Welcome to the New Site!

posted Aug 31, 2013, 11:37 AM by Nicholas Kutac

The layout of the previous site has been modified to better display information about what AEXM has been up to. Please excuse our dust as we continue to revamp the site in the coming days and weeks. 

Updates should occur more frequently, so please check back often or subscribe to our stream.

Entrepreneurs can Change the World

posted Aug 31, 2013, 11:35 AM by Nicholas Kutac


[Video courtesy of GrasshopperGroup]

First Earth Rise Taken

posted Aug 30, 2013, 8:04 PM by Nicholas Kutac   [ updated Aug 31, 2013, 10:34 AM ]


[Image courtesy of NASA]

Shoulders of Giants

posted Aug 30, 2013, 8:02 PM by Nicholas Kutac   [ updated Aug 31, 2013, 10:33 AM ]

Just over a hundred years ago, in 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright, two bicycle crafters from Dayton Ohio, stood on a small beach in North Carolina and watched their dreams come alive as the first airplane in human history took flight. For the first time in the short history of humanity, man had left the surface of the Earth driven by his Ingenuity and Creativity. Powered flight was no longer beyond our grasp. 
Sixty-six short years later, in 1969, four brave men sat in a rocket on a launch platform. Ready to again expand the once impossible horizon and set out for the Moon. Four days later, the first man in human history set foot on the Moon.

Human history is full of firsts. Acts of Bravery and Courage once thought to be impossible. We live in unprecedented times. Men and women across the globe attempt the impossible and achieve it time and time again. What once took generations, can now be done in years. The future is no longer beyond us, we've discovered that together nothing is impossible and everything is possible.

The future is determined by the character of those who make it. We must build the future we want to live in. This future is full of potential, and unlimited possibilities. It is a spectacular place. It is a place where space flights into orbit are as everyday and common as plane flight. A place where a voyages to Mars and beyond are as commonplace as a cruise to the Caribbean.

A whole universe is open to humanity and like the explorers and innovators of the past, we must stand on what our forefathers have done and reach beyond. Explorers like Columbus, the Wright Brothers, and Neil Armstrong still inspire us today because they dared to push the envelope...to attempt the "impossible".

This organization, Astral Exploration and Manufacturing (AEXM) has been established to organize the world's science, develop technologies, and promote interest in science and engineering, with the intent of constructing and maintaining the first large-scale interplanetary space ship. 

This project, and everything it embodies and entails, will require persistence and commitment most of all, and we have great optimism that hope, inspiration, and the wonder within the human spirit will prevail to create a better future than we could possibly imagine.

Space...the Final Frontier

posted Aug 30, 2013, 7:57 PM by Nicholas Kutac   [ updated Aug 31, 2013, 10:39 AM ]

Going to space has always been for the whole of humanity. To the leaders, the critics, and the politicians of the world it’s been about prestige and power; but to the people doing it. To the engineers, the scientists, the astronauts, and the cosmonauts, it’s about exploration. It's about triumph, not for their country, but for the world as a whole. A voyage for the whole of humanity, for all the people of our pale blue dot.
Yuri Gagarin on the launch pad of the first ever manned orbital flight.

Пойдем - Yuri Gagarin (Let's go!)

Neil Armstrong as he left the relative safety of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module and set foot on the moon.

That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind - Neil Armstrong

This organization, this family, exists to further that voyage. To push into the bold unknown not for our country, but for humanity as a whole. For the generations of scientists, engineers, and explorers that will take our places. We exist to carry on the spirit of innovation, and betterment of mankind not only in space, but here on Earth. To do our part to make life better for all peoples.

Remember when you were a kid, and everything was possible? What changed? You grew up? You "matured"? No, nothing has changed, everything is still possible with hard work, and persistence. Never ever let anyone tell you different. Because the future is far to important to leave to chance. We stand on a precipice as a people. Will the future be filled with hate, pain, war, and despair; or will we as a people, as a planet; decide to take the road less traveled and band together not only as a nation, as a tribe, or a community, but as a planet. A single human planet. Only we can decide. The future is built by the character of those who make it, and we can make it bright for everyone.

You can change the world...one small step at a time.

Upcoming Site Changes

posted Aug 30, 2013, 7:55 PM by Nicholas Kutac   [ updated Aug 30, 2013, 7:55 PM ]

In the coming weeks, www.aexm.org will be upgraded to a fresh new website with more material and a more dynamic feed of space-related current events. The new site will maintain the current URL, but will be more visual appealing and informative.

See you on the other side!

The 100 Year Star Ship Proposal

posted Jun 27, 2012, 10:03 PM by Nicholas Kutac   [ updated Aug 31, 2013, 10:50 AM ]


News Announcement from 100yss.org

The 100 Year Starship™ Study is an effort seeded by DARPA to develop a viable and sustainable model for persistent, long-term, private-sector investment into the myriad of disciplines needed to make long-distance space travel practicable and feasible. The genesis of this study is to foster a rebirth of a sense of wonder among students, academia, industry, researchers and the general population to consider "why not" and to encourage them to tackle whole new classes of research and development related to all the issues surrounding long duration, long distance spaceflight. DARPA contends that the useful, unanticipated consequences of such research will have benefit to the Department of Defense and to NASA, as well as the private and commercial sector. This endeavor will require an understanding of questions such as: how do organizations evolve and maintain focus and momentum for 100 years or more; what models have supported long term technology development; what resources and financial structures have initiated and sustained prior settlements of "new worlds?" DARPA is supported in this effort by NASA Ames Research Center, who will act as the execution agent on DARPA's behalf.

The Endurance Project's Involvement 

The Endurance Project is highly interested in the planning and conception of the 100 Year Starship organization. We have submitted a response to the DARPA Request for Information (RFI) and will be giving a talk on the important role vision, motivation, and internal culture play in the lasting survival of an organization at the first ever 100YSS Symposium being held September 30 to October 2 in Orlando, Florida.


Request for information (RFI) 

Endurance Project Response to RFI

Symposium Paper Submission

A Century and Beyond

Symposium Presentation Submission

A Century and Beyond Presentation

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