Past Events

April 2-3, 2019 - FAA Workshop

Academic Programs

Earn a grad certificate in Commercial Space Program

The Aldrin Space Institute 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.

  • 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


Students Devoted to Making Florida Tech the “Mars University”
Florida Tech Successfully Launches Space Policy Partnership
Student Researchers Grow Plants on “Mars”
Florida Tech Master’s Student Goes to “Mars”
Want to Play a Role in Colonizing Mars?
Researchers Are Creating Martian Life on Earth
Buzz Aldrin Space Institute Workshop Examines the Human Side of Mars Missions
NASA JPL MRSS Student Design Team Makes Bricks From Mars Soil