About The National Space Society


What is NSS?


The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent, educational, grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. Founded as the National Space Institute (1974) and L5 Society (1975), which merged to form NSS in 1987, NSS is widely acknowledged as the preeminent citizen’s voice on space. NSS has over 50 chapters in the United States and around the world. The society also publishes Ad Astra magazine, an award-winning periodical chronicling the most important developments in space.

What do we Do?


We believe in STEM learning and working on multiple research work. We have Internships, Online Education, etc upcoming soon. Multiple events and webinars are organised by the National Space Society(USA)-Mumbai Chapter, so stay tuned to our website and our social media pages!


President's Message


I have always believed that every great dream begins with a dreamer. Having said this, I am also aware how hard it is for every great dream to come true. NSS is an organization that helps people see their cosmic dreams turn into reality.

It has been a long journey and there's still more to achieve. I want NSS to become a helping hand to people who have been striving to work in the field of not just cosmology but design, writing and rocketry. Our journey has begun with a small family and I hope we can provide a wonderful environment to all those who are and will be joining us on this road.

I wish each and every member of the NSS- Mumbai team good luck. It will be an amazing journey. I hope more and more people get aware of the organization and join our current family on it's way to a brighter future.



Dr. Ravi N. Margasahayam
Solar System Ambassador - JPL NASA


Dr. Ravi N. Margasahayam serves as the Co-Chair for Ground Safety Review Panel (GSRP) that ensures the safety of all Payloads and Science experiments integrated at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida, USA, on their way to the International Space Station (ISS). He received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering in India. After moving to the United States, he continued higher studies earning a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering; a Master's in Business Administration in Corporate Finance and Strategic Marketing, and a Doctorate in General Business Management. Dr. Margasahayam has received numerous awards during 40+ years of his professional engineering career in 1996.

It is my great privilege and honor to be invited by Mr. Akshat Mohite to Mumbai for the opening ceremony of National Space Society chapter. As NASA Jet Propulsion Lab’s Solar System Ambassador, my goal is to unite the nations of the world – under the umbrella of Space Exploration, Research, and STEM education. My main focus is to develop close international relationships between students, academics, universities, and corporations from all over the world and inspiring the next generation. I have been on a mission to Create Masters – Shaping Today’s Youth into Tomorrow’s Leaders.

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