We were somewhere in the desert outside the city when we looked up and saw the skies were not empty…

  1. Everyone is always already an astronaut.
  1. Outer space is open by definition, and must be democratic and accessible to all autonauts.
  1. Relegating space solely to government actors and corporate interests necessarily creates false and unsustainable divides in the otherwise radically free cosmic environment.
  1. The only sustainable and democratic method of exploring outer space must be rooted in a decentralized network of community-based, autonomous space agencies.
  1. Space exploration without art is not worth the effort. The very existence of autonomous space agencies presupposes a will to creative independence.