The intentions of the Skywheel Project are many-fold. At its foundation is the desire to reclaim the mystery of the night sky as a realm that fills us with wonder and possibility; and to transform contemporary conceptions about space from a place that is controlled by the priviledged few to a place that is our collective birthright, a place that connects us to our highest sense of what we can achieve and to the grand awesomeness of the universe unfolding around us. The Skywheel Project is a grand symbolic gesture to reclaim not only the physical space of the heavens, but also to restore all that it alludes to: a longer-term vision, a deeper sense of our own place in the universe, and a sense of the preciousness and fragility of our own planet, and with that a commitment to its stewardship.