Volume 1 (Fall 2012)
Beginning in 2004 with the building of the book, Beyond Earth: The Future of Humans
in Space, edited by Bob Krone (Apogee Space Press, 2006), the Kepler Team of
professionals has been identifying research questions needing answers for success in
the forthcoming Space Epoch. There are multiple known challenges linked to the
permanent move of humans to space and an infinite number of now unknown others
that will be identified in the future.
Since Kepler space Institute (KSI) and its follow-on Kepler Space University (KSU) will
Human Observation of Space has produced enigmas, mysteries, and answers on an
evolutionary path to a common denominator: intuition. In the story by Edgar Allan Poe
Mystery of Marie Roget, the detective Auguste Dupin talks of “transforming chance in a
matter of absolute calculation”.
We ponder the capacity of beauty and behavior and emotional involvement in our
holistic personal world. We wonder why hidden reality exists in harmonious relations
In 2012, China considers Space as a significant symbol of the nation’s strength.
In 2006, China celebrated the 50th Anniversary of its Aerospace Industry and published
goals to combine and streamline military and civilian research organizations to promote
its scientific development. China’s stated purposes for its goals were (1) to unveil the
development of China’s space program to the world and (2) to enhance international
Space cooperation in order to develop its economy and realize modernization.