Students for the Exploration and Development of Space

SEDS is an international student organization whose purpose is to promote space exploration and development through educational and engineering projects. SEDS is fostering the development of future leaders and contributors in the expanding space industry. 

SEDS is an international student organization whose purpose is to promote space exploration and development through educational and engineering projects.​

The nationwide SEDS USA organization oversees the individual chapters, enabling them to be connected and create networks with each other.

Loved your SEDS experience and still want to be involved? Check out our alumni page to learn about joining our newsletter list or mentoring/networking opportunities.

SEDS History

1980

SEDS was founded at MIT primarily by Peter Diamandis, Scott Scharfman, Richard Sorkin, Robert D. Richards, and Todd B. Hawley.

1990

First National SEDS conference that SEDS continued to host each year, sometimes in conjunction with the International Space Development Conference through 1997, when the last “SEDS National Conference” was held. Today, to continue the conference legacy, SpaceVision conferences are held each year.

SEDS Stats and Facts

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We are a 501(c)3 non-profit
We empower students to make an impact in space exploration
We develop technical and leadership skills in our students
We enable students to attend space conferences
We promote students to enter their careers in industry, academia, and government

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