We are an open community of space entrepreneurs, professionals and others who are creating private companies to commercialize outer space. We are promoting Chicago as a center of excellence for new commercial space, space-related, or space-scalable ventures. We have monthly networking events and programs supporting space entrepreneurship in Chicago. Join us. Join the future!

Community Development Partnership

Community Development Partnership
Orbitmuse Inc. and NewSpace Chicago are pleased to announce a ground breaking Community Development Partnership to bring the Space and Aerospace entrepreneurial communities in the Midwest to the forefront of the New Space Race. The partnership aims to...

NASA Space Apps Hackathon: Oct 10/20 – 10/21

NASA Space Apps Hackathon: Oct 10/20 – 10/21
NewSpace Chicago has teamed up with DePaul University to host the 2018 NASA Space Apps Challenge in Chicago. Space Apps is an international hackathon that occurs over 48 hours in cities around the world. Coders, scientists, designers, storytellers,...

Investment Opportunities in Space

Investment Opportunities in Space
What do we mean by “Space” investments? Space is often described as “The Final Frontier,” or  “The Great Unknown,” however, Space technology is far better known by engineers, scientists, and governments than by the private investing community.  Space...

Event Thu 10/4: Space Law and Startups

Event Thu 10/4: Space Law and Startups
Fresh from the First United Nations Conference on Space Law and Policy, Charles Lee Mudd Jr. will return to NewSpace Chicago to provide a two-part presentation.  First, he will summarize the proceedings from the UNOOSA conference held in...

Event Thu 9/6: The State of the Nanosatellite Industry

Event Thu 9/6: The State of the Nanosatellite Industry
Nanosatellites have become a revolution in the satellite business because they are cost-effective, can be delivered faster, technology is improving rapidly, and they leverage advanced commercial off the shelf technologies. Typically not much larger than the size of...

Event Thu 6/14: NASA Centennial Challenge

Event Thu 6/14: NASA Centennial Challenge
Future missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond will require innovative options to shelter our explorers, and we won’t be able to carry all of the materials with us from Earth. NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, a Centennial Challenges...

Workshop Thu 5/31: Design a Sport for Zero Gravity !

Workshop Thu 5/31: Design a Sport for Zero Gravity !
As Space Tourism grows, business will look for more ways to entertain space leisure-travelers. Humans in space will also look for ways to stay active through a diverse range of sports, much like we have on earth today....

Event Tue 5/15: Rocket Men: an Evening with Author Robert Kurson

Event Tue 5/15: Rocket Men: an Evening with Author Robert Kurson
Ask people about the Apollo space program and they’re most familiar with Apollo 11, when man first set foot on the Moon. But by many accounts, an even more daring and risky mission occurred seven months earlier when...

We live-fired experimental rocket motors, what did YOU do on Yuri’s Night?

We live-fired experimental rocket motors, what did YOU do on Yuri’s Night?
 Brian Stofiel, CEO and founder of Stofiel Aerospace, joined NewSpace Chicago Thursday night to share their vision for mobile, on-demand, and highly scalable launch services.  Stofiel Aerospace is a startup based in St. Louis developing a unique architecture...
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