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Get The High Frontier right now for FREE!
The High Frontier is the landmark book by scientist Gerard K. O’Neill that asks (and answers) the question "Is a planetary surface – ANY planetary surface – really the best place for an expanding technological civilization?"

Until July 24 you can get the Space Studies Institute Kindle Edition of The High Frontier added to your Kindle library forever for free using the following Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/High-Frontier-Human-Colonies-Space-ebook/dp/B00CB3SIAI/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_mfw?&linkCode=wey&tag=spacstudinst-20#nav-subnav
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Juno spacecraft has successfully started orbiting Jupiter!  
Juno was launched five years ago - its mission to study Jupiter's composition and evolution. Juno is the first spacecraft to orbit Jupiter since the Galileo mission.
For more, see the NASA Juno web site: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/juno/main/index.html  
#juno #jupiter #nasa #space
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Chicago Society for Space Studies has been offered a 75% discount on student registration for the Go For Launch three day science/math education program to be offered by Higher Orbits at Deerfield High School in Deerfield IL.  Note that you do not have to be a member of CSSS to take advantage of this discount.
For complete details, see http://www.chicagospace.org/go-for-launch-higher-orbits-deerfield-high-school.html
#chicago #space #deerfield #goforlaunch
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If you're interested in attending a free program about interstellar travel, don't miss the June 19 meeting of the Chicago Society for Space Studies - 1:00 at the Schaumburg Public Library. For more, see http://www.chicagospace.org/events.html
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I finished converting the Chicago Society for Space Studies web site (chicagospace.org) to a new mobile-friendly design last night. I used the Bootstrap framework for the design. It worked really well. If anyone visiting the site finds any issues, please let me know.
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Space is Open For Business: Business Opportunities on the High Frontier
When: 1:00pm Sunday March 20, 2016
Where: Schaumburg Library 130 South Roselle Road Schaumburg, IL
CSSS is honored to have as our special guest speaker for our March meeting David Hurst, entrepreneur and CEO and Founder of Orbital Transports. David's presentation Space is Open For Business focuses on the recent growth in the commercial space industry and the rise of NewSpace companies as well as how new technologies and new ways of doing business in space are rapidly changing the marketscape and opening up new opportunities for space-related and space-scalable businesses. You don't want to miss this presentation.
As always, this CSSS event is free and open to the public as a part of our educational outreach activities.
For full details, see http://www.chicagospace.org/events.html

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ESA Euronews: Building a Moon base
Published on Feb 26, 2016: Jan Woerner, Director General of the European Space Agency, has a bold new vision for space exploration. "My intention is to build up a permanent base station on the Moon," he tells Euronews from the agency's main control room in Darmstadt. "Meaning that it’s an open station, for different member states, for different states around the globe."
#space #moon #esa

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A screenshot of one of the geekier slides in my "Globalization of the Solar System" presentation which I'll be giving next week at the Capricon Science Fiction convention in Wheeling IL.  -
http://capricon.org/capricon36/ #space #sciencefiction #capricon #chicago  
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All thumbs up for SpaceX's outstanding and historic accomplishment of successfully landing the first stage from yesterday's Falcon 9 launch!! #spacex #space #falcon9
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCBE8ocOkAQ

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Next Chicago Society for Space Studies meeting is our year end party and Year in Space Review program. Freebies and refreshments! Free to attend and open to the public.
Sunday December 6 1:00 to 3:00pm at Schaumburg Library.
For details see http://www.chicagospace.org/events.html

#space #chicago #party #schaumburg

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