Vision and Mission


The Space Institute empowers the University of Michigan to advance its world leadership in space.


To promote Michigan’s expertise and excellence in space, the Space Institute will bring together the university community to:

  • Foster collaborative and innovative research across campus.
  • Coordinate interaction and organization in education and student activities across campus.
  • Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in space sciences, engineering, policy, law and business.
  • Facilitate development and sharing of resources, infrastructure, and technology across all levels of maturation.
  • Enable mutually beneficial partnerships beyond the University community.
  • Advance engineering and management expertise for programs of scale.