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.

Deep Space Ecology Completes Phase 1 Funding!

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...

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

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...

Being “Space Crazy”, or Getting Closer to the Stars and the Space In-Between

Being “Space Crazy”, or Getting Closer to the Stars and the Space In-Between
On 12 October, NewSpace Chicago was treated to a special screening of the short film “Space Crazy”, produced by FRC.  Space Crazy was created as submission to NASA’s summer 2017 short film competition CineSpace.  The film wonderfully captures...