NATIONAL SPACE SOCIETY BBS
This BBS is provided to you courtesy of the National Space Society.
While we attempt to deliver the most current and accurate news and
information possible, we disclaim any responsibility for guaranteeing
All information you supply is confidential and, if applicable, is
retained on record and used by our headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Any information provided to the users of this BBS is solely on an
"AS-IS" basis. The user shall not hold the National Space Society,
the SysOP Bev Freed, or any other user of this board culpable or
liable for any damages -- direct or consequential, or loss of use
or profit, or any other event or omission which may be
attributed to the use or abuse of the materials provided.
In addition, the user shall not hold the National Space Society,
the SysOp Bev Freed, or any other user of this board responsible
for any damage resulting from the use of a file downloaded from
Private messages can be read by the SysOp. Although all attempts
will be made to ensure that messages remain private, it is possible
that a private message may become public and available for reading
by all. Keep this in mind when leaving a private message. Once
again, the user shall not hold the National Space Society, the
SysOp Bev Freed, or any other user of this board responsible for any
damages (real or perceived) from messages residing on this board.
Your continued use of this board constitutes acceptance of the
Now that that's all over . . .
Enjoy the NSS BBS and keep in mind that you are encouraged to
investigate and join the National Space Society, a nonprofit
organization committed to creating a space-faring civilization,
encouraging private enterprise, and exploring the space frontier.
Everex Turbo XT - System 1600 - Model B
80 meg Seagate hard drive
Evercom 300/1200/2400 bps modem
Opus (tm) v. 1.03b
SysOp - Bev Freed, Pittsburgh PA
Asst SysOp - Jordan Katz, Washington, D.C.
Genius at large - Ken Paul, St. Louis, MO
FOCUS AND INTENT
The National Space Society's BBS is topic-specific for space science
and technology. We focus on one topic and one topic alone. We serve
as a means to dispense information quickly to those expressing their
interests in the development of space.
HOURS OF OPERATION
We operate 24 hours a day at 300/1200/2400 bps.
We collect material from a variety of sources. We do NOT provide
any material that is plagiarized or not in the public domain.
Besides generating our own reports, we research various publications
for the latest news and use various electronic services.
The NSS BBS is listed with Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania as
"National Space Society BBS." This is a business listing in the
Local mail is public and available to all. But bear in mind
that any messages left in the Local Mail sections (Areas 1 and 2)
remain resident in this system. They are not forwarded to other
systems through Net Mail, nor are they echoed to those boards
participating in the various echo mail conferences.
NSS NET MAIL
With the net mail (MATRIX - Mail Area 50) now in operation, we have
opened it for use by all NSS members, and NSS members only to send
and receive mail using the NSS BBS. The system is also set up to
receive continuous mail (crash mail). If you need assistance, don't
hesitate to leave a message to Bev Freed.
You may read any messages in the available ECHO areas and enter any
Although our BBS is public, we grant different user privilege
levels, the grades of which are determined by NSS membership,
validation, and the user's sterling behavior. Inactive users
are deleted after 60 days.
There are many file selections. The contents include releases
and articles from NASA, NSS headquarters, NSS chapters, and
contractors. We also provide historical and background
information. In great demand is our own NSS Space Hotline News.
You may request any file listed in the file areas.
As for uploads, we do not require any. Also, uploads are
restricted to NSS officers, their designates, or chapter
members who specifically request upload capability.
Interactive on-line activities are planned for the future.
The NSS BBS gratefully acknowledges the following:
o Stu Turk, SysOp of Sounding Board (412) 363-9937, for his
unfailing attention to detail
o John Vukovic, SysOp of DEC-USER (412) 469-2468, for all his
technical hints, system testing, and encouragement
o Paul Kelly, SysOp of First Sanyo Opus (412) 856-1428, for all his
o Jason Galanter, SysOp of Transwarp (412) 521-6579, for his great
o NASA Spacelink (205) 895-0028, for its public domain material