Boeing CEO vows to beat Musk to Mars as new space race beckons

From the Chicago Tribune, October 5, 2016: Boeing Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg sketched out a Jetsons-like future at a conference Tuesday, envisioning a commercial space-travel market with dozens of destinations orbiting the Earth and hypersonic aircraft shuttling travelers between continents in two hours or less. And Boeing intends to be a key player in the initial push to send humans to Mars, maybe even beating Musk to his long-time goal.   Like Musk’s SpaceX,…

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Regional Roundup: Chicago aims to be space travel hub

NewSpace Chicago mentioned on STARTLAND: SpaceX may be the company people think of when it comes to finally plunking a flag into the red soil of Mars, but a Chicagoan David Hurst has other ideas. The serial entrepreneur has sky-high plans to help area startups get in on the ground floor of the “next trillion dollar industry.” Hurst aims to make Chicago a thriving hub for space innovation, beginning with the founding of Orbital Transports…

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Chicago…A Hub for Space Travel? This Entrepreneur Says Yes.

NewSpace Chicago mentioned on ChicagoInno: When you think about the future of commercial space travel and the possibility of long-term human presence in outer space, you think Elon Musk–and rightfully so. SpaceX has been one of the darlings of the tech world, making massive advancements in space innovation and collecting more than $1 billion in funding. But innovation in the space industry isn’t exleusive to SpaceX, nor is it limited to startups in Silicon Valley. The space…

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NewSpace Chicago Business Plan Competition Postponed

Friday, March 4, 2016 – Chicago IL – We regret to announce that due to a lack of qualified contestants at this time, we must cancel the NewSpace Chicago Business Plan Competition in March.  We are evaluating possible alternatives for rescheduling the event for later this year.  Please stay tuned for further announcements.

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NewSpace Chicago Business Plan Competition Sweetens the Pot

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 – Chicago IL – NewSpace Chicago announced today that the organization is increasing the prize for winning its business plan competition by $500. The NewSpace Chicago Business Plan Competition is focused on space-related and space-scalable business start-ups in or around the Chicagoland area. The NewSpace Chicago BPC will be held on March 16th, 2016 at 1871, a local high-tech incubator in downtown Chicago. Submissions will be accepted from February 2nd, 2016…

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Chicago Enters Race to Settle Space with Space-Related and Space-Scalable Business Plan Competition

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 – Chicago IL – Chicago enters the race to develop commercial ventures in outer space with a Business Plan Competition (BPC), fully focused in space-related and space-scalable business start-ups in or around the Chicagoland area. The NewSpace Chicago BPC will be held on March 16th, 2016 at 1871, a local high-tech incubator in downtown Chicago. Submissions will be accepted from February 2nd, 2016 until March 9th, 2016. Contestants will compete in…

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