In February of 1971, astronaut Edgar Mitchell was returning to earth after walking on the Moon. Looking from the craft at the panoramic view before him, he experienced a sudden profound shift in consciousness he later described as “samadhi” – enlightenment.
Mitchell became aware of a vastness within himself that mirrored that of space. “All matter in our universe” he stated, “is created in star systems, and so the matter in my body, the matter in the spacecraft, the matter in my partners’ bodies, was the product of stars. We are stardust, and we’re all one in that sense.”
Qosmosys aims to stretch human potential and bring hope for the future.
With us, every citizen of the World can participate in space, recognising that through the atomic composition of our every cell it is where we all come from.
It is an opportunity to stretch our human potential.
It brings us hope for the future.
Qosmosys will launch Zeus-1, its first spacecraft, in 2022, embarking a scientific payload. Zeus-1 will also carry artworks as a tribute to the scientists who have made humanity capable of contemplating and exploring the wonders of the universe, and to make a profound symbolic gesture that recognizes their role in enriching and elevating humankind.
Never before have we been so confronted with the fragility of the World, its cultural and economic institutions, and humanity itself. It is easy to get so embroiled in the busyness of our lives that we rarely step out of our own small corner of the world.
As we’ve seen in the case of Mitchell and other space travelers, a great gift outer space offers us is an expanded perspective of life, our planet, and ourselves.