Per Aspera, Ad Astra.
“We do not ask for what useful purpose the birds do sing, for song is their pleasure since they were created for singing. Similarly, we ought not to ask why the human mind troubles to fathom the secrets of the heavens…”
— Johannes Kepler, in his dedication to Mysterium Cosmographicum, 1596.
About Dr. Sherry Bell
Sherry E. Bell, Ph.D. is Provost at Kepler Space Institute and CEO at Advanced Personality-Based Consulting, and currently serving as the Assistant Secretary at National Space Society. She is a graduate from California State University, Stanislaus with a B.S. in Psychology and holds a Master of Science (2002) in Clinical Psychology and Ph.D. (2005) in Psychology Specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Capella University.
Dr. Bell has written numerous articles and chapters, edited a book, Living in Space, and frequently presents at space conferences. She has made numerous presentations at the National Space Society’s annual conference, the International Space Development Conference, where she frequently Chairs a Track.
Her current interests include Consulting, Evolutionary Psychology, Extrasolar Planets, Genetics, Humans Living in Space, and reading and writing both Science and Science Fiction.
Who we work with
Dr. Bell is an avid supporter of the Space Settlement Movement. From 2005 to 2009 she served as a Senior Leadership Advisor for the Aerospace Technology Working Group. She sits on the Space Settlement Advisory Board for the Lifeboat Foundation, and the Board of Editors for the Journal of Space Philosophy. She is a lifetime member of both the Golden Key National Honor Society and Psi Chi (the National Honor Society of Psychology).
The Colonies, 2084
HOW THE COLONIES CAME TO BE
In 2025, astronomers on Earth discovered a comet, named Comet ME-2037, which was on a collision course with Earth.
THE COLONIES TODAY
An closer examinations of sex and reproduction, genetic modification, pair bonds, the settlers and music and art in the colonies.
HABITATS, GOVERNANCES, AND OBJECTIVES
Where should we live? How should we live? What should we do now? How do we prepare for tomorrow?