The mission of Enterprise In Space (EIS) is to motivate students everywhere to reach for the stars. EIS will design, engineer, build, launch, a spacecraft named NSS Enterprise containing over 100 student experiments. This program will demonstrate and pioneer new technologies while inspiring and encouraging space enterprise, and is a tribute to the many great visionaries of science and science fiction. EIS will engage and inspire the next generation – all ages and walks of life – by igniting a renewed interest in space exploration and development.
What we will do:
- CELEBRATE A POSITIVE VISION OF HUMANITY’S FUTURE ON EARTH AND IN SPACE
- DESIGN, LAUNCH, RETURN, AND EXHIBIT A SATELLITE NAMED NSS ENTERPRISE
- PROMOTE AND DESIGN NEW SPACE EDUCATION CURRICULA
- TAKE DONORS’ NAMES INTO SPACE ABOARD THE 1ST ENTERPRISE ORBITER AND DISPLAY THEM AS PART OF THE FINAL EXHIBIT
- RUN CONTESTS TO SELECT BOTH THE ORBITER DESIGN AND THE 100+ STUDENT EXPERIMENTS TO FLY ABOARD OR ALONGSIDE THE ORBITER
- TEST NEW SATELLITE AND RE-ENTRY TECHNOLOGIES
“This is Nichelle Nichols. I’m excited to endorse a new project called Enterprise In Space. Together with the National Space Society, the Enterprise In Space project will launch an eight-foot Enterprise satellite into orbit as an educational, inspirational, and heartfelt tribute to Gene Roddenberry’s vision and to all Enterprise ships in history. Gene gave us all a hopeful and enduring view of the future. I urge everyone to come together in support of this wonderful endeavor.”
– NICHELLE NICHOLS
Our original crew was already in space three years before Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. Let’s all help Buzz’ organization, the National Space Society, put a real ship named ‘Enterprise’ in space to support education.
– GRACE LEE WHITNEY
“There’s an exciting new project called Enterprise In Space that I want to tell you about. Together with the National Space Society, the Enterprise In Space project will launch an eight-foot Enterprise satellite into orbit and bring it back to Earth. This is an educational and inspirational tribute to all Enterprise ships in history, science visionaries, and to the vision of the Great Bird of the Galaxy himself, Gene Roddenberry. My name has been to space and back. Now, it’s your turn. Rendezvous with me and support the Enterprise In Space project. Help make history all over again.”
“My father would applaud Enterprise in Space, and I am pleased to do so on his behalf. He was always so proud that Star Trek inspired many people to pursue careers in space exploration and that many of these scientists and engineers are now focusing on inspiring the next generation is thrilling, and a wonderful legacy for the Star Trek community.”