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HOW TO BECOME A KEPLER SCHOLAR

Apply to become a Kepler Scholar.

Welcome to the Kepler Scholars Program! Kepler Space Institute (KSI) is looking for people who want to a part of a premier group of scholars to support research, exploration, development of space resources.

KSI is recruiting exceptional people with a university education in science, engineering, or medicine and extensive knowledge and experience.

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We are looking for motivated individuals who are curious about the issues that matter most to our society. Explorers, tinkerers, and innovators who are research savvy – researchers who love to dive deep into the numbers but who can also take a step back from them and think about the big picture.

We want individuals who can bring a meaningful contribution to the expansion of human civilization from Earth to space.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Graduate degree (masters and/or PhD) in the areas of science, engineering, or medicine
  • A proven research track record
  • At least 3+ years of professional experience
  • Excellent communication skills with the capacity to work in an international setting
  • A good moral character with a high sense of purpose

There are two simple steps:

1. Fill out the form provided, attached your resume/CV

2. If you meet the qualifications, our team will contact you directly.

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to connecting with you soon!

Journal of Space Philosophy – Board of Editors

Kepler Space Institute (KSI) is honored to have 42 of the world’s Space community professionals as members of the Board of Editors for the Journal of Space Philosophy.

Dr. Elliott Maynard, our Journal of Space Philosophy Board of Editors colleague, has beautifully stated both the purpose and the style for our peer reviews:

This is such a hi-caliber group of leading-edge thinkers and supercharged individuals, it should be natural for each of us to wish to provide a supportive and synergistic environment for the others. I have also learned always to have someone else proof read any material I write, as I have discovered that the brain tends not to “see” my own simple mistakes. Ergo, within the new Kepler context I feel editors should be there to support our writers in the most creative and positive ways possible. (e-mail to Bob Krone, March 23, 2013)

The purposes of peer reviews of article submissions to the Journal of Space Philosophy are: (1) to determine the relevance to the Vision and Goals of KSI; (2) to help the author(s) improve the article in substance and style or recommend references; and (3) to provide publication recommendations to the Editor-in-Chief.



Arthur Gordon

Gordon Arthur, PhD

JSP Associate Editor, Theology at King’s College, London, UK

Autino, Adriano

Adriano Autino

Founder, Space Renaissance International.

Bell, Sherry

Sherry Bell, PhD

Kepler Space Institute Dean, School of Psychology.

Bloom, Howard

Howard K. Bloom

Founder Space Development Group, Publicist, Author on Human Evolution, Science, Technology, and Space.

Bolton, Jennifer

Jennifer Bolton, PhD

Co-Founder Virtual Space Orbiting Settlement VOSS. Veteran and molecular biologist, Space Pioneers Science Officer.

Burgess, Lowry

Lowry Burgess

Distinguished Fellow at the Studio for Creative Inquiry, Center for the Arts and Society, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University.

Clements, Douglas

Douglas H. Clements, MD

American Board of Ophthalmology, “Improving Human Vision for Space Exploration and Settlement”.

Downing, Lawrence

Lawrence G. Downing, DMin

Senior Pastor, Space Faith and Spirituality Pioneer, University Professor.

Fitzpatrick, Susan

Susan Beaman Fitzpatrick, DBA

Vice Chairman, Oak Family Advisors, LLC based in Chicago.

Hayut-Mann, Yitzhaq

Yitzhaq Haut-Man, PhD

Architect for the Universe, The Jerusalem Dome of the Rock as a memory site for theology, philosophy and humanity past, present and future.

Hopkins, Mark

Mark Hopkins

Chairman of the Executive Committee, National Space Society (NSS)

Isaacson, Joel

Joel D. Isaacson, PhD

Nature’s Cosmic Intelligence, pioneer of RD Cellular Automata since the 1960s.

Ivey, Janet

Janet Ivey

Janet’s Planet online and on PBS. A Nashville TV treasure and a friend of Kepler Space Institute. She is an Ambassador of Buzz Aldrin’s Share Science Foundation.

Khovanova-Rubicondo, Kseniya

Kseniya Khovanova-Rubicondo, PhD

University of Chicago, Expert in public economics, innovation, policy and urban planning. Consultant to the Council of Europe and European Commission.

Kim, Kee young

Kee Young Kim, PhD

Chairman of the Board of the prestigious Samil Foundation, the oldest Korean institution to award and provide scholarships to high-performing scientists, artist and engineers.

Kiker, Edward

Edward Kiker

Office of the Chief Scientist, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Kepler Space Institute Chief Scientist.

Krone, Bob

Bob Krone, PhD

Journal of Space Philosophy Editor-in-Chief, President, Kepler Space Institute (KSI), sponsor of this Journal.

Livingston, David

David Livingston, PhD

Founder and host, The Space Show.

Marzwell, Neville

Neville Marzwell, PhD

Space Solar Power and Robotics Scientist. Career at JPL as Manager for Advanced Concepts and Technology.

Matula, Thomas

Thomas L. Matula, PhD

Business and Management Professor, Lunar Commercial scholar.

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Elliott Maynard, PhD

Founder, ArcoCielos Research Center, Sedona Arizona.

Mook, William

William Mook, PE

Trained in aerospace engineering, 15 years in alternative energy, Space Commerce Technology.

Olson, Thomas

Thomas H. Olson, PhD, DBA

Professor of Clinical Management and Organization, University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Palma Bernardino

Bernardino Palma

Historian, Portuguese Age of Discovery.

Pearl, Kim

Kim Peart

Co-Founder, Virtual Orbiting Space Settlement (VOSS). Artist, visionary, virtual worlds.

Robinson, George

George S. Robinson III, LLD

Space law pioneer and international space expert. Smithsonian Institute Legal Counsel.

Schorer, Lonnie Jones

Lonnie Jones Schrorer

Kids to Space author and teacher. Architect, aviator.

Schrunk, David

David Schrunk, MD

Aerospace engineer, Founder, Quality Laws Institute.

Schwab, Martin

Martin Schwab, PhD

International Space author, KSI Faculty, Aerospace Technology Working Group.

Scott, Winston

Winston E. Scott

American Astronaut, Vice President for Development, Florida Institute of Technology.

Stephanou, Stephen

Stephen E. Stephanou, PhD

Emeritus Professor of Systems Technology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Tang, Terry

Terry Tang, PhD

Kepler Space Institute Research Associate

Thornburn, Stephanie Lynne

Stephanie Lynne Thorburn

Author, Astrosociology.

Werbos, Paul

Paul Werbos, PhD

U.S. National Science Foundation, Space scholar.

White, Frank

Frank White, MSc

Founder, The Overview Effect Institute.

Wilkins, John

John Wilkins, PhD

Professor of Space Settlements.

Wolfe, Steven

Steven Wolfe

Space advocate and author of the 2013 Space novel, The Obligation.

Yacoub, Ignatius

Ignatius Yacoub, PhD

Professor of Graduate Studies, Loma Linda University School of Social Work and Social Ecology, Loma Linda, California.

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Robert Zubrin, PhD

President, Mars Society.

We grieve the passing of Dr. Eshel Ben-Jacob (2015), Declan O’Donnell (2015), and Dr. Edgar Dean Mitchell (2016). We honor their dedication and contribution to the success of the JSP with their admission to Kepler’s Guild.