Driving transformative discovery

Engaging the world in a scientific quest

Creating a new space science movement


Highly compelling questions. New approaches to space science missions. Enlisting a global community.

Scientific Discovery

Space-based science is a cornerstone for investigating profound questions of our existence and destiny. Generating extraordinary discoveries – whether roving Mars or discovering new planets, there is so much more to know.

Captivating Missions

By flying space missions with compelling science goals, using private funding and commercial development paradigms, BoldlyGo advances science and broadens engagement for future space exploration.


Getting to Mars...and back.

Project Blue

Project Blue

The search for Earth-like planets around our nearest neighbors.


The Universe

Charting the journey from the Big Bang to people. Seeking new solar systems and new life.


Join the Adventure

Support our mission and join us in exploring planets and the universe beyond.

Have questions about our team and our plans? Contact us today!



The Push to Photograph Earth-like Planet Begins with Launch of Project Blue Read the full press release.

Project Blue aims to find a “pale blue dot” around Alpha Centauri Read the full Ars Technica article.

Ambitious mission to capture first picture of Earth-like planet launched Read the full Guardian article.

Telescope to Seek Earthlike Planet in Alpha Centauri System Read the full New York Times article.

The Quest to take the First Snapshot of a Planet in Another Star System Read the full Popular Science article.

Making Space for Everyone: A Q&A with BoldlyGo's Jon Morse Read the full Scientific American article.

Hubble’s lasting legacy and what the future might hold Read the full Astronomy Magazine article.

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Our Mission

BoldlyGo Institute is dedicated to advancing the frontiers of space science and exploration.

The BoldlyGo Institute will accelerate world-class scientific discovery using the space environment, transform the funding model for space science and exploration, redefine advanced spacecraft development, engage faculty and students at universities in experiential science & engineering activities, and create tangible impacts in public engagement through citizen science and participatory exploration.