Mission Statement and Core Values

Mission Statement

The Mission of the International Institute for Astronautical Science is to provide a high-value, immersive education within culturally-diverse operational environments that enable professional citizen-science research promoting multi-national space exploration, science literacy, and the equitable and peaceful uses of outer space. We embrace three core values:

Core Values

1

Democratizing Science

IIAS is a citizen-science organization that relies on private participation and funding in addition to traditional public funding sources to conduct and communicate science. IIAS strives to provide high-value, immersive educational services that enable peer-reviewed publishable science while communicating science to a global audience. The majority of IIAS research is privately funded through sponsorships and foundations.

2

International Stewardship

Understanding our shared global environment and laying seeds to be multi-planetary species are highly international objectives and IIAS embraces its diversity as an international organization. As of 2020, IIAS has students originating from 46 different nations.

3

Empowering All Communities

We believe that global issues demand a global response. We encourage and embrace everyone to participate in the process of conducting, publishing, and communicating science. IIAS sponsors outreach programs serving under-represented minorities in science including: the PoSSUM 13, Out Astronaut, and Space for all Nations.

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