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Analogue Missions

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What's this all about

We are dedicated to advancing the field of human space exploration by organising analog astronaut missions in the United Kingdom and globally. These missions will use simulated environments and conditions to train astronauts for future spaceflight, as well as test space technology, conduct research, and inspire future space explorers.
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Why are we creating these analogue missions?

Despite the UK’s long history of scientific and technological innovation, access to space exploration opportunities remains limited.

Only a small percentage of the UK population has ever had the chance to participate in space-related research or training, and even fewer have had the opportunity to experience space travel firsthand. This lack of access not only limits the potential for personal growth and development, but also hinders the UK’s ability to remain competitive in the global space industry.

Our goal is to change this by creating and organising analog astronaut missions that provide a unique and immersive experience for individuals and organisations to engage with space exploration and discovery.

We aim to increase the number of UK citizens participating in space-related activities by at least 15% within the next 5 years, and to inspire the next generation of space pioneers by providing access to hands-on, experiential learning opportunities that can not be found elsewhere.

Our plan

We plan to become the official astronaut certification school for all space agencies. Whereas other analogue mission facilities run more one-off missions (e.g. 7 days), our main value is to be the main astronaut training partner for space agencies.

We aim to bring analogue missions to be more cost effective, organised, accessible and offer more valuable data.

By being the official astronaut certification school, this will give us the credibility and beachhead to service the private sector in testing space technology, and to service space tourism with various offerings.

Gathering data and running experiences is a key aspect of analog missions. Thus we want to create a global network of analog mission centres (HQ in the UK).

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What are analogue missions?

Analogue mission is a field test for astronauts, researchers or explorers who are grouped together in a self-contained space in an isolated location with external staff monitoring what’s going on. It is a way to test equipment or procedures before real space missions.

Why do we need to simulate environment?

It is much safer and cheaper to test everything on Earth first. It is a place and time to conduct experiments or simulate worst case scenarios that involve an element of real risk. It is a great way to see how a team functions together before this group is sent to space.
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Who are these analogue missions for?

We set up these missions for aspiring astronauts, researchers, explorers, engineers, doctors, psychologists and of course, astronauts-in-training. We do not care about labels though. Whatever you are, we do not care. What we love is you want to participate in the next analogue mission. Sign up in the form above or below.

Are you an investor?

If you are interested in speaking to us about our current business plan, we would love to have a chat. Get in touch via this email.

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