The October 20th 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).
NSS of Phoenix will Featuring Alfred Anzaldua, Board Member of the National Space Society, National Space Society International Relations Coordinator & Vice Chair of the International Committee & Former Diplomat at U.S. Department of State. Multiple appearances on TV, radio, and in person as space advocate during late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Currently is active giving talks & exhibitions that advocate for settling the Moon, Mars, and in orbiting/rotating habitats. Over past seven years has published articles in the Miner’s Manifesto, To the Stars International Quarterly, The Space Review, and other outlets on space advocacy cooperation, space-based solar power, orbital debris remediation, and strategies for sustainable cislunar/lunar/Mars PhD settlement. He will be presenting a talk on Whats new in Orbital Space Debris
After the Meeting we will be doing a Business meeting to discuss Spring 2019, location will be determined after the meeting. Please bring ideas on where you want to eat if you plan on attending and well have a quick decision after or we will be going to our usual family restaurant.
Current Activities: <SPACE UNITES THE WORLD> Our Phoenix National Space Society will be participating in this global virtual celebration event with India Hosted by Kalpana Youth Foundation and Chapters around the world. I will be doing a short introduction of PHX NSS as well as a progress report on our Chapters support of Puerto Rico Chapter, and participating in discussions and votes on a possible resolution or resolutions under the general theme for “Space Unites the World”. Here are some of the details that we received. Info provided by: Joseph Bland Chair, NSS Chapters’ Assembly President, Sacramento L5 Society
First: Nashik, India chapter President, Avinash Shirode, has created a link for live YouTube streaming of the NSS-Nashik chapter WSW program.
When everyone is sleeping in India, it shows the The “Felicitation Ceremony: that Nashik chapter president Avinash Shirode performed at the 2018 ISDC.
You can also watch the past events at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7YHMXbCuO3okvv7XfL_YBA
Second, Avinash generated a program schedule for his chapter’s World Space Week event, which should be viewable via their live YouTube stream (correction – Has no affiliation with NASA).
Third, three NSS members are scheduled to do individual “virtual” presentations for the Nashik, India audience. A fourth presenter, Anne Watkins with Spaceport America, had to bow out due to personal circumstances. In order of presentation, they are:
Joe Bland, scheduled for October 6th from 6:30-7:30 PM India time.
David Sheely, scheduled for October 8th from 7:30-8:30 PM India time.
Bruce Mackenzie, scheduled for October 9th from 7:30-8:30 PM India time.
Finally, here is a list of the Chapters or Outposts that are also participating:
Joseph Bland for Sacramento L5 Society
Avinash Shirode for Nashik, India
Dave Stuart for NSS Seattle, Washington
Ronnie Lajoie for Huntsville L5 Society
Bennett Rutledge for Denver Space Society
Larry Ahearn for Illinois North Shore
Christine Nobbe for St. Louis Space Frontier
David Sheely for Oklahoma Space Alliance
Phyllis Redhair for NSS Phoenix, Arizona
Eric Bowen for NSS Clear Lake, Texas
Kleopatra Alamantariotou, for Greek Chapter
Claire McMurray, International Chapter Coordinator
Perri Doutre, NSS Ambassador
Fred Becker, NSS Coordinator
James Spellman, NSS Coordinator
Sadique Temitayo, Nigeria, Outpost
Saksham Arora, New Deli, India Outpost
Thanks for supporting NSS and your Chapters’ Assembly with your attendance! To this event. Also, Thank you for showing support and by attending meetings and participating in events for Phoenix Chapter it is greatly appreciated.