Founded in 1980, SEDS is an independent, student-based organization which promotes the
exploration and development of space. SEDS pursues this mission by educating people about
the benefits of space, by supporting a network of interested students, by providing an
opportunity for members to develop their leadership skills, and inspiring people through our
involvement in space-related projects. SEDS believes in a space-faring civilization and that
focusing the enthusiasm of young people is the key to our future in space.