Space Science Institute (SSI)
The Space Science Institute (SSI) is a nonprofit, public benefit research and education 501(c)(3) corporation with a vision to expand humankind's understanding and appreciation of planet Earth, the Solar System, and the universe beyond. Society benefits from the pursuit of new knowledge - the more they understand planetary systems and star forming regions, the more they understand the own planet. SSI’s primary purposes are to (a) provide a place where scientists can be most productive and develop important research ideas, and (b) share the joy of science and educate communities nationwide.
They believe that the future of space science (and discovery and invention in general) in the United States depends heavily on:
A strong research infrastructure.
A scientifically literate populace that supports investment in research.
A pipeline of future science, technology, education, and mathematics (STEM) professionals.
The key to the approach is that they offer the full continuum of discovery and education – they conduct world-class scientific research and they make it accessible to a broad population.See more