We are an open community for entrepreneurs, students, engineers, scientists, investors and others who are interested in the development of private companies commercializing outer space. We seek to promote Chicago as a center of excellence for new commercial space, space-related, or space-scalable ventures.

Event Thu 5/11: MicroLink Devices and High Efficiency Solar Cells

Event Thu 5/11: MicroLink Devices and High Efficiency Solar Cells
Join us for a discussion with Glen Hillier about the exciting solar cell technology he is developing at MicroLink Devices.  His company is a materials R&D and semiconductor production business based in Niles IL, a north-west suburb of...

After the ISS: Big Plans for Commercial Space Habitats

After the ISS: Big Plans for Commercial Space Habitats
The International Space Station has been our outpost in space for the last 19 years. But the space station is coming to the end of its lifespan. After the ISS, where will be able to go in space?...

SpaceX to send privately crewed Dragon spacecraft beyond the Moon in 2018

SpaceX to send privately crewed Dragon spacecraft beyond the Moon in 2018
As reported in Space.com on Monday, Feb 27, SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced that the company will fly two private citizens around the Moon in 2018. The private spaceflight company will use its Falcon Heavy rocket to send...