The Alliance for Space Development is comprised of organizations dedicated to make settlement and development a clearly defined part of why we are sending humans into space.
Founding Executive Members
National Space Society
The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent, educational, grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. NSS is widely acknowledged as an important citizen’s voice on space. NSS has over 50 chapters in the United States and around the world. NSS’s vision is people living and working in thriving communities beyond the Earth, and the use of the vast resources of space for the dramatic betterment of humanity.
Space Frontier Foundation
The Space Frontier Foundation is an organization of people dedicated to opening the Space Frontier to human settlement as rapidly as possible. Our goals include protecting the Earth’s fragile biosphere and creating a freer and more prosperous life for each generation by using the unlimited energy and material resources of space. Our purpose is to unleash the power of free enterprise and lead a united humanity permanently into the Solar System.
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The Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit nongovernmental organization dedicated to encouraging scientific advancements while helping humanity survive existential risks and possible misuse of increasingly powerful technologies, including genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and robotics/AI, as we move towards the Singularity.
The Mars Foundation
To inspire the next generation of explorers through astounding new STEM projects & research initiatives. The mission of the Mars Homestead Project is to design, fund, build and operate the first permanent settlement on Mars. The initial goal for the Mars Homestead Project is to identify the core technologies needed for an economical, growing Mars Base built primarily with local materials. Efforts will then be focused on prototype projects of increasing sophistication. These could include the selection of existing equipment which could be used on Mars, or the construction of prototypes of new equipment. These steps will lead the Mars Foundation to the establishment of an entire simulated Mars settlement at a location here on Earth, which will serve as a research and outreach center.
The Mars Society
The purpose of the Mars Society is to further the exploration and settlement of the Red Planet. We will accomplish this through: (1) Public outreach fostering Mars pioneers; (2) Worldwide support for government-funded Mars research and exploration; (3) Private-enterprise Mars exploration and settlement.
Starting small, with hitchhiker payloads on government-funded missions, we intend to use the credibility such activities engenders to mobilize larger resources, further enabling private robotic missions and ultimately human exploration and settlement of Mars.
Space Development Foundation
The Space Development Foundation (SDF), is a non-profit private entity focused on advocating, orchestrating, and assisting in the implementation of technology development work which fosters space development in earnest. SDF works directly and indirectly providing support to programs and projects conducted by established public charities, as well as fostering innovative public/private partnerships through independent actions in support of it’s mission.
Space Development Steering Committee
For close to 40 years, the space community has been developing new dreams, new schemes for making life a multiplanetary project — for taking ecosystems and you, me, and our children into permanent homes in space. The Space Development Steering Committee is dedicated to making those private visions public. And The Space Development Steering Committee is dedicated to giving a vast new frontier to the grand experiment of life, to the family of DNA. Founder of the Space Development Steering Committee is Howard Bloom, author of six books, a former visiting scholar at NYU’s Graduate Psychology Department, and a former Core Faculty Member at the Graduate Institute.
Space Tourism Society
We set the vision: Imagine floating in zero gravity while gazing at our beautiful planet Earth majestically rolling by your view port. Millions of people from around the world would love to have such a wonderful life-enhancing experience. Founded in 1996, the Space Tourism Society is the first organization specifically focused on the space tourism industry.
Our mission: To conduct the research, build public desire, and acquire the financial and political power to make space tourism available to as many people as possible as soon as possible.
Students of the Exploration and Development of Space
SEDS is an independent, student-based organization which promotes the exploration and development of space. SEDS pursues this mission by educating people about the benefits of space, by supporting a network of interested students, by providing an opportunity for members to develop their leadership skills, and inspiring people through our involvement in space-related projects. SEDS believes in a space-faring civilization and that focusing the enthusiasm of young people is the key to our future in space.
Students on Capitol Hill
We are a team of students that take concerns in our fields from a college student perspective onto Capitol Hill. We conduct research on key bills being reviewed in both the House of Representatives and in the Senate, then create key items to advocate for or against. We also arrange meetings with key leaders in the field. We believe that taking interest now in securing funding and removing issues within our future industries will make for better careers and help the greater good.
Tea Party in Space
The mission of Tea Party in Space is to educate and engage the American people and their elected representatives in applying the core principles of fiscal responsibility, limited government, and free markets to the rapid and permanent expansion of American civilization into the space frontier, focusing on strategies for privatization, deregulation, and appropriate technology development partnerships between government institutions and the private sector.
Texas Space Alliance
The Texas Space Alliance is about Texans who demand a better future for our children. One based on our frontier heritage and built on the concept that we all have the right stuff! The Texas Space Alliance was formed in 2011 to begin the transformation of Texas into the world’s leader in space, building on our heritage and projecting that heritage into our future.
Goal: For Texas to become the world leader in the opening, exploration and development of space.
Vision: Texas will be the launching point for the opening of the space frontier, home to a new and vibrant space enterprise which will propel us not just to the forefront of technology and education, but into space itself.
Mission: To support a new Texas space industry and culture encompassing all aspects of space – including scientific, educational, governmental and commercial.