Paddy Cassidy's Irish Pub
1. Pluto Launch Public Viewing Event With LISATS
We had a successful event hosting a table at the LISATS viewing site for the launch of Pluto New Horizons. Thanks to NSS headquarters, we had a good supply of Ad Astras to give out to the public. We also created some membership brochures. LISATS appreciated our presence and we hope to grow this activity for future launches. We had the table up both days, January 17 and 18. Here is the link to LISATS:
2. Space Walk of
The Space Walk of Fame is
being built in
- A Space Art contest for
- A Project Gemini Reunion at the end of April.
We will have a follow up chapter meeting at the SWOF on Tuesday, February 28, at 5:30. Everyone is invited to come and see what it is all about and celebrate what they have accomplished so far.
3. Space Shuttle STS-1 Crew Event at
We are invited to have an NSS presence at a special gathering of famous astronauts John Young and Bob Crippen as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first Shuttle launch. This will be held Friday, April 7, . We will have a table with volunteers, Ad Astra magazines, NSS literature, and NASA literature. We will require a lot of literature for this so pre-staging of all this will require a lot of help. We will get a crowd estimate in order to be ready to support. We have: a table, and about 50 remaining Ad Astras. We will need:
NSS shirts for the volunteers
NSS caps for the volunteers
A banner for the table
NSS membership brochures
Ad Astra magazines
NASA literature on STS-1, crew photos
Idea: create a logo or pin to jointly celebrate STS-1 and Yuri Gagarin's flight, both of which occurred on April 12 Volunteers for the table and event
4. Yuri's Night, NSS Event to be at Space Walk of Fame, April 12 (tentative)
We are tentatively planning on holding our NSS Florida Space Coast Yuri's Night and STS-1 celebration at the Space Walk of Fame. This will be part of our discussion at the February 28 meeting there. This is the 45th anniversary of humanity's first flight into space by Yuri Gagarin, and the 25th anniversary of the launch of the world's first reusable spaceship. Needed:
A moon rock on loan.
Online access to participate in the world online chat.
More ideas...to be discussed on Feb 28.
5. Yuri's Night, FIT and Embry Riddle Events.
We will provide what support
we can to the Yuri's Night celebrations to be held at Florida Institute of
6. NSS Space Development Conference, ISDC 2006, May 4-7
The annual national NSS conference is coming up and will be in LA this year. See:
With that, the meeting adjourned.
VP and Secretary
Prior meeting topics.
1. Space Spring Break
An initiative for a nationwide campaign for a Space Spring Break for students is on the agenda for a possible future project. The concept is to hold an educational and fun event for students.
2. Zero-G Flight Educational Outreach
Another possible future project may be for our chapter to raise funds to sponsor a local educator to fly weightless on the Zero-G Corporation vehicle.
3. Action: Someone to author the "NSS Space Coast Guide to NASA Launch Viewing." It turns out that Robert Osband from LISATS has already compiled a web site that is along these same lines: This will not be ready for the next launch.
Reference on Ongoing Events
1. Chapter Monthly Social
Our chapter meets monthly on
the second Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. These
meetings are held at Paddy Cassidy's in
2. Speaker Meetings
We will also have quarterly
speaker meetings to be widely publicized.
These will take place at the Florida Space Authority headquarters in
A possible speaker might be Guenter Wendt, who we could ask to speak at a venue in
3. National Space Club luncheons.