Apply for an All-expense-paid Trip to Space with Space for Humanity!
Deadline: November 15, 2019
Space for Humanity is accepting applications for an all-expenses-paid journey to experience the Overview Effect – a cognitive shift in worldview that occurs to astronauts when they experience the Earth from Space. They will partner with all available launch providers to offer global citizens sub-orbital spaceflights.
Space for Humanity is a nonprofit organization founded to create a positive social impact on the world. They begin by enabling global citizens from all backgrounds to become astronauts – Citizen Astronauts – offering the opportunity to experience the cognitive shift in worldview that occurs when seeing the Earth from space.
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As a part of the program, Citizen Astronauts will participate in leadership and communication training, using their experience to forward an impact venture aligned with one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Following the spaceflight experience, Citizen Astronauts will serve as Social Impact Ambassadors for one year in fulfillment of their venture – in their home country and beyond.
What are Space For Humanity’s plans?
They will select citizens from around the world to travel to space as soon as flights are commercially available. Space for Humanity hopes to send groups on suborbital flights by 2021, to Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) by 2024, the Moon by 2032, and Mars by 2040. Each mission will consist of a small group with 5-8 individuals, depending on the flight carrier. The crews selected for our missions will be both diverse and uniquely qualified to share their experiences with their broader communities and the world at large.
Space For Humanity believes that through group experience and a diverse selection process, we can do our small part to help take our species forward into a brighter future.
How does the program work?
6-8 months before the flight, each Citizen Astronaut will go through a week long training program which will include physical and psychological training for the spaceflight itself, as well as a leadership training program where each person will develop their own social impact program. The capstone of the leadership training is the flight experience itself.
Each Citizen Astronaut will experience the profundity of the overview effect, setting everything that the astronauts learned in stone. Immediately following their spaceflight, each astronaut will carry out a year long ambassadorship in their local community and beyond. This is a vital portion of our program — it is about social impact.
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Speak English.
- Have a passion for humanity and a desire to positively impact the world.
The application is online and the process is expected to take most applicants 60-90 minutes to complete.
The application includes 4 sections.
- Basic Information
- Video Application or Written Application
- Social Impact
- Assessments for Research
For more information, visit Space for Humanity.