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By the time you read this, I will have celebrated my 41st anniversary as a member of the American Nuclear Society. In thinking about this time, I find myself realizing that I have never been part of anything else (besides my immediate family) for as long. I joined ANS when I started graduate school and have been an active member ever since. In that time, I have worked for several employers, been active in other professional and social organizations, lived in four different states, and worked on projects that have taken me all over the world—but my ties to ANS and the people I have met here have been the most influential I have ever known. In thinking about this, I can only come to one conclusion: there is something special about ANS. Is it the technology? The people? For me, it is both.
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NETS 2011 contains 87 full papers with the following topics of interest: missions and architectures, fission power and propulsion, radioisotope power systems, nuclear thermal propulsion, and advanced concepts. There was also an opening plenary, a plenary session on "Science Missions Enabled by Nuclear Power and Propulsion," and a special session on "Addressing the Non-Technical Challenges of Developing Space Nuclear Technology: Navigating the World of Politics and Policy."