Hi folks, As many of you have seen in the news as of late, DARPA has released their 100 Year Starship (100YSS) solicitation proposal (see http://www.comspacewa.... The 100 Year Starship is a project to, “develop a viable and sustainable non-government organization for persistent, long-term, private-sector investment into the myriad of disciplines needed to make long-distance space travel viable. The goal is to develop an investment vehicle--with the patronage and guidance of entrepreneurs, business leaders, and technology visionaries--which provides the stability for sustained investment over a century-long time horizon, concomitant with the agility to respond to the accelerating pace of technological, social, and other change.” DARPA’s award includes a $500K grant to cover start-up costs. Just as important, such recognition would open up new doors for finding strong partnerships, investors, and talent. This is an amazing opportunity for us to bring together our own ideas about commercial/private space ventures. Let’s act quickly and respond to this proposal! If you are interested in responding to the 100YSS proposal solicitation, please let us know and: (i) provide some dates in the next two weeks that work for you (let me tentatively suggest September 10th); and (ii) reach out to your friends and fellow space enthusiasts to see who else might be interested in helping put together a proposal response in accordance with DARPA's requirements. This could be a very exciting opportunity for us! Looking forward to hearing from all of you! Regards, C.J. and Julia
Jerry Isdale will be visiting Alpha One Labs and we'll be discussing the Hackerspace Space Program as well as the 100YSS - It will be an open discussion and we'll have free pizza for everyone who RSVPs.
More information about the Hackerspace Space Program can be found here: