Astronomers without Borders and Space for Humanity have announced the beginning of an exciting partnership. Both non-profits are committed to the exploration of space as a powerful means of unifying humanity. The organizations are accomplishing this via their own means, and they have joined together to work toward this common goal.
Astronomers Without Borders unites communities around the world using a broad range of astronomy programs that celebrate their motto: One People One Sky. Community-based programs highlight that our commonalities are greater than our differences, and their message is communicated through arts and culture programs, bringing art and science together. Astronomers without Borders signature event is Global Astronomy Month, the world’s largest celebration of astronomy, held each April.
“This is a natural partnership,” says Mike Simmons, Founder and President of Astronomers Without Borders. “Astronomers Without Borders uses astronomy to connect people around the world and create a sense of oneness on our planet. Space for Humanity’s citizen astronauts will bring a new perspective on the global nature of humanity that will really add to our programs. Whether looking into space or traveling there to look back we are One People, One Sky.”
The diversity of the Astronomers without Borders program creates a unique partnership with Space for Humanity,” says Dylan Taylor, Space for Humanity Founder. “We are focused on creating a range of avenues for our citizen astronauts to share their experience upon their return from space. Through this partnership, our astronauts will share their story with their communities, bringing people together and looking at the stars.”
Space for Humanity is now accepting applications on their website for individuals excited about the opportunity of going to space. Space for Humanity’s goal is to sponsor individuals from around the globe on commercial space flights, democratizing and diversifying the space industry.
About Astronomers without Borders:
Astronomers without Borders brings the world together to share our passion of astronomy and the wonders of the universe. Astronomers without Borders has a range of projects and programs. Their observing projects bring people together through shared activities. Support projects allow those in developed countries to share with others. Online programs allow for remote observing.
Astronomers without Borders believes that through the process of looking outward together, we learn about each other, creating lasting bonds, regardless of country or culture. It is this bond between people the Astronomers without Borders is working to foster.
About Space for Humanity:
Space for Humanity is a non-profit organization, founded in 2017, which aims to democratize access to space. Space for Humanity’s commitment is to help 10,000 global citizens experience the Overview Effect, the cognitive shift in awareness which happens when astronauts see our Earth from space.
The crews selected for missions will be both diverse and uniquely qualified to share their experiences with their broader communities and the world. Space for Humanity believes that through group experience and a diverse selection process, this can help many more people understand the positive value of space exploration and why we must look after Spaceship Earth.