At Vast, our mission is to contribute to a future where billions of people are living and thriving in space — a future in which the human population and our resources expand far beyond our current imagination.
The solar system contains a vast amount of resources that, when harnessed, can fuel humanity's growth while preserving our home planet. To tap into these resources, we must establish in-space infrastructure and industry on an unparalleled scale.
We believe that living on moons and planets such as Mars will be key enablers of this future. We also believe that artificial gravity habitats will play a critical and complementary role in humanity’s long-term, sustained expansion into the solar system and beyond.
Prolonged exposure to zero gravity results in debilitating side effects such as muscle atrophy, bone loss, and even brain damage. Today’s astronauts must limit their visits to space to reduce the toll on their bodies. This is a limiting factor in our ability to expand across the solar system.
By building artificial gravity habitats, we aim to create a more optimal environment for long-term stays in space.
Artificial gravity is not science fiction. The resulting centrifugal force of a large spinning structure in space provides a pull that mimics the gravitational environment human bodies are accustomed to, thus reducing the detrimental physiological effects that extended stays in zero gravity cause.
Vast is exclusively funded today by our Founder, Jed McCaleb. This funding is expected to take us through our Haven-1 and Vast-1 missions.
We are building Vast as a long-term profitable company and aim to service NASA and other US Government organizations, international space agencies, private individuals engaged in research and philanthropy, and institutions and companies needing platforms for in-space research and manufacturing.