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 fueled rocket to thrust, throttle, and vector. They’re perfecting the technology for orbital capability.

Brian Stofiel of Stofiel Aerospace will discuss his experience founding a Midwest space business – recruiting talent, fundraising, and developing novel space technologies.

Brian Stofiel is founder and CEO of Stofiel Aerospace. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, MO, where it is using additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping to build their launch system, BOREAS.  With verified flight data and plans for a Karman Line launch at the end of the summer, Stofiel Aerospace is fast becoming a leader in the small satellite launch sector. Brian will speak about STEM education and its role in experimentation. He will also speak about “failing fast and failing often”, how it has shaped his mission, and how it has shaped the entire space industry.

We will conclude the evening with a celebration of Yuri’s Night – the World’s Space Party commemorating Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human to venture into space on April 12, 1961. As such, we’ll have music as well as food + drink to follow the presentation.

This is part of a continuing series of space entrepreneurship discussion and networking forums presented by NewSpace Chicago and hosted at mHUB Chicago. The admission fee for this event is $5.

Date: Thursday, April 12 2018
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: mHUB Chicago event space
Location: 965 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL (Get Directions)

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Free parking available in the mHUB parking lot after 5:30pm.

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