Chicago Society for Space Studies Photo Gallery

Welcome to our photo gallery. Click the individual pictures below to view the larger version and read the caption.


CSSS Vice President  Jim Plaxco accepts the NSS Chapter Award for Public Outreach from National Space Society Vice President for Chapters Arthur Smith at the International Space Development Conference in Los Angeles, California May 6, 2006.
The National Space Society booth at the 2002 World Space Congress. Left to right: CSSS Jim Plaxco, Larry Ahearn, Bruce MacKenzie, Marianne Dyson.
Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols and Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin at a special NSS presentation at the 2002 World Space Congress.
NSA member Charlie Klingel, CSSS member Brian Szymanski, CSSS speaker Jim Plaxco at NSA Astronomy Day at Harper College.
Northern Illinois Space Advocacy President Jim Plaxco presenting the president of Harper College with a $500 donation towards the construction of an observatory on behalf of Chicago area NSS members and chapters. NISA subsequently merged with CSSS.
Left to right: Phil Boyce, astronaut Dr. Loren Acton, Jim Plaxco, Bill Schmid, cosmonaut Colonel Yuri Victorovich Romanenko, David White, Joe Redfield, Jeffrey Liss, Bill Higgins, Melissa Bodeau, and Larry Ahearn October 10, 1989 at the Northeastern Illinois University Distinguished Lectureship Series event where cosmonaut Colonel Yuri Victorovich Romanenko and astronaut Dr. Loren Acton spoke on U.S./Soviet cooperation in space exploration and development.
CSSS Moon Base Project construction image - forming lunar craters.
CSSS Moon Base Project construction image - forming lunar craters.
A spacesuit onstage at the Music Institute of Chicago's Blast Off concert - Sept. 2007
The Blast Off concert underway - performed by the Music Institute of Chicago Orchestra - Sept. 2007
CSSS' Jim Plaxco providing narration to the Blast Off concert  - performed by the Music Institute of Chicago Orchestra - Sept. 2007
CSSS' Jim Plaxco narrating the Blast Off concert  performed by the Music Institute of Chicago Orchestra - Sept. 2007
Megan, from the Music Institute of Chicago, posing with a spacesuit at the Blast Off concert - Sept. 2007.
Trying a space helmet on for size at the Music Institute of Chicago Blast Off Concert - Sept. 2007

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