WASHINGTON – December 6, 2012 (Paragon PR) – Paragon Space Development Corporation (Paragon) was represented today at the National Press Club in Washington DC for the Golden Spike Company announcement of its intention to provide human expeditions to the Moon on a commercial basis.
Paragon, of Tucson, AZ, is working with Golden Spike to design and provide the space suit systems for lunar surface operations as well as the environmental control and life support systems for the transit spacecraft and lunar lander. The space suit, thermal control and life support technologies will be a mix of systems developed by NASA and industry, providing a safe, robust and low cost, commercial solution for Golden Spike Company.
“Golden Spike is an example of the inflection that we are beginning to see in the commercial human space flight industry.” said Taber MacCallum, Chief Executive Officer of Paragon and a Board Member of Golden Spike Company.
“NASA is tackling the very important and difficult challenges of human deep space exploration by developing systems including the Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System. The capabilities being developed by Golden Spike compliment NASA’s deep space exploration program.” said MacCallum.
ABOUT GOLDEN SPIKE: The Golden Spike Company (GSC) is a US-based commercial space company incorporated in 2010 with the objective of providing human expeditions to the Moon. It is named after the ceremonial final spike that joined the rails of the First Transcontinental Railroad across the United States, on May 10, 1869, and opened up the frontier to new opportunities. Similarly, Golden Spike intends to break new ground and create an enduring link to the next frontier, providing regular and reliable expeditions to the Moon at prices that create a new market for space commercialization and inspire millions.
ABOUT PARAGON: Paragon Space Development Corporation® joins the engineering disciplines of environmental control, life support, and thermal control to provide premier products and services for our world’s most challenging life support needs, such as human spaceflight and first responder personal protection. Founded in 1993, Paragon is a woman-owned small business headquartered in Tucson, Arizona.