CITIZEN ASTRONAUT PROGRAM:
- Space for Humanity is a non-profit organization with the mission to send 10,000 citizen astronauts to space over the next 10 years.
- We are seeking diverse individuals from all around the world to become passionate representatives of humanity. Anyone, from any walk of life, can apply!
- If accepted to become a citizen astronaut, you will receive all-expenses paid global leadership training, physical and psychological astronaut training, and a trip to space with Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, World View, or another commercial spaceflight carrier.
- During the flight, it is our hope that you will experience the Overview Effect: the cognitive shift in awareness that occurs when an Earth-bound human gazes down upon our planet from space, seeing as if for the first time the oneness and beauty of Earth as our true home.
- Astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect report that this perspective of awe and wonder is fundamentally life-changing, unlike any other. Once you are given the opportunity to experience this new perspective, your mission is to share it with others.
- Upon return, you will fulfill a Social Impact Ambassadorship with Space for Humanity for one year following your spaceflight, telling the world about your experience, why space matters, and implement a global social-impact project of your design. Space for Humanity will help equip you with the tools and resources to carry out your unique ambassadorship.
“Humanity must rise above the earth, to the top of the atmosphere and beyond. For only then will we understand the world in which we live.” – Socrates