Meta-examination of the Interplanetary Initiative

Meta-examination of the Interplanetary Initiative

What are the different ways of coordinating resources in support of the exploration and use of interplanetary space?

We examined one of those paths as represented by ASU’s Interplanetary Initiative. We built from interviews with Interplanetary members across all levels of the organization, and drew on numerous hours of participant observation in meetings and social interactions within Interplanetary and the broader space community. The first phase of the project focused on examining the culture, structure, and strategy of the Initiative as they relate to its overall mission of, “Helping humanity prepare for its space futures.” Additionally, a process of mapping the Initiative within the broader network of global space-related organizations has begun.

Key accomplishments

  • Completed an executive summary of the Interplanetary Initiative.

Project contact: 

Kevin Corley

Funding years:


Team members

Kevin Corley

ASU W.P. Carey School of Business

Project lead

Timiebi Aganaba

ASU School for the Future of Innovation in Society

Dan Gruber

​​​​​​​ASU School of Human Evolution and Social Change