The Final Declaration 23/04/00

The Association of Autonomous Astronauts (AAA) has arrived at the climax of its Five Year Plan. We have now successfully established a world-wide network of local, community-based groups dedicated to building their own spaceships.

On April 23rd 2000, which marks the fifth anniversary of the official launch of our independent space exploration programme, the AAA will spontaneously dissolve itself in order to initiate a new phase of self-historification. We will enter the realm of myth, an inspiration for the Next Generation of space explorers. Those who wish to engage with the possibilities that open up when we leave this world behind can now utilise the diverse experiences of the participants in the AAA project.

The AAA evolved into a social movement that developed a complex toolbox of techniques for exploring the new social relations that are created by autonomous communities in space. These tools can be used by anyone.

This is a momentous occasion for the history of human space exploration. The AAA legacy will be the indisputable fact that the state, corporate and military monopoly of space travel has been destroyed forever.