Our Mission

To establish the Rice Space Institute as a world leader in space science research and space technology development by fostering interdisciplinary research and education in collaboration with academic, business, industry and government partners.

Our Goals

  • Generate stronger research and education ties with NASA, industry, and academia
  • Develop multidisciplinary research programs in science and engineering
  • Facilitate space-related activities across campus
  • Foster stronger collaboration with the humanities and social sciences
  • Engage the broader Houston community in promoting and engaging in space-related research and education
  • Work towards an integrated educational program (undergraduate and graduate) with NASA as a partner