Students for the Exploration and development of space

Founders

SEDS was founded as a chapter-based organization in 1980 at MIT by Peter Diamandis, at Princeton University by Scott Scharfman, and at Yale University by Richard Sorkin. SEDS-USA was founded as a national group in 1982 by Peter Diamandis, Bob Richards, and Todd Hawley. The largest student-run space organization in the world, it consists of an international community of high school, undergraduate, and graduate students from a diverse range of educational backgrounds in chapters all over the world, including Canada, India, Israel, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States.

PETER DIAMANDIS

XPRIZE Foundation and SEDS Founder

Peter Diamandis

BOB RICHARDS

SEDS Founder and CEO at Moon Express

Bob Richards

TODD HAWLEY

SEDS Founder

Todd Hawley