National Space Society to Honor Isaac Arthur at Its 2020 International Space Development Conference

National Space Society to Honor Isaac Arthur at Its 2020 International Space Development Conference

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by | Mar 2, 2020 | ISDC, NSS Press Releases | 14 comments

The National Space Society (NSS) has named Isaac Arthur as a recipient of NSS’ Space Pioneer Award for Education via Mass Media. Isaac Arthur’s outstanding YouTube channel Science and Futurism with Isaac Arthur (SFIA) presents effective and accurate videos covering a wide array of topics in space, astronomy, bio-medicine and science.

The prestigious award will be presented to Isaac at the Society’s 39th annual International Space Development Conference (ISDC®), to be held in the Dallas area at the at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas-Frisco Hotel and Convention Center on May 30, 2020. NSS invites the public to come meet, interact and learn from Isaac Arthur and attend his award ceremony.

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With a physics degree from Kent State University, Isaac began his YouTube channel, Science and Futurism With Isaac Arthur, in 2012. He started producing science videos for it in 2014. His channel, now with more than 465,000 subscribers, focuses on exploring concepts in science with an emphasis on futurism and space exploration, along with a healthy dose of science fiction. While he explores many concepts and technologies that are far beyond us now, he tries to keep everything inside the bounds of known science or major theories. The video productions are very understandable, reaching a wide audience. In part they emulate author Robert Heinlein who educated people about space while entertaining them. In many of his hundreds of videos, he supports important concepts and goals advocated by the National Space Society, such as space development and settlement, along with Space Solar Power. The videos show our aspirations to think big, while also being practical in the pursuit of goals.

About the Space Pioneer Award


The Pioneer Award consists of a silvery pewter Moon globe cast by the Baker Art Foundry in Placerville, CA, from a sculpture created by well-known astronomical artist Don Davis. The globe, which represents multiple space destinations and goals, sits freely (unattached) on a brass support with a wooden base capped with a black granite inlay, both of which are created by renowned sculptor Michael Hall of Studio Foundry of Driftwood, TX. The brass plaque on the base is created by Art Hall Awards of Austin.

Been listening to Isaac for years. I think I’ve been through his entire YouTube channel 3 or 4 times. Congratulations!

Me too !!!

Isaac has helped my to peacefully drift off to sleep since 2016. I have much appreciation for him.

Major congrats. I’m a fan, your content is just so next-level.

I have a much improved vision of humanity’s future due in large part to SFIA! It’s a joy to see Issac’s efforts rewarded by the same community he tirelessly supports! Thank you Issac!

Isaac Arthur is one of the few people who can casually say – in all seriousness – things like “just nuke a volcano”. He deserves this award!

I love this! It’s very well deserved and it makes me excited that more people will be exposed to Isaac’s talents and his wonderful team.

Congratulations, this is the best thing on the internet today!

Hey Battle! Tate here. Congratulations I’m extremely proud to call myself your brother. You deserve this for so many reasons.

I suggest his show to everyone I meet that likes space and futurism. I watch every Thursday right when it comes out and I rewatch an episode or two every night on my phone at bedtime. Its soothing and calm material I can have good dreams about. Hes replaced David Attenborough as my wife’s favorite thing to listen to at bedtime too. It strengthens my hope in humanity unlike most of the media out there.

Congratulations Isaac! It never ceases to amaze me when I cross over to your site and peruse the concepts that you cover. I am happy to call you a friend!

Very much deserved. Isaac’s channel is handsdown one of the best on youtube not only in terms of content and quality but also community.

Thoroughly deserved!

Mr. Arthur is clearly Super intelligent. His mind is seemingly Encyclopedic. He is definitely rational scientific. In-depth. Realistic. His thoughts are Wide-sweeping. Broad & far-reaching. His ideas are big-pic. Courageous & clear. Range = infinite. His imagination is fact-based. Near-real to science consistent fiction. As an individual he is Life-affirming. Future-confirming. Quite Enlightening & truly Inspiring. Cool name too. Kudos to you.

Well earned and deserved

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