Our Mission at the Kepler Space Institute is to:
Provide reliable educational programs and research solutions to business, industry and government in support of continued Space Exploration, Commercialization and Colonization through the creative application of the Law of Space Abundance;
Recommend systems, processes and procedures in support of the emerging Space industry that will enable the safe, effective and professional performance of work related tasks and;
Evaluate the effectiveness of our systems, processes, procedures and support services in the greater context of the challenges of ever changing technology and an expanding global effort to conquer extended Space Operations , and
Exceed the operational and strategic expectations of those we are privileged to serve.
The Kepler Space Institute will be a unique higher education and research entity focusing on both Earth and space sciences.
Our Kepler team of experienced scientists, engineers, professors, astronauts, managers, aerospace and defense experts and researchers enjoys creating this 21st Century institute that will personalize courses and programs for scholars’ career needs.
Time and distance will be eliminated through 100 percent online interaction between professors and scholars. And since our overhead is where the stars reside, the costs for education will be lower than traditional universities while providing faculty with career experience in major universities.[/tab]
Humans have been in space for fifty years. There is a huge global community of space professionals and space enthusiasts. Forty-two of them co-authored the book Beyond Earth in 2006 after the Aerospace Technology Working Group brought space industry leadership together every six months beginning in 1989. Those forty-two had 1000 person- years of space experience across the hard and soft sciences and NASA’s missions. Universe Today picked this book as one of the “Best Space Books of 2006.”
A few of us concluded then that it was time to create a new Space University. Johannes Kepler’s name was a logical choice. The basic vision was to meet the needs for the future of humans, on Earth and in space, with the dreams and skills of the Beyond Earth Think Tank to exploit the Law of Space Abundance.
The university began formal planning January 1, 2009. When operational, that vision will be pursued through the research, intelligence, and inspiration of dedicated faculty working with global scholars.