NewSpace Chicago is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to growing the space industry in the Chicago area. We are an open community of space entrepreneurs, professionals, investors, students and others who are creating private companies to commercialize outer space. We host networking events and programs supporting space entrepreneurship and promote Chicago as a center of excellence for new commercial space, space-related, or space-scalable ventures. Join us. Join the future!

 

Covid-19 Update

In accordance with state and city social distancing directives to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, NewSpace Chicago is canceling our in-person speaker/networking events for the foreseeable future. The necessity of social distancing may keep us apart physically, but it need not disperse our NewSpace Chicago community. Space is still out there and we continue to think about how to make life multi-planetary. Now is a good time to come together virtually and share our ideas and plans for settling the high frontier. Even without in-person events, you can still stay involved! We are planning some exciting online/virtual events for the coming weeks. Continue to watch this space for upcoming announcements.

Event Nov 17, 2020: One Million Marciane: Humanity’s Next Giant Leap – Technical Challenges

Event Nov 17, 2020: One Million Marciane: Humanity’s Next Giant Leap – Technical Challenges
How can humanity overcome the economic, technical, and social challenges to not just survive, but to thrive on Mars? Find out by joining New Space Chicago’s virtual speaker series. The authors of One Million Marciane: Humanity’s Next Giant...

Event Oct 28, 2020: One Million Marciane: Humanity’s Next Giant Leap – Economic Challenges

Event Oct 28, 2020: One Million Marciane: Humanity’s Next Giant Leap – Economic Challenges
Learn about the economic challenges associated with creating a city-state on Mars capable of supporting 1,000,000 Marciane.

Event Oct 3 & 4: NASA Space Apps 2020

Event Oct 3 & 4: NASA Space Apps 2020
Join the NASA Space Apps Challenge

Mars City State Update: The Final Stretch

Mars City State Update: The Final Stretch
Two Short Months The Windy City Settlers first came together less than two months ago, but have achieved so much in a short amount of time. The team has created a system of Marciane laws and drafted a Mars...

Event May 2 & 3, 2020: Mars City State Competition Workshop

Event May 2 & 3, 2020: Mars City State Competition Workshop
NewSpace Chicago is pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring a team to enter this year’s Mars City State Competition hosted by the Mars Society. We will kick-off our team with a two-day virtual workshop, to be...

Event Tues 3/10: Satellite Mega Constellations

Event Tues 3/10: Satellite Mega Constellations
Mega satellite constellations will change the way businesses and governments operate both in space and on the ground. NewSpace Chicago has assembled a panel to discuss the incredible opportunities and risks associated with mega satellite constellations.  Building and...

Event Tue 02/11: NearSpace Launch’s Journey to 400+ Systems in Orbit

Event Tue 02/11: NearSpace Launch’s Journey to 400+ Systems in Orbit
NewSpace Chicago welcomes Matt Voss of NearSpace Launch Inc. NSL has flown 400+ systems in the past five years, with 100% mission success for all commercial and research missions. NSL manufactures and produces ThinSats, CubeSats, Black Boxes, and...

Event Thu 12/12: The Future of Satellite-Based Internet

Event Thu 12/12: The Future of Satellite-Based Internet
RSVP: Sign up through EventBrite.com Satellites have been communicating with the Earth ever since the launch of Sputnik in 1957. Telecommunications capabilities have been the bedrock of the satellite industry with broadband services representing a ~$2.4b market in...

NASA iTech Recap

NASA iTech Recap
Thanks to the NASA iTech team for bringing Ignite the Night to TechNexus in Chicago last November 14th. It was a great event with over 150 people attending. Eight companies pitched their technologies and all were very strong...

Event Thu 11/14: NASA iTech Ignite the Night CHICAGO

Event Thu 11/14: NASA iTech Ignite the Night CHICAGO
UPDATE: the deadline for submitting your idea to Ignite the Night CHICAGO has been extended to Monday, November 4th! Are you an entrepreneur developing a technology that is addressing a real-world problem? Have you thought about how that...

Event Thu 10/10: The Coming Economy of Space Resources

Event Thu 10/10: The Coming Economy of Space Resources
In 2012, Planetary Resources was announced as the first asteroid mining company, followed shortly thereafter by the announcement of Deep Space Industries. Both companies had high profile investors and big plans to mine asteroids for water, metals and...
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