Mission: Nss vision:the vision of nss is people living and working in thriving communities beyond theearth, and the use of the vast resources of space for the dramatic betterment ofhumanity. Nss mission:the mission of nss is to promote social, economic, technological, and politicalchange in order to expand civilization beyond earth, to settle space and to use theresulting resources to build a hopeful and prosperous future for humanity. Accordingly, we support steps toward this goal, including human spaceflight,commercial space development, space exploration, space applications, space resourceutilization, robotic precursors, defense against asteroids, relevant science, andspace settlement oriented education.
Programs: The education and communication program provides space related education and communication for approximately 10,000 members through regional meetings, topical workshops and publication of magazine (ad astra).
the policy and research program provides space related research and policy dissemination to approximately 10,000 members and the general public through seminars, publications, and the media.