Diverse Dozen

Learn more about the diverse and unique voices from humanity that have contributed to the Diverse Dozen over the years.

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Diverse Dozen Members | 2022 ASCEND | Las Vegas

About the Diverse Dozen (D12)

The brainchild of astrodynamicist Moriba Jah, co-founder/chief scientist at Privateer and associate professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas, the Diverse Dozen is the exclusive ASCEND community of thought leaders and activists whose intellectual and emotional commitment to building a sustainable off-world future knows no bounds.

“D12 is centered on the belief that we’re more similar than we are different, and action is best when born from compassion,” says Jah, a space environmentalist advancing our ability to understand how human objects in space create both services and risks of collisions.

In an effort to address this topic, and coming from a place of honoring and respecting the relationships and relatedness among all things, as well as of acting with compassion, Moriba Jah has partnered with ASCEND to create a one-of-a-kind annual event that invokes diverse and unique voices from humanity to tell the world about salient issues in space safety, security, and sustainability.

The ASCEND Diverse Dozen represent a profile of human constituents with thoughts worth sharing!

Our Diverse Dozen Participants Are from All Over the World!

Browse the map and hover over each dot to view the Diverse Dozen (D12) essays from previous years. 2023 D12 essays will be added in the fall. You can use the controls on the top left to navigate and zoom in.

Past Diverse Dozen Highlights

ASCEND 2022 Session: Space Traffic Management From The Diverse Dozen

View All Diverse Dozen Op-Eds

2022 Diverse Dozen Op-Eds
2021 Diverse Dozen Op-Eds
2020 Diverse Dozen Op-Eds

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