Join us for a discussion with noted explorer, adventurer and CEO of 4th Planet Logistics, Michael Chalmer Dunn. His company is developing technologies for creating habitats from naturally occurring terrestrial lava tubes analogous to the Moon and Mars in order to allow humans to find a new home in the future. Michael will discuss the history and validation for using subterranean location as a practical and cost effective approach to the establishment of continuously crewed planetary bases. He will address the current state of subterranean habitat development and existing challenges associated with integrating subset components into one overall practical “turn-key” Lunar or Mars facility.
Michael Chalmer Dunn is an American Explorer, Adventurer, Businessman and World Traveler who has worked in, or explored extensively within almost every country in the world. He was educated at Cambridge University, U.K. where he received a M.Phil in Polar Studies with special emphasis on problem-solving, decision-making and plan implementation processes as they relate to expedition and exploration management. He is perhaps best known for leading or participating in early expeditions to reach each of the seven continental summits, as well as the North and South Poles; inclusive of co-leading the first Skydive Expedition to the geographic North Pole and as Expedition Leader on the Neil Armstrong-Sir Edmund Hillary North Pole expedition in 1985. Michael currently works as CEO of 4th Planet Logistics, a Chicago based company that focuses on the development of subterranean caverns and cave systems for eventual Lunar-Mars Habitat application.
This is part of a continuing series of space entrepreneurship discussion and networking forums presented by NewSpace Chicago and hosted at mHUB Chicago.
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: mHUB Chicago event space
Location: 965 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL (Get Directions)
Free parking available in the mHUB parking lot after 5:00pm.
Requested donation for this event is $5. NewSpace Chicago is a registered Illinois 501(c)(3) organization. Your tax-deductible donation helps support the entrepreneurial space industry in Chicago.