PASA's history dates back to the 1970s,
when it was originally formed
as the Space Future Society.
This society later became known as L5 Philadelphia, a chapter of the L5 Society.
(The 'L5' referred to a reference point in space near the Moon well suited for a space colony.)
When the L5 Society merged with the National Space Institute,
the National Space
Society was born, and the local space chapter became NSS Philadelphia.
To facilitate networking between space groups,
NSS Philadelphia expanded to form the Philadelphia
Area Space Alliance in 1995.
We usually meet the 1st Saturday of the month unless conditions, like holidays
or events, alter this.
Upcoming events and meeting(s): 8-15-10; 1-3 PM;
1714 Cherry Street, Philadelphia;
this is a Sunday.
9-11-10; 1-3 PM; Regular meeting; Liberty Place, Phila., PA; this is the
10-9-10,10-10-10; Visitors: 11AM-4PM on both days; World Space Week, Franklin Institute, Phila.,
PA; Saturday and Sunday.
11-21-10; Philcon at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill, NJ; other details
For details and further information about meetings, contact our