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 Moscow hosted by ROSCOSMOS. Second, he will provide a hypothetical walkthrough of legal issues facing a commercial space startup.  Specifically, he will walk the audience through the steps involved in talk to an attorney, the legal advice…

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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. Earth’s sports are designed for Earth’s atmosphere and gravity. For example, some sports are played indoors and some outdoors, we have a wide range of uniforms that facilitate play, and all of earth’s games are centered around…

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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 for low-cost access to space.  This is especially important for the growing small satellite market.  Brian also treated the crowd to some pyrotechnics, but more on that in a bit. Stofiel’s architecture solves a number of challenges…

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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.…

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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 challenges to a successful space business is a legal minefield of regulatory schema unique to the space industry that must be navigated. For example, many do not understand the applicability of arms control regulations to manufacturing otherwise…

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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 you give us some details about you and your story. I’ve dreamt of going to space since I was a boy. Watching the Apollo astronauts land on the Moon in 1969 captivated my imagination. I grew up…

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Space is Open for Business @ Adler After Dark (video)

On 21 December 2017, NewSpace Chicago came to Adler After Dark.  NewSpace Chicago founder David Hurst was a featured speaker.  He presented “Space is Open for Business: Business Opportunities on the High Frontier” and discussed the booming commercial space economy. Technological innovation and new business models are rapidly changing the marketscape and opening up new opportunities for space-related and space-scalable ventures. The question is no longer how are we going to get to space. Today…

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Event Thu 1/25: Boeing’s HorizonX – Turning Startup Ideas Into Reality

Formed in early 2017, Boeing’s HorizonX leverages the power of the world’s largest aerospace company to bring new business ventures to the market to unlock the next generation of game-changing ideas, products, and markets. From investment capital to tech commercialization and market access, HorizonX turns new ideas and businesses into reality. Investment and partnership areas of interest include: disruptive mobility, advanced logistics, connectivity, autonomy, advanced manufacturing, advanced materials, cybersecurity, AI and machine learning, industrial IoT,…

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Deep Space Ecology Completes Phase 1 Funding!

Deep Space Ecology has funded the first Phase 1 of their project to advance the science and technology of growing food in space.  The team is researching a viable solution to create semi-closed ecological systems supporting human habitation on the surface of Mars. They have planned a series of agricultural studies that have never been done before on the International Space Station (ISS) to develop a self-contained growing system that can maintain the ecological conditions…

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Event Thu 12/21: Space is Open for Business @ Adler After Dark

Business Opportunities on the High Frontier   This month, NewSpace Chicago comes to Adler After Dark.  Join us for the Adler Planetarium’s 21+ December event Spacecation!  NewSpace Chicago founder David Hurst will be a featured speaker, presenting “Space is Open for Business: Business Opportunities on the High Frontier” and discussing the booming commercial space economy.  Technological innovation and new business models are rapidly changing the marketscape and opening up new opportunities for space-related and space-scalable ventures.  The…

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