ASU Interplanetary Initiative

How would we create an extraterrestrial society? The ASU Interplanetary Initiative is led by Lindy T. Elkins-Tanton, the director of ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration and NASA Psyche Mission P.I., and Involves hundreds of faculty and thousands of students. 

This pan-university effort works to imagine and humanize space, build collaborations with public, private section, institutional and governmental partners, and seeks to create new models for education look forward to address questions that have yet to be imagined. 

"Humanity’s future in space is inevitable. To get there, we must create a critical mass of people who are attracted to the unknown, seek out unsolved problems, and are willing and able to find solutions."