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Space for Humanity Welcomes Armin Ellis to the Board of Advisors

June 11, 2019

DENVER - Space for Humanity has announced that Dr. Armin Ellis, Founder of Exploration Institute, will join their robust Board of Advisors.


Dr. Ellis led missions at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory ranging from Mars missions to those going to the International Space Station. Dr. Ellis became fascinated by team dynamics throughout his engineering career, and notably applied these principals while at NASA JPL, and has since invested his energy into a deeper understanding of human sociology which propelled him to launch Exploration Institute. Exploration Institute is a consulting organization that facilitates corporate innovation and moonshot ideas, and helps them make those ideas come to fruition by transforming the internal dynamics of the team.

“We’re at a really important point: we’re past the first part of space exploration. We’ve demonstrated the technical feasibility of space travel. Now, space travel should be more tangible for humanity. It’s the case of proliferating these powerful and amazing ideas across all of civilization,” states Dr. Ellis. “The fact that Space for Humanity is poised to bring the Overview Effect to our civilization is nothing short of a new era for humanity’s perspective of itself. I feel honored and privileged to be invited to the board, and feel that under the leadership of Rachel Lyons, the organization is sure to connect and inspire.”

We have arrived in a new era surrounding the perspectives we hold about ourselves -- and this is the philosophy behind the founding of Space for Humanity.

“Armin is mission aligned and dynamic. I’m thrilled to have him on board,” remarks Rachel Lyons, Executive Director of Space for Humanity. “Armin brings a unique perspective on leadership, on teams, and ultimately, on space exploration. His advising will be invaluable in creating a culture that we are proud of.”

About Space for Humanity

Space for Humanity is a non-profit organization, founded in 2017, which aims to democratize access to space. Space for Humanity’s commitment is to help 10,000 global citizens experience the Overview Effect: the cognitive shift in awareness which happens when astronauts see our Earth from space.

The crews selected for missions will be both diverse and uniquely qualified to share their experiences with their broader communities and the world. Space for Humanity believes that through group experience and a diverse selection process, this can help many more people understand the positive value of space exploration and why we must look after Spaceship Earth.

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