Canadian Space Society
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The Canadian Space Society (CSS) is a national non-profit organization made up of professionals and enthusiasts pursuing the human exploration and development of the Solar System and beyond. Its principal objective is to stimulate the Canadian space industry through its technical and outreach projects and promote the involvement of Canadians in the development of space.
In order to help carry out their principal objective, they pursue the following additional goals:
- to provide meeting and working places to Society members for the purposes of discussion, presentation and development of Space and Space-related technologies;
- to sponsor, promote and engage in activities designed to promote increased knowledge of Space and Space-related technologies among Society members and the general public;
- to pursue the publication and distribution of Space-related materials and products.
The CSS aims to work and grow in ways that allow cooperation, rather than in competition, with other space development organizations (such as the U.S.-based National Space Society and the British Interplanetary Society). In addition, it provides various forums to encourage communication and collaboration with other Canadian space advocacy groups.
The Society is governed by a board of directors with a vast background in the Canadian and international space industries. The board serves to direct the Society as outlined in the Letters Patent and By-laws. Carrying out the directions of the Board is a team of Executive Officers that execute the day-to-day business of the Society.