is open to every one of our members who will be interested in going on the tour. Our members’ husbands, wives, and significant others are welcome to attend.

Please let me know if you will be attending and the number of people that will be attending by emailing Mario Anzalotti at tadajr1099@cox.net.  

I will need to know how many people will be attending by Thursday, March 17th and provide a final attendance count no later than the morning of Friday, March 18th.

Regards,

Mario Anzalotti

President
Phoenix Chapter of the National Space Society

Email: tadajr1099@cox.net

*** February Event ***

Dear Space Enthusiasts,

NSS Phoenix is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Event Title & Type:            Monthly NSS of Phoenix Meeting for February

Location:                              Phoenix, Arizona USA

Venue:                                   Virtual Zoom Presentation Event

Date and Time:                   February 19, 2022 – 11:00AM to 1:00PM (Arizona Time)

Topic:                                     Presentation on Roles as Vice President of Space Development for NSS and as Clinical Professor at Thunderbird School of Global Management at ASU with Q&A

Speaker:                              

Dr. Greg Autry:

NSS Vice President of Space Development
National Space Society Board of Directors

Greg Autry [additional profile]. Works on publicity and fundraising with a special focus on representing NSS to industry, to NASA, and to the media.

While serving on the NSS Board of Directors and Vice President of Space Development, Dr. Greg Autry was nominated by the White House to serve as Chief Financial Officer at NASA in July of 2021. He was confirmed by the committee in December 2021, but due to events of 2021, his nomination was never brought to a floor vote for the full Senate.

Dr. Autry is an educator, writer, technology entrepreneur and advocate for space settlement. As Clinical Professor of Space Leadership, Policy and Business in the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University he leads the world’s first degree-program in the business of space. He researches and publishes on space commerce, entrepreneurship, technology innovation and trade policy.

Dr. Autry is a firm believer in humankind’s future in the solar system. He has been conducting research in the New Space / commercial space industry since 2003. Dr. Autry writes and comments regularly on space topics and serves on the editorial board of the New Space Journal. He served on the NASA Agency Review Team and as interim White House Liaison to NASA during the Presidential transition. He is also a member of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) at the FAA.

Dr. Autry’s insights on space and other topics have been published in major news outlets including the San Francisco Chronicle, LA Times, Washington Times, Wall Street Journal and SpaceNews. He has been featured on CNN and the BBC. He is a regular Forbes Contributor. Dr. Autry has testified to the U.S. Congress and has presented at the Canadian Parliament. He has spoken at the Heritage Foundation, the National Association of Business Economists, The National Press Club, the AIAA Space conference and the California Democratic Party Convention. Dr. Autry speaks at conferences on space, security, investments and at corporate events.

Dr. Autry holds a BA in history from Cal Poly Pomona as well as an MBA and a PhD (public policy and econ) from the Merage School of Business at UC Irvine. Dr. Autry’s dissertation research studied the influences of government on entrepreneurial environments within the context of the emerging commercial space industries.

Dr. Autry’s entrepreneurial ventures include: HAL Labs, a game developer that coded the Apple version of Pac-Man for Atarisoft; Dr. Micro, a PC services firm sold to CompuCom System; Wired Images, an ecommerce content creator for Planet Rx; Network Corps, a developer of healthcare enterprise applications for Kaiser Permanente; and 121C, an upcycler of aerospace carbon fiber scrap.

Dr. Autry is the co-author of the book Death by China and a producer on the documentary film Death by China (directed by P. Navarro and narrated by Martin Sheen). Dr. Autry is a vocal critic of the appeasement of state dominated economies and totalitarian regimes. He is an unabashed advocate for global democracy, capitalism and human rights. He strongly advocates exporting the American model of economic and individual liberty around the globe and into the solar system. He supports increasing funding for exploration and development engaging both entrepreneurial and traditional approaches to space settlement.

Topic: NSS Phoenix Speaker Meeting (3rd Saturday)

Time: February 19, 2022 10:30 AM (Arizona Time)

Event begins at 11:00AM (Arizona Time). Please note that the Zoom link has a 30 minute buffer for those joining early and for those hanging on late.

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