The Buzz Aldrin Space Institute (BASI) at Florida Institute of Technology was created to advance space exploration and development toward the goal of establishing and sustaining a permanent human presence on Mars, and maintaining the scientific and technical legacy of Dr. Buzz Aldrin.
BASI will engage in the following activities in support of the charter:
Host workshops focused on advancing Cycling Pathways to Occupy Mars.
Perform technical analyses in support of Cycling Pathways to Occupy Mars.
Support the development of space-related research programs, faculty and curriculum at Florida Institute of Technology.
Host domestic and international scholars interested in the exploration and development of the Solar System.
Partner with domestic and international academic and research institutions.
Publish research results at conferences as well as on peer-reviewed journals on a range of topics related to space exploration and development.
Host public outreach events.
Establish and maintain a library of technical papers, speeches, interviews, and presentations by Buzz Aldrin.