The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent, educational, grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a space-faring civilization. The NSS works to promote social, economic, technological, and political change in order to expand civilization beyond Earth, to settle space, and to use the resulting resources to build a hopeful and prosperous future for humanity. 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.
For those interested in lending financial support to the National Space Society, readers may visit the NSS' giving page on their official website.
In addition, please remember that Blastoff Comics will donate a portion of their proceeds to this worthwhile organization this month. If you have the opportunity, I would encourage you to stop by Blastoff, meet the incredibly personable store owners, and assist in helping both the National Space Society and local business owners by picking up a few comics. As the Blastoff website says, "Comics can make saving the world look easy." By shopping at Blastoff, it has never been easier to save the world (and others!), one comic book at a time.
If you have a volunteer opportunity or an important cause that could use the assistance of a few geeks, please email the details to barbra (at) fanboycomics.net.