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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Foundation for the Future
From space transportation to space workforce education, we are the bridge between civil space and federal policy; creating an ecosystem of commerce for companies, innovators, and leaders who are building the future of America.
The International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC) promotes the development, construction and operation of a Space Elevator (SE) Infrastructure as a revolutionary and efficient way to space for all humanity. Space Elevators are the Green Road to Space while they enable humanity’s most important missions by moving massive tonnage to GEO and beyond.
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.
The Moon Society seeks to inspire and involve people from all over the world and from all walks of life in the continued study and exploration of the Moon with the goal of accelerating the day when there will be civilian settlements on the Moon, making use of local resources through private enterprise both to support the pioneers themselves and to help alleviate Earth’s stubborn energy and environmental problems.
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.
The Space Development Network
The Space Development Network (SDN) is a free-to-join space advocacy organization seeking to see humanity’s first off-Earth settlement established ASAP. Upon registering, SDN members join into working groups to voluntarily work on the various aspects of our Plan for Sustainable Space Development (PSSD). The working groups organize space advocate level projects intended to illustrate or demonstrate different aspects of space development. SDN collaborates with other space advocacy organizations to help organize their members in support of projects of mutual interest. We also participate in policy advocacy efforts on our own and in collaboration with other space advocacy organizations.
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 for Humanity is a non-profit organization whose mission is to send 10,000 citizen astronauts to space over the next 10 years. Space for Humanity is leveraging the power of space to improve humanity for our world by providing an experience that will expand an individual’s perspective on what it means to be a human on earth. Through group experience, and through a diverse selection process, Space for Humanity hopes to help take our species forward into a brighter future.
Space Force Association
The Space Force Association (SFA) is the only independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves as a professional military association whose sole focus is supporting the United States Space Force, United States Space Command, and national and allied spacepower. Its core functions are to research, inform, and advocate to achieve superior spacepower by shaping a Space Force that provides credible deterrence in competition, dominant capability in combat, and professional services for all partners. In addition, the SFA has an essential function to provide support for the men and women of the U.S. Space Force, and their families. Membership is open to both military and civilians.
Space Renaissance USA
Space Renaissance USA, Inc., (SRI-US) is an open-membership volunteer organization that is dedicated to promoting U.S. leadership of private industry led human expansion into extraterrestrial space, the Moon and planets, by facilitating a change in U.S. public perception and government policy towards space travel.
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.