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ASRC Research and Technology Solutions is an engineering, research and technology services company with contracts supporting multiple federal agencies. Our extensive team of Ph.D. scientists, engineers and professional management personnel allows us to bring real-world experience to meet the growing demand for solutions to some of the most complex problems in aeronautics, aviation, IT management, and Earth and space sciences. ARTS has the knowledge and experience to enhance end users' existing missions; the innovation and creativity to tackle the tough challenges necessary to advance solutions; and the discipline and rigor to enable the process of taking a concept and making it a reality.
DeMont & Breyer is a patent and trademark law firm established in 1997. We specialize in preparing and obtaining patents and trademarks, including the handling of appeals. Our clients range from individual independent inventors to leading companies in U.S. aerospace and defense. Because we focus on prosecution, we have developed a high level of expertise in what we do. Most of our patent professionals were practicing engineers and research scientists before turning to the practice of law, so we have thorough personal knowledge and experience with technology development and the invention process. We work with each client and inventor individually to obtain the strongest protection we know how for their intellectual property.
The $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE is an unprecedented international competition that challenges and inspires engineers and entrepreneurs from around the world to develop low-cost methods of robotic space exploration. To win the Grand Prize, a privately funded team must successfully place a robot on the Moons surface that, explores at least 500 meters, and transmits high definition video and images back to the Earth. The first team to do so will claim a $20 million Grand Prize, while the second team will earn a $5 million Prize. Teams are also eligible to win a $1 million award for stimulating diversity in the field of space exploration and as much as $4 million in bonus prizes for accomplishing additional technical tasks such as moving 10 times as far, surviving the frigid lunar night, or visiting the site of a previous lunar mission. To date, 28 teams headquartered in 17 different nations around the world have registered to compete for the prize. The Google Lunar X PRIZE is available to be claimed until the end of the year 2015.
Jacobs – Jacobs Technology is the advanced technology division of the Jacobs Engineering Group, one of the largest engineering and technical services-only companies in the United States. We provide a wide range of advanced technology services to government and industry in four market areas: • Technical and Evaluation Engineering, Operations and Maintenance • Scientific Engineering, and Technical Services • Design/Build and Operate Test Facilities • Enterprise Information Services A couple of tests we’ve worked on in the past include; the Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) Test in the 11-by-11 foot Wind Tunnel and the Space Shuttle 3% Scale Model in the 9-by-7 Foot Wind Tunnel. Our contract at NASA Ames Research Center supports Testing, Facility Operations and Maintenance for the Wind Tunnels.
Drawing upon a rich history of launch vehicles and engine programs, the Liberty launch system is a reliable two-stage vehicle with capability to lift all commercial cargo, crew capsules and lifting bodies to the International Space Station (ISS). The launch vehicle uses a single engine per stage to provide the highest reliability and safety. This reliability is enhanced with the integration of flight-proven, human-rated propulsion systems, the cryogenic Ariane 5 core stage designed for the human-rated Hermes program and the advanced 5-segment booster. From contract signature to on-orbit delivery, Liberty is committed to serving our customer needs by providing a complete launch service. With a lift capacity of 42,500 lbm to Low Earth Orbit (LEO), Liberty is capable of placing satellites into LEO, Medium Earth Orbit, GTO and Escape orbits. Initial demonstration test flights could begin as early as 2013 and launch astronauts by 2015 at a highly competitive pound-to-orbit fixed cost.
The posters represent work from a design studio taught by Associate Professor Michael Fox that allowed architecture students to make contributions to the conceptual design for alternative means of an Economically Viable Space Station (EVSS). The premise of the approach is that space tourism in LEO is optimistically viewed as an inevitable near-future reality. Ten examples by the students are highlighted whereby programmatic scenarios were created within the context of a space architecture design studio and applied to space making at various scales. Heavy emphasis was placed on the individual programming. Conceptual development hinged on developing and programming an idea to make an orbital station economically workable. Economic viability was in this case defined as a space station that could be economically profitable and the ideas ranged from tourism to commerce.
The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent, educational, grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. Founded as the National Space Institute in 1974, and L5 Society in 1975, which then merged to form NSS in 1987, NSS is widely acknowledged as the preeminent citizen's voice on space. NSS has over 12 thousand members (and more supporters) and over 50 chapters in the United States and around the world. The society also publishes Ad Astra magazine, an award-winning periodical chronicling the most important developments in space.
The OpenLuna Foundation aims to return mankind to the moon through private enterprise. Initial goals focus on a stepped program of robotic missions coupled with extensive public relations and outreach. Following these purely robotic missions, a short series of manned missions will construct a small, approximately 6 person settlement based on a location scouted by the robotic missions. This settlement will be open for anyone's use (private individuals to government agencies), provided they respect our ethical conduct and heritage policies.
Phil Mills NewSpace Models
Phil Mills NewSpace Models; Scratch built and kit NewSpace themed scale models built to order at reasonable prices! Phil has also won many medals in the real space section of the International Plastic Modelling Society annual show “Scale model World” held in the UK each November. Illustrated is his model of the Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser which he won the Gold medal in November 2010.
Commercial space companies and future explorers will need navigation software, advanced robotic control systems, and new space hardened hardware architecture. Sol-X plans to fill that role by designing simple reconfigurable systems. A clean user-interface, OS/embedded system compatibility, and efficient, strongly typed, and structured code is of the highest priority. Our robotic platforms will increase the safety and productivity of manned space missions and aid humans in the exploration of the solar system. But every great adventure starts at home. Solar System Express technology will be used on Earth first. From teaching and creating games for children, to increasing profit and decreasing carbon dioxide emissions for/from industry. The market power of the Earth's developing countries has not yet been tapped. Individually they're a weak market; however, the vast number of them opens endless possibilities. Sol-X imagines a world that does not define its countries.
The Space Frontier Foundation is an organization composed of space activists, scientists and engineers, media and political professionals, entrepreneurs, and citizens from all backgrounds and all nations. The Space Frontier Foundation is transforming space from a government-owned bureaucratic program into a dynamic and inclusive frontier open to people. SFF is determined to convert the image held by many young people that the future will be worse than the present, and rejects the idea that the world's greatest moments are in its past.
SPIN is a private virtual studio (established by space architect Dr. Ondrej Doule) connecting worldwide experts in order to accomplish goals given by clients, focusing on conceptual design ideas. SPIN provides conceptual design solutions and consultancy with particular focus on habitatable space in extreme environments. Space Innovations was established to stimulate private activities in the space sector with the intention to promote human spaceflight, provide space outreach, and educate & inform the broad public in the space architecture arena by organizing outreach events.
Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), located in Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading provider of GEO commercial satellites. SS/L applies its highly reliable, cost-effective technologies to space exploration and science missions, and is working to expand those activities in propulsion, power and communications. With six to eight of its satellites launched each year, SS/L can provide frequent access to space by hosting payloads and offering rideshares to small satellites on its larger spacecraft.
The Space Travelers Emporium is a classroom, project lab, and meeting place operated by the San Diego Space Society for local space enthusiasts, plus a storefront and space travel agent (Zero-G flights, suborbital space flights, astronaut training) that provides both financial support for the lab and outreach to the community.
SpaceUp is a space unconference; participants decide the topics, schedule, and structure of the event. Everyone who attends SpaceUp is encouraged to give a talk, moderate a panel, or start a discussion. Hugely successful SpaceUps have been held in San Diego, Washington DC, and Houston, and events are planned for LA, Huntsville, Florida, London, and elsewhere around the world in the coming months.
SpaceX develops rockets and spacecraft for missions to Earth orbit and beyond. We are committed to becoming the world's premiere space services company by substantially improving both the reliability and cost efficiency of space transportation, ultimately by a factor of ten. SpaceX was founded with the long-term goal of enabling humanity to become a space-faring civilization.
SEDS, the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, is a group dedicated to expanding the role of human exploration and development of space. SEDS seeks to educate the public in such a way as to attain this goal. SEDS has many ways of doing this, including educational outreach, conferences, and chapter projects.
Synthesis International LLC [synthesis] is a technical consulting firm whose work includes the world’s foremost practice in architecture for human spaceflight. Synthesis offers a wide range of design and engineering services in Human-Machine Interface, systems integration, product design and innovation, sustainable architecture and operations. We are a Texas-based LLP and Small Woman-Owned Business comprised of architects, designers and engineers with an array of expert affiliates. Our team’s subject matter, expertise and portfolio extend to healthcare and household products, aerospace cockpit and cabin design, biologically based waste management and systems engineering.
The Mars Society is an international space advocacy non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars. It was founded by Robert Zubrin and others in 1998 and attracted the support of notable science fiction writers and filmmakers, including Kim Stanley Robinson and James Cameron. The organization works to educate the public, the media and government of the benefits of Mars exploration, networking the communities involved and exploring the possibilities of privately-funded missions to the red planet.
Wedding in Space (Misuzu Onuki)
Space tourism will make it possible to have the lifetime big event in space, - a space wedding. Space weddings could create a significant new market and bring many fresh businesses into the space marketplace. For example, wedding dresses, perfume, flowers, make-up, and so on which have never had a relationship with space development so far. Jewelry is one industry sector which has never been necessary in government space development. After the Space Wedding project was launched in 2005, now the Space Wedding Rings project was started in Europe last year, with the first ever commercial flight of Space Wedding Rings completed in New Mexico on May 20, 2011. Also, a project of “jewelry meets space” started with a jewelry designer in Japan this year. Space jewelry is a one of a kind creation which will connect you with space. Space is for everybody.
Yuri's Night is an annual celebration of humanity's past and future in space, held each April 12 in commemoration of the first flight of Yuri Gagarin (on 4/12/1961) and the first launch of the Space Shuttle (on 4/12/1981). In 2011, over 100,000 space enthusiasts, artists, scientists, and partygoers in 75 countries joined together to celebrate 50 years of human spaceflight with movies, stargazing, dancing, informational presentations, and other forms of education and entertainment.