Together with our connections we create synergy and aim “to make a difference”.
Mars Society Australia (MSA) is an incorporated non-profit organisation. It is part of a worldwide movement, and its goals include Mars exploration advocacy and research, and encouraging Australian participation in planetary sciences and engineering in education, industry and government.
Our goal is to facilitate the creation of a globally inclusive and diverse network of professionals, researchers, entrepreneurs and students, linked by the common theme of the human presence in Space and other Extreme Environments.
Our aim is to promote and conduct technological and scientific research and development, education and outreach initiatives, and innovative and entrepreneurial projects to advance and disseminate the creation of new knowledge for the benefit of humankind, both in Space and on Earth.
Our focus is broad, considering governments, industry, academia and the general public, for we are all stakeholders in the future of scientific advance.Our areas are: Space Life Sciences – Aviation Medicine & Aerospace Physiology – Human Physiology in Extreme Environments – Telemedicine and Digital Health.
The Jus Ad Astra project is a legal project focused upon the analysis, development, and adoption of human rights values and principles across outer space for the benefit of humanity. The project seeks the development of an authoritative international treatise clarifying the fundamental legal principles and human rights applicable to current and future human activities across the final frontier.
The One Giant Leap Australia Foundation is a Not For Profit Organisation whose purpose is to advance STEM education and careers. We provide life changing opportunities for students and educators to develop and build their knowledge and understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Our vastly engaging educational programs about space science, technology and exploration are unique, equitable and diverse. The Foundation is an agile and flexible organisation that connects government with industry, innovation and the community. We are making the impossible possible.
- Chris Piper is founder and CEO of TorqAid – www.torqaid.com, a global humanitarian consultancy. He has worked in international development in Bangladesh, Somalia, Cambodia, Tonga, and Vanuatu for a mixture of NGOs, UNDP and the Australian Government; as well as in Melbourne, London and Brussels for NGOs. Separately, he has carried out multiple humanitarian consultancies across the Asian-Pacific, Eastern and Southern African, and Southern European regions. He is a qualified adult educator and teacher, and lectures at university; teaches at school; and facilitates TorqAid accredited Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) workshops and online courses. He also produces a variety of practical material for global humanitarian and development practitioners. Chris is the Global Humanitarian Advisor for the ad astra vita project.
What is the Role of SIAA? The Space Industry Association of Australia (SIAA) is a nationwide organisation formed to promote the growth of the Australian space sector. By formulating national policies and strategies, SIAA speaks with authority and credibility on behalf of its members on issues connected with the development of the Australian space industry. What services does SIAA provide? SIAA takes a leading role in advising government on behalf of the space industry. Through a program of meetings and other communications, SIAA consults with its members to devise policies to support the development of the Australian space industry and is active in promoting commercial, industrial and research opportunities for its members nationally and internationally.
SpaceconneX has the purpose of innovating the science, systems, tools and technologies needed to build self-sustaining and prosperous human communities beyond the Earth — even as we apply those tools and knowledge to protect Earth. Solving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals agenda.
The Space4Women Show aims to facilitate and promote the integration of the space sector with other sectors, by facilitating collaboration and partnership between the private and public sectors, academic institutions, research and development centres in the field of utilization.
- TorqAid (www.torqaid.com), is a global humanitarian consultancy offering services in consultancy/advisory work, training, and research.
Angelo Vermeulen is a space researcher, biosystems engineer, biologist and artist. He works on bio-inspired concepts for interstellar exploration at Delft University of Technology, bringing together a variety of disciplines. Since 2009 he has been collaborating with the European Space Agency’s MELiSSA program on biological life support. In 2013 he became the first crew commander of the NASA-funded HI-SEAS Mars simulation program in Hawai’i. Vermeulen co-founded SEADS (Space Ecologies Art and Design), an international transdisciplinary collective of artists, scientists, engineers, and activists. In 2019 SEADS received the International Award for Public art and launched its first artwork to the International Space Station. Vermeulen has been (guest) faculty at several universities across Europe, the US, and Southeast Asia.
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~ Image of the Perseverance rover from https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-30/nasa-launches-mars-rover-perseverance-space/12509912.