National Security Space Institute


The National Security Space Institute (NSSI) was created in 2004 under Air Force Space Command to provide space education and training to Air Force space professionals and the broader National Security Space community. Under Air Force Space Command, the NSSI's Space Professional School educated space professionals by providing Professional Continuing Education (PCE), and its Space Operations School provided advanced systems training, fundamentals courses, and pre-deployment training. In 2009, the Space Professional School retained the " NSSI" title and realigned under Air University's Eaker Center for Professional Development the Space Operations School was renamed the Advanced Space Operations School (ASOpS) and realigned under Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Air, Space and Cyberspace Operations (A3). In 2016, the NSSI realigned under the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT).

Approximately 800 space professionals attend Space 200 and 300 each year, and the NSSI reaches out to other military institutions to promote space education across DoD.

The NSSI and ASOpS jointly reside in a learning facility dedicated and named after General (Ret) Thomas S. Moorman called: " The Moorman Space Education and Training Center (SETC)"


Educating and inspiring visionary space leaders of today and tomorrow.

Provide the responsive and relevant professional continuing education component of DoD space professional development.