WHAT IS ASAN?
The Autonomous Space Agency Network (ASAN) is a world-wide network of independent, community-based space exploration programs. We seek to overturn the corporate and military monopoly on space exploration by funding and executing missions that bridge the gap between scientific enterprise and artistic expression.
WHAT SORT OF MISSIONS DOES ASAN DO?
ASAN’s missions are limited only by the scope of its members’ imaginations. At the moment we are currently focusing our energies on the Aphrodite balloon program and Dionysus mission.
COOL, HOW DO I JOIN?
One of ASAN’s fundamental beliefs is that everyone is always already an astronaut. So in a way, you already have! To get involved with our upcoming events, check our calendar or pitch a mission idea to your local ASAN branch.
HOW ARE MISSIONS SELECTED?
As a decentralized space agency, anyone can engage in their own space exploration projects under the ASAN banner.
HOW DO I START MY OWN ASAN BRANCH?
ASAN is a decentralized organization so how you go about starting your own branch is entirely up to you. All of our missions are open source so if you need any help getting started with the technical side of missions, don’t hesitate to contact other ASAN branches.
WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ASAN AND THE AAA?
The Association of Autonomous Astronauts was a global network of community-based space programs dedicated to building their own spaceships that existed from 1995-2000. ASAN considers the AAA to be its ideological forerunner. In this sense, ASAN may best be considered to be a materialist reimagining of the AAA insofar as we have easy access to sophisticated technologies and technical knowledge that was simply not available in the late 90s.