We are an open community of professionals 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!

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...

Event Thu 4/12: Failing Fast, Launching Often

Event Thu 4/12: Failing Fast, Launching Often
Stofiel Aerospace is a St. Louis company which has developed a functional rocket nozzle that is printed using high grade 3D printing, and which is capable of carrying small payloads to high altitude. It is the first solid...

Event Tue 3/6: Navigating Legal Challenges within the Commercial Space Industry

Event Tue 3/6: Navigating Legal Challenges within the Commercial Space Industry
The commercial space industry is currently experiencing exponential growth which will continue over the next several years. This provides entrepreneurs, startups, and businesses novel opportunities to embark on ventures into space and the space economy. One of the...

Voyage Chicago – Meet David Hurst of Orbital Transports

Voyage Chicago – Meet David Hurst of Orbital Transports
Voyage Chicago recently interviewed NewSpace Chicago founder and CEO of Orbital Transports, David Hurst.  From the article: Today we’d like to introduce you to David Hurst. So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t...
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