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The objective of the following set of questions and answers is to provide visitors and NSS members with some basic information about INSIDE.NSS.ORG.

To see the answer for any question, simply click on the question and the answer section will open. To close the answer section, just click on the associated question.


INSIDE.NSS.ORG is a new (effective March 2020) NSS website that takes our member services to a new level. Using this platform, current NSS members who are logged in will be able to:

  • manage their own profile
  • update their contact information
  • access the online version of Ad Astra magazine
  • access the online version of Ad Astra Downlink, the NSS e-newsletter
  • connect and communicate with other NSS members
  • have their own news feed where they can share their thoughts on space-related issues
  • join special interest groups
  • participate in forum discussions


The only people who can sign in to INSIDE.NSS.ORG are current members and those members whose membership has recently lapsed. Assuming you still have access to the email account you used when joining NSS, see the Member Sign In Help page for detailed instructions. Or you may download this How-To Guide.



The NSS Privacy Policy details how NSS uses the information it acquires from people using our website or participating in one of our programs. The privacy policy document is available at NSS Privacy Policy.



The NSS Terms of Use Policy defines what is acceptable and unacceptable behavior for NSS members who are using INSIDE.NSS.ORG. This is important because NSS is providing a platform in which members can create their own space-related content and directly interact with other members. Before using INSIDE.NSS.ORG, NSS requests that all members read our Terms of Use Policy. In keeping with this policy and our desire that members behave in a professional manner, NSS members are encouraged to report any inappropriate content that they see within the system.



In addition to the information available on this page, answers to questions about how to use insideNSS are available to NSS members once they sign in to their member account. These answers are found in the User Help forum. If your question has not already been answered, please ask your question there. That way, other members can benefit from your experience.



Online access to Ad Astra is only available to current NSS members who are logged in and whose membership provides them with access to Ad Astra. For more detailed information about each issue of Ad Astra that is available online, see Ad Astra: The Magazine of the National Space Society



Online access to the Downlink newsletter is only available to current NSS members who are logged in. If you are currently logged in, you can access the current issue, as well as recent back issues via the Downlink page.



NSS will be implementing a variety of site features over time. Forums will only be accessible by NSS members who are signed in to insideNSS and will be added based on level of interest in the subject and as volunteers step forward to manage each forum. The list of forums is available to signed in members on the Forums page.



 Groups are a social networking feature that allows for groups of members to join together for the purpose of sharing information on a specified topic. Groups features include a photo gallery, calendar, private forums, a blog, and group digest newsletters. Groups will be created over time. Members who are signed in can see a list of the current groups, as well as the groups that they are a member of, on the Groups index page.


Members who are logged in can from within SocialLink access the Report Abuse form from the Quick Links menu item dropdown.


Information about how to renew your membership is located on the Renew Your NSS Membership page.



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