We are an open community of space entrepreneurs, professionals and others who are creating private companies to commercialize outer space. We are promoting Chicago as a center of excellence for new commercial space, space-related, or space-scalable ventures. We have monthly networking events and programs supporting space entrepreneurship in Chicago. Join us. Join the future!

Event Tue 9/10: Stofiel Aerospace 3D Printed Rockets to Orbit

Event Tue 9/10: Stofiel Aerospace 3D Printed Rockets to Orbit
Save the date for the first event of our Fall Speaker series, with Alex Smith, COO of Stofiel Aerospace. With rockets that are 3D printed and scalable to payloads, Stofiel offers a practical, cost effective option for the...

Event Thu 6/13: 4th Planet Logistics

Event Thu 6/13: 4th Planet Logistics
Join us for a discussion with noted explorer, adventurer and CEO of 4th Planet Logistics, Michael Chalmer Dunn. His company is developing technologies for creating habitats from naturally occurring terrestrial lava tubes analogous to the Moon and Mars...

Event Thu 5/9: Property Rights in Outer Space: A Startup’s Voyage

Event Thu 5/9: Property Rights in Outer Space: A Startup’s Voyage
Join a discussion between an attorney and a hypothetical space startup with a business model to collect abandoned objects in Low Earth Orbit and mine local asteroids for exotic minerals.  Can a business extract minerals from celestial bodies?...

Event Thu 4/11 UPDATED: Creating Value in the NewSpace Industry

Event Thu 4/11 UPDATED: Creating Value in the NewSpace Industry
Charles Mudd will be unable to join us Thursday evening due to inclement weather.  In his place, Aaron Pagel will present on creating value in the NewSpace industry. There are a lot of effective ways to approach strategy...

Applications Open for NewSpace Chicago Fellowship to Founder Institute Spring 2019 Session

Applications Open for NewSpace Chicago Fellowship to Founder Institute Spring 2019 Session
NewSpace Chicago is excited to announce that the Founder Institute, the world’s premier pre-seed accelerator, is offering the best applicants with space-technology ideas a NewSpace Chicago fellowship to their Chicago Spring 2019 session. Through this offer, anyone with...

Event Thu 3/7: Trends in the NewSpace Industry

Event Thu 3/7: Trends in the NewSpace Industry
NewSpace Chicago welcomes Sean Casey of Atlas Space Operations. During his presentation, he’ll detail the current trends and possible future state of the industry with a focus on cost-effective and reliable data and communications services. Sean Casey was...

Event Thu 1/10: Xenesis… a Midwest space start-up story

Event Thu 1/10: Xenesis… a Midwest space start-up story
At this event Mark LaPenna will take us behind the scenes for the genesis moment of Xenesis, its mission, its business and its pivot…from there, the problems encountered, the trials faced and the success they’ve achieved. Mark LaPenna...
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