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National Space Society Corporate Documents

This portal page links to the latest versions of the governing and legal documents of the National Space Society (NSS).  The documents are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.  Where applicable, the documents are listed in order of precedence.
 
Document Title / Last Revision Summary of Contents
NSS Bylaws
May 2014
Defines the long-term Objectives of the Society and establishes the top-level organizational structure and procedures for membership, chapters, and governance.
NSS Mail Vote Rules
November 2013
Further defines the procedures for official votes by the NSS Board of Directors that may take place between face-to-face meetings.
NSS Campaign Rules
June 2000
Further defines the responsibilities and procedures for NSS members who want to serve on the elected NSS Board of Directors.
NSS Nominations and Elections Committee Rules
August 2000
Further defines the responsibilities and procedures for the NSS committees involved with the NSS Board of Directors elections.
NSS Chapter Rules
October 2005
Further defines the responsibilities and procedures for local NSS chapters and Society-level Coordinators.
NSS Corporate Policies
6 March 2013
Further defines titles and responsibilities for NSS Officers (especially the "four Vice Presidents" in the bylaws) and the operating committees they oversee, as well as other top-level policies of the Society (including Privacy).
NSS Privacy Policy
17 March 2010
Web page version of the NSS Privacy Policy defined in the Corporate Policies document.  The common NSS Web page footer contains a link to this Privacy Policy Web page.
 
Strategic Planning Documents
NSS Statement of Philosophy
27 May 2007
Defines the approved Vision and Mission statements of the Society, as well as the official Rationale, Principle, and Beliefs governing its actions.
NSS Strategic Plan
May 2011
Defines the Five-Year Goals and short-term Organizational (external) and Operational (internal) Objectives of the Society.  Includes background information and rationale for the Objectives.  Also includes the NSS Strategic Implementation Plan, defining the set of approved Initiatives for meeting the Objectives defined in the Strategic Plan.
The Barriers to Space Settlement
26 May 2002
Lists and describes the 15 identified barriers to the human settlement of space; some of which have been partially overcome in the time since 2002.
NSS Envisioned Milestones to Space Settlement
25 May 2003
Lists and describes the major milestones that NSS envisions will be passed on the road to human settlement beyond the Earth.
 
Historical NSS Documents
NSS Public Finance Documents
1997 - 2012
Separate Web page listing NSS Public Finance documents, including IRS Form 990 and Independent Auditors' Reports.
NSS IRS Tax Exemption Letter
16 September 1996
Confirmation letter from the IRS of the tax-exemption status granted to the National Space Society, and to its subordinante organizations (i.e., NSS chapters) via a Group Exemption Letter effective June 1974.
NSS Articles of Incorporation
1987
Post-merger Articles of Incorporation of the National Space Society.
NSS Merger Proclamation
28 March 1987
Establishes the National Space Society via the merger of the National Space Institute and the L5 Society.

 

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