A Community Committed to Discovery
Space-based science is a cornerstone for investigating profound questions of our existence and destiny. Generating extraordinary discoveries—whether roving Mars or finding new planets, there is an incredible amount to learn. By flying space missions with compelling science goals, our organization advances science and broadens engagement for future space exploration.
The BoldlyGo team is also dedicated to building a community that provides opportunities for citizens across the globe to take part in these discoveries.
Project Blue is a small space telescope to be launched into low-Earth orbit. Its coronagraphic camera will search for and photograph exoplanets in the habitable zones around the two Sun-like stars in Alpha Centauri, potentially capturing the first “pale blue dot” image other than Earth.
The TropSat mission is Improving near term weather forecasts and elevating confidence in longer term climate change predictions by observing and measuring the evolution of a category of large scale storm systems that develop in the global maritime tropics.
SCIM will return the first samples of Martian materials to Earth without the complexity and risk of landing, and at a fraction of the cost. As the first round trip mission to Mars, SCIM will break new ground, and set the stage for future visits to Mars by humans.
The Urgency of Discovery
The progress of scientific discovery and exploration is a flame that burns brightly in our society and underlies our prosperity.
As scientists, engineers and explorers committed to advancing human knowledge and civilization, we are compelled to make this effort to open new paths to discovery, to achieve historic firsts in our quest to understand and explore the cosmos, to generate new opportunities for innovation and efficiency in spacecraft development, to expand the pool of resources available for space science beyond the government coffers, and to create new levels of public access and engagement in scientific research from space—and to do these things as soon as possible!