Dr. Jim Pass received his Ph.D. in sociology in 1991 from the University of Southern California (USC) with a specialty in deviance. He became increasingly uninterested about the topic as he neared graduation. Being interested in both sociology and space exploration, he put the two together after reading Allen Tough’s web article entitled “Positive Consequences of SETI Before Detection” in which he made a comment about creating something called social astronomy or astrosociology. Dr. Pass immediately purchased the domain, Astrosociology.com and began the eight-month long development of the definition and purview of astrosociology. He is currently working full time toward the development of astrosociology; serves as consultant to 4Frontiers Corporation and on the editorial board of the journal Astropolitics. Progress in the development of astrosociology remains strong, though uneven due to the indifference and criticism of many of the entrenched leaders of the sociological community (who happen to control the national organization, the American Sociological Association (ASA)). Nevertheless, the Pacific Sociological Association (PSA), a large western regional organization, has allowed for two sessions. One session is strictly a panel comprised of astrosociological papers (including one by Dr. Albert Harrison). The second session will present Kathleen Connell’s film about the legacy of the Apollo program followed by a discussion. A third session, chaired by Dr. Marilyn Dudley-Rowley, will include a paper about the importance of bringing space into social science classrooms. Within the space community, we were successful in establishing the Astrosociology Working Group (AWG) within the AIAA. Kathleen and Marilyn were recent guests on The Space Show and are members of the AWG. Dr. Pass’ mission is to bring the social sciences into the space age (kicking and screaming) in an organized form that makes formal collaboration with the space community possible for the benefit of space exploration.