Please consider a donation (tax deductible in the U.S.) to help advance our work to revolutionize advances in space exploration. Enabling groundbreaking research, finding opportunities for students and postdocs to interact with leaders in space exploration, building passionate communities around new mission concepts — there are so many reasons to give to KISS. No matter how you choose to support us, your gift has a positive impact.


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There are many ways you can support KISS/Caltech and its mission. Whether you choose to make a direct contribution, arrange a matching gift from your employer, or include our organization in your estate planning, your generous assistance will help ensure that this internationally acclaimed think tank continues to seed the future of space exploration with new leaders, instruments and mission concepts.

If you are inspired to support space exploration research and education, please join our efforts today or contact Brian Yocum at or (312) 209-8002 to learn more about how your philanthropy can make a difference.

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Many KISS graduate students and postdocs share that their interactions with the Institute and the people they meet through the Institute comprise some of their best experiences at Caltech.

Giving to KISS allows us to bring them unique experiences with industry CEOs, astronauts, space mission leaders, NASA leadership and world-renowned space exploration researchers. We coach this elite, faculty-nominated, cohort on how to effectively discuss their research and how to network within the space community. We are currently seeking a leadership endowment for this program.

Caltech scientists and engineers are dedicated to solving the most important and interesting space exploration problems of our time. We are at the forefront of new planetary, astrobiology, Earth and astrophysics space mission concepts and technology. Ideas that result from our think tank studies rely on private funding to take that all-important first step from blueprint to proof of concept.

There are many more ideas than we have the capability to fund. We are currently seeking leadership endowments for programs in each of these areas.

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