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 6/15: Crowdfunding Your Space Startup

Event Thu 6/15: Crowdfunding Your Space Startup
Raising funds for a start-up that plans to operate in outer space can be a challenging task.  Crowdfunding leverages the power of your network to gather support for new ventures, both financially and otherwise.  Several NewSpace companies have...

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...