St. Louis Space Frontier

The Saint Louis Space Frontier is a chapter of the National Space Society. The NSS Vision is: People living and working in thriving communities beyond the Earth, and the use of the vast resources of space for the dramatic betterment of humanity. Our chapter meets monthly, participates in outreach events, has fun at social events, and hosts the Gateway to Space Conference each fall. We are excited to announce that we will be the local hosts for NSS’s International Space Development Conference in May 2017. Please join us as we explore, and settle, the Universe!

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Who We Are

St. Louis Space Frontier was active in the 1980s and early 1990s. In September 2013 a new chapter formed and members voted to retain the earlier chapter name. Currently we are very active with monthly meetings, outreach events at the Science Center and local schools, special events, a book club, monthly newsletter, and Facebook page. We use Meetup to advertise events and have a website, Our monthly meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of the month at Washington University. The chapter has worked to build relationships with Washington University, Saint Louis University, St. Louis Astronomical Society, St. Louis Science Center, Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri (ASEM), ArchReactor, and AIAA. The chapter hosts a regional space development conference, Gateway to Space, in the fall. We earned the NSS Chapter of the Year Award for 2015.


St. Louis Space Frontier is dedicated to doing outreach in the community to share the passion for Space Exploration with people of all ages. You can find us at First Friday events at the St. Louis Science Center every month. Members also complete outreach at area schools and public libraries. If you are interested in a presentation about Space Exploration for your organization, please contact us at

Gateway To Space

St. Louis Space Frontier is planning its Fourth Annual Gateway to Space Conference! If you have any ideas or would like to help in the planning of GTS 2017 please contact

ISDC 2017

The International Space Development Conference® (ISDC® 2017) is where people from all around the world connect and share the latest breakthroughs in space exploration and development. ISDC® 2017 is the perfect place for space leaders, astronauts, enthusiasts and the next generation of experts to meet. ISDC® attracts men and women of all ages; each bringing unique skills and backgrounds such as: aerospace industry leaders and startups, space exploration pioneers, academic thought leaders, and space supporters – all united by a common goal; to discuss the latest discoveries and projects on space development.

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