Mission of the Ad Astra Kansas Initiative
Advancing the Kansas State Motto for the benefit of Kansas, America and the World.
To achieve this mission, the initiative will
- Promote the Kansas state motto as a beacon for the future of space and science development.
- Celebrate cutting edge research being done in Kansas.
- Become a recognized clearinghouse for space-tech research, development and commercialization projects in Kansas for networking and educational purposes.
- Sponsor projects and activities to educate and inform Kansans about science and techonology
- Create an Ad Astra physical site/resource for international R&D info.
- Develop an Ad Astra Foundation
- That a Kansas entity will get a project or opportunity as a result of information provided by the Ad Astra Kansas newsletter and/or web site.
- That Kansas students will recognize the value and importance of science technology engineering and mathematics in building a future for themselves.
- Attract the attention of the Kansas business community to the mission of Ad Astra Kansas.
To The Stars Through Difficulties
In 1861, feet firmly planted on Kansas soil at the brink of
the Civil War, U.S. Senator John Ingalls proposed our inspiring state
motto. These words, a source of strength and guidance for almost 150
years, also lead our vision for Kansas' future: a 21st century shooting
both literally and figuratively to the stars through scientific
achievement. And a Kansas known around the globe as the Ad Astra State!
The goals of the Ad Astra Kansas Initiative are:
- To promote the use of our state motto to its fullest 21st
- To serve as an information hub featuring representative
space-tech research, development and commercialization projects in
Kansas for networking and educational purposes.
- To recognize cutting edge research being done in our state.