• To imagine, to strive, to discover is fundamental to our humanity

Our Mission

Today, space is a realm for heroes. But our new Sputnik moment could be a recognition of our mutual fragility as citizens of this small blue planet. We can forge an alternative future, and our cooperation can provide a blueprint for a commonality of purpose that eludes us in our terrestrial endeavors. To do that, we must create the future of humans in space.

Generate Support

We must create a viable path to space through full modernization and socialization of technology.

Create a New Model

We must maximize the creative potential of our workforce by building a radical new model for education.

Humanize Space

Everyone should be able to imagine themselves, or their children, living and working in space.

  • How do we make the space experience and data available to the public?

  • How can we better connect robotic and human exploration?

  • What steps in the development of space hardware need modern user experience design?

  • What legal, political, social norms will govern human exploration?

  • Will we all be humans in the future?

  • How do we make the space narrative harmonious with sustainability on Earth?

  • How do we make the space narrative harmonious with sustainability on Earth?

  • What is the business model for interplanetary exploration?

  • How do we galvanize public/private support to make this happen?

  • Why are we doing this?

  • What does past exploration teach us about future exploration?

  • How best do we train NASA administrators and staff to communicate with extraterrestrial life?

Our Approach

First, we must constellate teams to create a positive and practical path to space and build a framework for the organization of an extraterrestrial society. Second, we must maximize the creative potential of our workforce by building a radical new model for education that gives students the tools and the agency to answer questions we have yet to imagine.

Finally, we must humanize space, familiarize it, and make it feel more possible. Space will play an integral role in humanity’s future in terms of both research and resources. Therefore, everyone should be able to imagine themselves, or their children, living and working in space.

We need to produce a critical mass of people who:

  • 1

    Are attracted to the unknown

  • 2

    Know how to ask good questions

  • 3

    Are willing to pursue answers with fractional steps of progress

  • 4

    Know how to be leaders and build teams

Our Partners

Interplanetary is a pan-university initiative involving hundreds of faculty and thousands of students through research in the classroom. To reach our goals we need to connect with the private sector, with government, with the public, and with other learning institutions. Please let us know if you are interested in connecting.