Saturday Feb 15th NSS Phoenix will Feature Dr. Peter A. Swan Saturday “77 days to Mars – Fast Transit from the Space Elevator Apex Anchor” Also, Feb 8th at the 2020 SciTech Festival at the Buckeye Air Fair

NSS Phoenix Out Reach, will be this weekend Feb 8th 8am to 5pm  at  2020 SciTech Festival at the Buckeye Air Fair, the event is held at the Buckeye Municipal Airport 3000 South Palo Verde Road Buckeye, AZ 85326 United States we will be next to AIAA this year so come out and show support for space!

This event will be hosted by The City of Buckeye gathering Engineering, Space & Astronomy, Technology & Computer Science groups and will also feature over 60 amazing booths from all of our awesome vendors; we know the SciTech Festival this year will be the best one yet. Get your kids ENGAGED and INSPIRED with STEM booths from the SciTech Festival!

Special features also include Look through a telescope straight from the Lowell Observatory, the same observatory that discovered the planet Pluto! And of course watch a beautiful air show with expert pilots

This is a free event find more info here at https://scitechinstitute.org/event/2020-scitech-festival-at-the-buckeye-air-fair-2/

Saturday Feb 15th NSS Phoenix will Feature  Dr. Peter A. Swan Saturday “77 days to Mars – Fast Transit from the Space Elevator Apex Anchor”

The Feb 15th meeting of the Phoenix Chapters of the National Space Society and the Moon will be at our usual time (11 am) and location at the Humanist Community Center in Mesa (627 W. Rio Salado Blvd (formerly 8th St.), Mesa, AZ, 85201).

“77 days to Mars – Fast Transit from the Space Elevator Apex Anchor”

pete swan 2020Peter Swan, Ph.D. will  focus on Delivery of Interplanetary Mission Support equipment to Mars.  Can you imagine an infrastructure that “tosses” payloads towards Mars every day (no 26 month launch window wait) with frequent opportunities for Fast Transits?  Dr. Peter Swan is President of the International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC) and just published a four-year study entitled:  “The Road to the Space Elevator Era” from the International Academy of Astronautics and a one-year study entitled “Today’s Space Elevator,” from the ISEC.  His talk will focus on new research showing the strengths of a permanent infrastructure enabling fast transit to Mars.  Much of the orbital research was conducted by a student, James Torla, at ASU (supervised by Assoc. Professor Peet).  Dr. Swan will show how the capabilities of releasing a payload from the Apex Anchor (100,000 km in altitude) will lead to a surge in movement off-planet because of the tremendous strengths of this new concept for low cost access to space.  The outline for this overview is:

  • Introduction and History Of Space Elevators
  • Basic SE Architectures [Edwards, IAA, Obayashi]
  • Progress to date on developmental issues
  • Capabilities of space elevators
  • Leveraging SE’s for interplanetary mission support:
  • Conclusions and Questions

Dr. Peter A. Swan is the President of the International Space Elevator Consortium and a member of the International Academy of Astronautics. He graduated from the US Military Academy in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Over his 20 year Air Force career, he held a variety of research and development positions in the space arena.  He taught at the Air Force Academy and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1988.. Upon retirement, he joined Motorola on the Iridium satellite program. As a System Engineer, he initially provided space systems engineering leadership to the field office in Washington D.C.  He then lead the team responsible for the development of the Iridium spacecraft bus.  In 1998, he developed his own company and taught space systems engineering for Teaching Science and Technology, Inc.  His classes emphasize engineering know-how and management techniques to successfully develop space systems of national importance.    Pete’s final degree was a Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles in Mechanical Engineering with a specialty in space systems.  His dissertation was on tethered satellites.  This led to a natural extension to an interest in space elevators where he has participated for over fifteen years with great interest.  He has published many papers and a few books; two of which are on preparing for SCUBA trips.  However, his space elevator publications [12 books so far] include: Space Elevators: An Assessment of the Technological Feasibility and the Way Forward [2014],  Space Elevators Systems Architecture [2007] and Space Elevator Survivability – Space Debris Mitigation [2010], Road to the Space Elevator Era[2019], and Today’s Space Elevator [2019].

Phyllis Redhair President of the National Space Society of Phoenix

NSS Outing: Arizona Aviation and Aerospace Day at the Capitol January 14th, 2020

NSS of Phoenix Outing will be at the combined Arizona Aviation and Aerospace Day at the capitol. January 14th, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM At 1700 West Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007   This event is Hosted by Aerospace States Association- Arizona Chapter and Co-hosted by Arizona Airports Association and Aerospace States Association.

There is no charge to visit the event and meet the representatives present from the various organizations and state representatives.  Lunch is an optional, additional fee of $25. This is a fun event to see aerospace and now Aviation companies in Arizona! Talk with them on what they are doing. .

** This is an outdoor event.  The event area will be at the Arizona State Capitol House Lawn.  Be sure to dress for the weather, people typically are dressed in business casual dress to business suits. This and excellent business networking event and you’ll have the opportunity to see some beautiful displays.

** Items you may need are Business cards, and possibly parking money.  It may be best to eat before you arrive. There were no food stands to purchase snacks once there. There are a few restaurants nearby.

** There seems to be adequate free parking at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza, and some free parking at the capitol. Again, please bring money just in case, you possibly need 20 dollars for parking. Or A bus day pass for the light rail if you plan on trying to go as cheap as possible. (I believe its 4 dollars per person, most circle K sell them, grocery stores or go kiosk.

Most of us will arrive and wonder about this year hope to see you there.

Friday Dec 13th, NSS Christmas Party at Mike’s

Our NSS Regular meeting for December is replaced with a Christmas Party at Mike’s

By popular request and a BIG thanks to Mike for hosting this year’s NSS Christmas Party! Friday Dec 13th. The party will be at his home in Mesa. get together. This is a get together and will be from about 8pm to whenever.

Snacks will be provided. Guests can bring food and beverages if they wish but not needed. Please RSVP.  Contact Mike if you plan to attend. michael.mackowski@gmail.com

Saturday Nov 16th meeting of NSS Phoenix will feature: Lori Pigue, PhD Candidate in Astronomy and Planetary Science at Northern Arizona University Introducing a talk entitled “Advancements in Lunar Pyroclastic Deposit Research with Implications to ISRU”

The November 16th meeting of the Phoenix Chapters of the National Space Society and the Moon Society will be at our usual time (11 am) and location at the Humanist Community Center in Mesa (627 W. Rio Salado Blvd (formerly 8th St.), Mesa, AZ, 85201).

Apollo 50 year logo50 years ago in November 1969, Pete Conrad, Richard F. Gordon Jr., Alan Bean had lunched from the Kennedy Space Center to be the second manned mission to land on the moon as part of the Apollo 12 mission. To pay tribute we welcome:

NSS Features, Lori Pigue is a third-year PhD Candidate in Astronomy and Planetary Science at Northern Arizona University and a Graduate Research Assistant at the US Geological Survey Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff. Lori’s talk will focus on advancements in data analysis and calibration from the Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument aboard the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft and new techniques from geospatial analysis that will drive the future of resource utilization. This research uses data gathered from the Apollo missions, lab data from similar terrestrial materials, and modeled computer simulations to generate a more precise view of the lunar surface. Lori’s research generally focuses on lunar volcanology and resource utilization, but she also participates in a Lab active in Mars surface processes, Mars surface operations, and other planetary related topics.

NSS Action: Meet and Greet with, The Honorable Representative Arlando Teller, Arizona State House of Representatives on Nov 4th 2019

NSS Outreach: Let’s go to Space Vision!  Friday November 8th and Saturday November 9th. We are hosting an exciting promotion with some of our spacey swag at SEDS Space Vision this November 8 & 9 in Tempe. Visit National Space Society, other Space Enthusiast and organizations and Industry professionals at this awesome event. This is an exciting time for us to welcome SEDS members as part of our own locally and on a National level. We will be providing memberships to eligible participant at this event and share our mission at SEDS Space Vision. We will also have beautiful Apollo 11 Patches as part of this promotion. Join National Space Society where “the Sky is no longer the limit – Tony Yates“

Happy Thanksgiving! Everyone! 

See you Saturday !

Phyllis Redhair Chapter President

 

 

Saturday October 19th meeting of NSS Phoenix will feature: Larry Kaler. Teach Space flight Principles & Dynamic forces to Overcome Limiting Beliefs. Then Space Week! 2 Outings and NSSPHX Conference Meeting Call Times TBA.

3rd Saturday October 19th meeting of NSS Phoenix will feature: Larry Kaler Introducing Skyword – Interactive teaching in Space flight principles & dynamic forces to overcome limiting beliefs and achieve goals!

The October 19th meeting of the Phoenix Chapters of the National Space Society and the Moon SocietSKYWORDy will be at our usual time (11 am) and location at the Humanist Community Center in Mesa (627 W. Rio Salado Blvd (formerly 8th St.), Mesa, AZ, 85201). Larry Kaler is retired from The Boeing Company after a 26 year management career in various space, defense, and commercial programs. My roles at Boeing were on the support side of those programs including Human Resources, Finance, Business Management, Payroll, Facilities, Security & Fire Protection. One of my favorite experiences was going in to K-12 classrooms representing The Boeing Company to students and providing information and inspiration related to careers in aerospace.

Larry is currently pursuing his strong passion helping youth develop a belief system and mindset to realize that anything is possible. To that end, I’ve developed an interactive board game that uses space flight as the theme to help high school students develop the confidence and motivation to pursue and achieve higher goals. While the learning game has many applications in a student’s life, the one that stands out most for him relative to NSS’s mission is to help students who are inspired by space exploration but may have apprehension to pursue their interest simply because they fear taking challenging STEM coursework. As a country, the United States ranks 38th out of the 40 most advanced nations in the world graduating people with STEM degrees. What a difference it could make if we can get more of our youth to believe in themselves!

Larry will be sharing more on his aerospace background and then introduce my First Edition space-themed Skyword board game to your NSS members.  Our group would experience first-hand how the underlying principles and dynamic forces of overcoming limiting beliefs and achieving goals is so much like space flight in addition, how the format makes learning and application both fun and inspiring.

REMINDER: Space Week is this month Oct. 4 – 10 for event listing The 2019 theme is “The Moon:  Gateway to the Stars.” Find more info at https://www.worldspaceweek.org/  No events are planned in AZ. So to pay a small tribute we will take advantage of this event happening that week at ASU!

NSS Outing: we will be attending ASU’s Science Fiction TV Dinner: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ featuring special guests Ted Pavlic and Alexandrina Agloro!

Tue, October 8, 2019 MST 6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. This is a free event; however, please RSVP for planning purposes they are providing dinner. There is an invite link with reservation for this event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/science-fiction-tv-dinner-star-trek-discovery-tickets-71708815999

Let’s meet up during the reception and go in together from there. Dinner will be for the first 150 guests first come first serve basis. A special notice is posted on ASU’s website regarding **Water Bottles**: To cut down on waste and make our events more environmentally friendly, we will no longer offer disposable plastic bottles. Instead, we will have water bottle filling stations available, so please bring your own reusable container! We also ask that you bring a re-sealable container (like a screw-top bottle, flask, or covered tumbler) to help us avoid spills.

The hosts are by ASU Center for Science and the Imagination this event is held at the Marston Exploration Theater is located on the first floor of ASU’s Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4) 781 S Terrace Rd, Tempe, AZ 85287. Currently there is not an itinerary for events but generally the outline for this event follows this format below:

  • 5:30 PM Reception food and meet and greet with ASU’s Student Organizations
  • 6:30 PM Welcome remarks
  • 6:35 PM Screening
  • 8:00 PM A short talk then Audience Q&A with Ted Pavlic, associate director of research at ASU’s Biomimicry Center and assistant professor in engineering and sustainability, and Alexandrina

There is a free bus service called ORBIT http://www.tempe.gov/city-hall/public-works/transportation/bus/orbit that is available. This event would be on Jupiter ORBIT route it runs every 15 minutes. Just an FYI in case you may be interested.

Business meeting: October 17th TBA  (Video Conference Call Meeting) New Volunteers are encouraged to call in to this online meeting. Please join us even if you cannot stay for the full time. Many of our members are traveling and It is my hope we can get most of you to attend. The expected run time 90 minutes. An Email will be sent with more info to our regular mailing list. Please email me at Phyllis.Redhair2012@gmail.com to be added if you wish to attend.

Agenda Fall and Winter 2019

Discuss possibility of occasionally sending more than one monthly newsletter per month. Due to late responses and other activities NSS does that come up last minute but are just as fun and important for members to attend.  (if you cannot attend and want to have your voice heard on this issue please email me a response so we can read it at our next meeting)

NSS November Outreach: We are going to Space Vision! If you plan on attending please let me know if you might have some availability to visit and host our booth. I plan on being there all 3 days. We will discuss more at our business meeting.

Monthly: MCC Planetarium Show in Mesa Volunteer opportunity (volunteers needed to table event and learn how to run a planetarium!)

Monthly: Meeting at HSGP Need possibly a Speaker for December 2019 and February 2020 no speaker March 2020 due to Space Up, Need speaker for Yuri Night and Representative at HSGP

Then a quick overview of upcoming gatherings.

  • October: TBA maybe 16 or 17 for a dinner meeting AIAA
  • November: Space Vision Thurs Nov 7th – Sat Nov 9 (volunteers needed to table event)
  • November: Apollo 12 (International online Celebration) Nov 14 – 20th
  • November TBA online (International online Celebration) Event World Space Party
  • December: Christmas Party
  • TBA Joint Outing to art exhibit with AIAA
  • January: Aerospace day at the CAPITOL
  • January:  TBA Base11 Space Challenge. Joint event with Helios Rocketry project (ASU students)
  • February:  2020 SciTech Festival at the Buckeye Air Fair February 8th from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Buckeye Airport. (Volunteers needed to table event)
  • March: Space Up 2020 Venue: Mesa Community college TBA time Overview 2019. Timeline of Planning Meetings discussed. (volunteers needed)
  • April: Yuri Night 2020 Venue: Spokes Restaurant Tempe Timeline of Meetings discussed. (volunteers needed)

Other Spacy events of interest:  play “Silent Sky” at the Az Theat company Nov 14- Dec 1.

I am including Early November items in this so the announcement is not delayed      — due to other delays in confirmed events. —

NSS Outing: November Astronomy night and “Wayfinders” Waves, Winds, & Stars (from Bishop Museum) Planetarium Show in Mesa Presented By Mesa Community College Planetarium Friday, November 1st at 6:00pm AZ The Tickets are 3 dollars Time Online sale ends: 11/01/19 at 5:00pm AZ Time located at Mesa Community College Planetarium  Southern & Dobson campus Mesa, AZ 85202 Info Line 480-461-7027. Find out more by visiting their website also on how to get free tickets. At:  https://www.purplepass.com/?inref=www.google.com#192740/Mesa_Community_College_Planetarium-%22Wayfinders%22_Planetarium_Show-Mesa_Community_College_Planetarium-November-01-2019.html

MCC Astronomy Nights include planetarium shows, telescope viewing, information tables, hands-on activities, and more! Planetarium shows and indoor activities occur rain or shine, but telescope viewing of the night sky is only offered when the sky is clear. (https://www.mesacc.edu/departments/physical-science/astronomy/planetarium)

NSS Monthly Outreach will be at 2019 Arizona STEM and Innovation Summit in Scottsdale. September 17th, 2019.

* Update from the newsletter our outreach was also cancelled unfortunately with a group of others also at SciTech. However we stayed to show support for our space advocate friends who have visited us and members.

The usual general meeting September 21st on Saturday at the humanist center is [also,] unfortunately cancelled.

[from previous announcement] Instead we will take advantage of an outreach opportunity by hosting a table exercise for A Mars Constitution at the 2019 Arizona STEM and Innovation Summit in Scottsdale hosted by the SciTech Institute. At 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The venue is at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts East 2nd Street Scottsdale, AZ United States general admission is $35.00 per person. please see their website for the other rates listed for this event.  You can visit here at https://azscitech.events.

NSS Summer Break August 2019 & 800 Facebook likes

This Month’s event we will not have a regular meeting at the Humanist Center, we will take advantage of the last moments of August for this year’s summer break. Again, I wish you all happy memories as you are with your families and friends.

Past event:  After June Announcement posting additions! June (NSS Outreach) Arizona Science Center Special Event Girls in STEM had guest speakers NSS PHX President Phyllis Redhair and our NSS PHX Vice President Clelia Tommi support young ladies interested in STEM fields.

Other unlisted (NSS Action) for August events: More Legislative Action!

Volunteer Opportunity:  If you are interested in promoting a space faring civilization with us. please email me at Phyllis.redhair2012@gmail.com with the subject line as NSS Volunteers. We will be planning our next presence at Space Vision 2019 and a few more outreach events this year. As well as Space Up Phx 2020 and Yuri Night Phx 2020

Thank you for all your kind support for National Space Society of Phoenix. we had hit a special highlight for Facebook on our Original Facebook Page. the link for the Original Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/The-National-Space-Society-Of-Phoenix-58141459593/

800 likes

For the most current active and last minute get together and space chat on Facebook. Please join us at  Space Societies of Phoenix with our partner the Moon Society https://www.facebook.com/groups/Moonsociety/?ref=bookmarks

Other last minute social gatherings are at Meet up with our Partner Everyday Spacer https://www.meetup.com/EverydaySpacer-com6/events/

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Phyllis Redhair
NSS Phoenix Chapter President