A documentary series and mixed reality experience focusing on the interconnectedness between land, sea, and sky.

Meet Dr. Moriba Jah, an expert in orbital mechanics and professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin. He compares navigating through space junk to crossing an interstate highway, blindfolded, where there are no traffic cops and no traffic rules. 


To survive in space, we must learn to exist in balance with the environment. Many ancient and indigenous cultures, such as the people of Moloka'i, offer guidance on how to live sustainable, balanced lives. This collective knowledge should inform the world's space strategies and guide our decisions about near-earth space. This is how Shifted Space sets out to safeguard our future.

The Problem

There are up to 500,000 pieces of space junk orbiting Earth right now, any of which could veer off course and damage one of our satellites, leaving us in the dark. 

The Solution

Informing the public of the issue is the first step to resolving it. Most people are unaware of the space junk and the danger it poses to our societies and our livelihoods. Through our documentary series and mixed reality experience, we will create a movement and have government officials pass legislation to clean up space.

The Experts

Shifted Space features Dr. Moriba Jah of the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering & Sciences and is produced by the Texas Immersive Institute in the Moody College of Communication at UT Austin. 

Join the Movement

  • Watch and share the first episode of "Shifted Space," as Dr. Jah visits with students on the island of Moloka'i in Hawaii. 

  • Follow Shifted Space on YouTube.