Welcome to the University of Michigan Space Institute!

Empowering the University of Michigan to advance its world leadership in space

The Space Institute is the central focal point of space-related research across the entire University of Michigan campus, where stakeholders are encouraged to collaborate creatively and effectively with colleagues from a broad range of backgrounds.

Activities at the Space Institute focus on three areas:

  • Conducting research from space
  • Designing systems to operate in space
  • Allowing humans to live in space

The Space Institute advances leadership in space activities scientifically (including fundamental and applied research), technically (via engineering and project synergies), socially (emphasizing society’s reliance on space), and commercially (through innovations, innovators, workforce education and corporate partnerships).

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