Earth is the cradle of the mind, but one cannot live in the cradle forever." -Konstantine Eduardovitch Tsiolkovsky, 1903

The National Space Society of Australia is the coming together of like-minded space enthusiasts who share a vision for the future in which there is an ambitious and vigorous space program leading to eventual space settlement.

In Australia we usually like to promote the Society as a "cause" rather than just a club, although we value highly the club atmosphere and being able to share our hobbies and passion with others.

Australian members join with over 25,000 members worldwide who believe that humanity's goal should be to:

"Develop the nearly limitless resources of the Solar System and permit the establishment of a space based civilisation. This civilisation is to be economically self-sufficient and supported by a free enterprise system."

To this end the National Space Society (worldwide) promotes interest in space exploration, research, development and habitation through events such as public and business conferences, speaking to the press, library and museum exhibits, public outreach events, speaking engagements with community groups and schools, and other pro-active events. We do this to stimulate advancement and development of space and related applications and technologies and by bringing together people from government, industry and all walks of life for the free exchange of information.

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True to our characters as "Aussies" we have paraphrased the aims of the international arm of the Society and adopted these aims as our own:

"To assist in bringing about a time when ordinary people have the opportunity to work and live in space."

We do this by bringing about changes in social, economic and technological policies in all sectors of government and industry and by keeping the general public informed on space activities and opportunities. The Society attracts attention to space issues to educate government, industry and the general public about the real potential of space.

As a non-profit organisation, the National Space Society of Australia draws its strength from an enthusiastic membership who contribute their time and effort to assist the Society in pursuit of its goals. Our members are part of a Society which also helps the individual, fascinated by the high frontier of space, to question, discover and learn more about the promise and possibilities that space holds for us all. Ad Astra!
Our Mission
"To promote change in social, technical, economic, and political conditions to advance the day when people live and work in space"
Our Vision
"A Spacefaring Civilisation with people living and working in thriving communities beyond Earth"

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