We Are the Future of Space Exploration
We are a unique team of government officials, scientists, business professionals and educators with decades of experience in identifying innovative ways for international space exploration that is cost effective. Our organization launched with the backing of the Japanese Leadership Council in 1990 under the common mission of coming up with ways to make space exploration more affordable and eco-friendly use of resources. For example, one major debate that has been going on for the last few decades, is whether to continue sending human astronauts or robots into space. So far, the robots have been found to be more cost-effective due to the vulnerability of exposure risks in human beings.
Our projects are done on an individual basis by each team. They focus on everything from advancing communications to improved uses of renewable energy. Our other main mission is to interconnect the government, universities and private sectors in both the U.S. and Japan in order to catalyze cost-effective and improved means of space exploration. So far, the robotic missions have been found to be significantly more favorable, however, we never neglect manned missions, either. We can’t tell when something that will accommodate humans as well as robots may come along.
The shuttle era in the U.S. has come to an end and so far, Japan possesses the latest rocket and satellite uses. Their programs emphasize peaceful uses of space and are currently in the middle of planning human spaceflights. What’s next in space exploration is difficult to tell for sure but one thing is certain. When it comes to space exploration, while we can look back and appreciate the doors that our historical space flights open, the only way we can afford to go now is forward. The 1960’s saw its own progression in change and it’s only inevitable that the 21st century will see many of its own.