Al Anzaldua has been actively promoting the National Space Society for over 25 years. He was formerly President of the Tucson L5 Space Society for multiple years, board member of Moon Society, and an NSS Region 3 Board Director. And currently serves as NSS International Relations Coordinator and Vice Chair of the NSS International Committee, as well as President of the Tucson Chapter.
He serves as board member of the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association, and docent for the Planetary Science Institute. As a long-time space development advocate, he has had multiple appearances on TV, radio, and in person, and continues giving talks & exhibitions that advocate for settling the Moon, Mars, and in orbiting/rotating habitats. He is the author of numerous published articles in the Miner’s Manifesto, To the Stars International Quarterly, The Space Review, and other outlets on space advocacy cooperation, space-based solar power, orbital debris remediation, and strategies for sustainable cislunar/lunar/Mars PhD settlement.
He is also a retired U.S. diplomat, with an educational background in science and international studies, with a Masters degree in Latin American Studies. He worked for 16 years with the Foreign Service of the U.S. State Department where he carried out diplomatic and science-related work, primarily in Latin American and Caribbean countries, including positions as Consular Officer, Economics Officer, and Science and Environment Officer.