BepiColombo – Mission to Mercury

Image Credit: ESA artist impression         By: Sarah Cruddas To date only two robotic spacecraft have ever explored the planet Mercury.  The closest planet to our Sun is also the least visited of the inner rocky worlds.  Instead it is often overlooked, in favor of the seemingly more exciting counterparts – Venus, […]

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The Overview Effect for Everybody

Image Credit: NASA         By: Frank White Several years ago, a tabloid newspaper ran a contest offering a chance to travel to Earth orbit for the person who got the most votes on the Internet. I entered and lost, but it set off a train of thought that went like this: “Going […]

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Space for Humanity celebrates World Space Week 2018

Space for Humanity is delighted to be partnering with the World Space Week Association for World Space Week 2018, which runs from October 4-10. The goal is to help celebrate the power of space exploration and the positive benefits that space can have to so many lives across the planet. The theme for 2018, is […]

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Dear Moon

Image Credit: NASA, full moon photographed from Apollo 11 spacecraft (1969)         By: Rachel Lyons Last week, Elon Musk announced the exciting news that Yusaku Maezawa has purchased 6-8 spots on the BFR to circle the moon, with an expected launch date in 2023. The Japanese art collector plans to bring on […]

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Space for Humanity to Partner with the Space Generation Advisory Council to Inspire Future Leaders

Space for Humanity and the Space Generation Advisory Council have announced a long-term partnership to support young space advocates from all over the world in their involvement with Space for Humanity’s ambitious program of sending 10,000 citizen astronauts from around the world into space over the next decade. Space Generation Advisory Council and Space for […]

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The Power of Art from Space

Image Credit: Soviet Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov’s Painting – Near the Moon (1967) By: Sarah Cruddas When we think of space exploration, what comes to mind for many is science. Science and technology and making new discoveries. All of these things are vital. The findings we are making in space are helping us to answer some […]

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Swept Off My Feet

When I was a little boy, I was just swept off my feet by seeing the first robotic missions to the nearby planets and the first expeditions of humans to the Moon. All I wanted to do was to grow up and be a part of all that, humankind’s emergence from our cradle on Earth […]

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Astronomers Without Borders and Space for Humanity Celebrate Global Astronomy Month

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 […]

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The Overview Institute and Space for Humanity Announce Plans to Support Citizen Astronauts

Date: April 10 2018 Space for Humanity and the Overview Institute have announced a long-term partnership to support an ambitious program aiming to send 10,000 citizen astronauts from around the world into space over the next decade. To date fewer than 600 humans have traveled to space. But, imagine a world where anyone, from any […]

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Our First Birthday

Space for Humanity was founded one year ago today on the principle that space can be transformational for our species. Space is many things: a harsh environment, a technical challenge, an investment opportunity, but most of all, it is a paradigm that has the power to unify. It allows humanity to see itself for what […]

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