NSS Awards and Scholarships
Each year at the International Space Development Conferences, the National Space Society honors individuals and groups who have made significant contributions consistent with the Society's mission of creating a spacefaring civilization. These include the NSS Awards for Excellence for individual volunteer efforts in service to the Society, the Space Activist of the Year Award, the NSS Chapters Awards, and the following awards of special significance:
"The Caballeros" receive the Space Pioneer Award in 2008 for their work on Space-Based Solar Power (a model of a solar power satellite is behind them). From left to right: Lt Col Peter Garretson, USAF, Lt Col Paul Damphousse, USMC, Col M. V. "Coyote" Smith, USAF, Col Mike Hornitschek, USAF.
Awards NSS has given in the past include:
- NSS-ISU scholarship, worth up to $10,000, to the International Space University
- 2006 winners were Marc Cornwall, Nabila Ibrahim Abd-El Hamed, and Kirk Kittell
- 2007 winners were Karina Drees and Amanda Stiles
- 2008 winners were Jaganath Sankaran and Mariel John.