U.S. Rep. U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Chairwoman of the House Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee, recently toured the Tucson-based Paragon Space Development Corporation – a fast growing company that is doing key work for NASA and other organizations.
I found an announcement of the upcoming visit on the Paragon website. Although the news is a bit old, it contains a good summary of the company’s major projects, which include making life support systems for NASA’s new vehicles, the space agency’s new spacesuit, and growing a plant on the moon.
Have space greenhouse, will travel
The moonâ€™s first resident wonâ€™t be human but will still require a space suit, of sorts.
Universe Today has an interview with Paragon Space Development Corporation CEO Taber MacCallum in which he defended NASA’s work on the Constellation program and blasted Congress for not giving the agency sufficient resources to do its job.
The first Moon flower will become a reality when private lunar expedition partners Odyssey Moon and Paragon Space Development Corporation deliver a biological greenhouse to the lunar surface.
Google Lunar X PRIZE contender Odyssey Moon Ltd. will announce its partnership with Paragon at a media conference held on March 27, 2009 at the Tucson-based firm, a manufacturer of key components for NASAâ€™s Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle that will replace the Space Shuttle and take Astronauts to the Moon and eventually Mars. The lunar plant will be another space biology first for Paragon, having bred the first animals through complete life cycles in space, and grown the first aquatic plant in space.
Google Lunar X Prize competitor Odyssey Moon will have a press conference on Friday to announce a deal with Paragon Space Development Corporation to send a greenhouse to the moon.
Moon Partnership: Green Thumbs Up
Space Coalition Blog
A partnership between two private space groups â€“ Odyssey Moon and Paragon Development Corp. â€“ is focused on delivery of a biological greenhouse to the Moonâ€™s surface.
Paragon Space Development Corp. Press Release
Grant Anderson, Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of Paragon Space Development Corporation, has recently been featured as part of a new campaign by AIAA, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.