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 Humanity will collaborate in future endeavors, ensuring the possibility of young space leaders having a place in the program, and giving them an outlet to inspire others and influence policy following their flight. In the short term, Space Generation Advisory Council encourages its members to apply to and be considered for Space for Humanity’s program. The long-term vision is one that equips Space for Humanity astronauts with the tools to be unique leaders of our world’s efforts to move forward in space. The goal of the partnerships is to inspire future leaders through Space for Humanity’s mission.
“Space for Humanity is striving towards a future that resonates strongly with the ideals of SGAC,” said Harriet Brettle, Strategic Partnerships co-coordinator of SGAC. “One of the SGAC’s main goals is to provide a dynamic forum in which students and young professionals can expand their knowledge of international space policy issues, build networks and think creatively about the future direction of humanity’s use of space. We are extremely excited to partner with S4H and look forward to bringing spaceflight to students and young professionals around the world.”
“SGAC is a wonderful organization that gives young people the tools to influence policy,” said Rachel Lyons, Director of Strategic Partnerships of Space for Humanity. “The work that is being done shapes both the space sector, and the our civilization’s future. We are honored to have our future astronauts take part in these efforts, and excited about the possibility of having SGAC’s exemplary members join our program.”
As more people go to space and experience the Earth as a whole, individuals and their communities will gain a global perspective. This will shape and influence future policy and allow humanity to move forward into the cosmos.
About Space Generation Advisory Council:
The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) is an international organization that represents university students and young professionals to the United Nations, space agencies, industry, and academia. The SGAC network of members, volunteers and alumni has grown to more than 13 000 members representing more than 150 countries.
SGAC is a global organization and works through its national and regional ambassadors to organize events on both a global and local level. SGAC also runs numerous project groups, provides scholarships and professional development opportunities for its members, and has Permanent Observer status with the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
This international network is the largest and most diverse of its kind, and constantly growing.
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.