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DSI’s Tumlinson Awarded World Technology Award

Rick Tumlison, accepting his World Technology Award on Nov 20, 2015. Pictured with World Technology Network founder James Craig. (Credit: DSI)

Rick Tumlison, accepting his World Technology Award on Nov 20, 2015. Pictured with World Technology Network founder James Craig. (Credit: DSI)

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. (DSI PR) — On Friday, November 20, 2015, Rick Tumlinson was awarded the World Technology Award by the World Technology Network  (“The WTN”) – a global community comprised of the most innovative people and organizations at the forefront of science and technology and related fields.   Mr. Tumlinson was awarded this prestigious honor for his work at Deep Space Industries in the development of an industrial economy in space.

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Deep Space Industries Applauds Vote on Asteroid Mining


dsi_logoMOFFETT FIELD, Calif. (DSI PR) — Deep Space Industries (DSI) congratulates the members of the United States Senate for passing legislation that significantly advances the cause of opening space resources to humanity. Title IV of S.1297, also referred to as the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitive Act of 2015, promotes the right of U.S. citizens to engage in commercial exploration for, and commercial recovery of, space resources in accordance with international obligations and subject to supervision by the U.S. government.

“We are pleased to see the beginnings of legal clarity in the field of space resource utilization,” said Rick Tumlinson, Chair of Deep Space Industries. “This bill is a historic step forward and demonstrates that Congress can effectively and quickly pass legislation that is important to the country’s economic future. The hard-working legislators and their staff on Capitol Hill are to be commended.”

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Deep Space Industries Appoints Chief Engineer

Grant Bonin

Grant Bonin

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. (DSI PR) — Deep Space Industries (DSI) announced today that renowned spacecraft designer and engineer Grant Bonin will be joining the company in the role of Chief Engineer. Mr. Bonin has 11 successful spacecraft in Earth orbit and will now drive the company’s ramp up to its first asteroid missions.

“It’s go time!” exclaimed Rick Tumlinson, Chair of Deep Space Industries. “We have the vision, the goal and core plan. With Grant, we now have the full leadership team to execute and succeed. This is the first in a series of exciting announcements you’ll see from DSI in the coming year. On our current growth path and timetable DSI’s spacecraft will be flying out to an asteroid before 2020.”

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DSI Forms Strategic Partnership With Solid Prototype, Inc.

 Deep Space Industries is planning a series of reconnaissance spacecraft which will be sent in search of mineral-rich asteroids.  (Credit:  Bryan Versteeg, Deep Space Industries)

Deep Space Industries is planning a series of reconnaissance spacecraft which will be sent in search of mineral-rich asteroids. (Credit: Bryan Versteeg, Deep Space Industries)

Houston, TXDecember 1, 2014.  Deep Space Industries and Solid Prototype Inc. today announced a strategic partnership to revolutionize spacecraft design and production through Solid Prototype’s 3D printing services, targeted at reducing fabrication costs, speeding turnaround times for new designs, and eliminating mass from spacecraft structures.

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Private Sector Seeks Profit, Adventure Beyond Earth Orbit


Credit: Golden Spike Company

By Douglas Messier
Parabolic Arc Managing Editor

With human flights beyond Earth orbit not expected to occur for at least eight years, the private sector is increasingly eying deep space for a series of ambitious robotic and human missions for both adventure and profit.

Nine programs are currently underway that include robotic and human landings of the moon, human flybys of the moon and Mars, the mining of the moon and asteroids, and even a settlement on Mars. Backers of these initiatives include the X Prize Foundation, Google and its executives, and the world’s first space tourist, Dennis Tito.

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Asteroid Expert John Lewis Named Deep Space Industries Chief Scientist

John Lewis

John Lewis

HOUSTON, TX, February 20 (DSI PR) – Deep Space Industries announced that astronomer and asteroid expert Dr. John Lewis will assume the role of Chief Scientist for the firm, whose goal is the exploration, harvesting and processing of space resources, such as asteroids. Author of such seminal works in the field as the books “Rain of Iron and Ice” and “Mining the Sky,” Dr. Lewis is considered to be one of the the world’s pre-eminent asteroid experts.

“We are thrilled that John decided to join us in our quest to harvest space resources,” said Deep Space Chairman Rick Tumlinson. “He has been a hero and mentor of mine and the whole team. Having such a vote of confidence from the guy who literally wrote the books on the subject means a lot to us, our investors and potential customers, let alone the wisdom and knowledge he brings to the table.”

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Deep Space Industries Announces Fleet of Asteroid Hunting Spacecraft


Deep Space Industries announced today that it will send a fleet of asteroid-prospecting spacecraft out into the solar system to hunt for resources to accelerate space development to benefit Earth.  These “FireFly” spacecraft utilize low-cost cubesat components and get discounted delivery to space by ride-sharing on the launch of larger communications satellites.
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Walt Anderson Planning Cloud Computing Service


MirCorp founder Walt Anderson is working on a cloud computing start-up as he approaches the end of a nearly 8-year prison term for tax evasion, according to a message posted on the Justice for Walt website.

I am now back in the real world. I am currently on “home detention” at my parent’s homne [sic] in Virginia. I will be completely done with this ordeal on December 29, 2012. Unil [sic] December 29, 2012 I will not be able to travel outside the Washington DC area, but I have lots of things to work on here for now.

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Consulting Firm Hires Tumlinson for New Commercial Space Practice Group


Rick Tumlinson

AUSTIN, TX (Formation PR) – Austin-based communications consultancy Formation has announced the addition of a practice group dedicated to the commercial space industry. Formation helps launch and grow business and policy initiatives with a unique blend of strategic communications, design and entrepreneurial thinking.

“I have a great deal of personal interest in enabling growth in the commercial space industry,” says Shelby Stephens, Formation co-founder and strategy design director. “Combine our company’s strong strategic communications capabilities with a background in engineering and aerospace, and we’re in a good spot to help some commercial space companies get to the next level.”

The space practice group at Formation includes commercial space evangelist Rick Tumlinson as a strategic advisor. “Rick brings us decades of space advocacy experience and a deep knowledge of the industry,” Stephens adds. “And, he’s something of a renegade – certainly outside the box – and that seems to fit well with our culture.”

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Texas Space Alliance Names New President


AUSTIN, TX, APR 4, 2012 (TXA PR) – The Texas Space Alliance announced Air Force Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Robert Lancaster is assuming the role of President of the organization today. The group worked last year with commercial spaceflight operators, such as Blue Origin, to pass the first space liability protection law in Texas history, and is preparing for a new set of initiatives it will be introducing in the next legislative session.

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Rick Tumlinson to Drop by The Space Show


This week on The Space Show….

Monday, Jan. 16, 2011 2-3:30 PM PST, 5-6:30 PM EST, 4-5:30 PM CST: We welcome DR. ROGER HANDBERG to the program to discuss space policy and more.

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, 7-8:30 PM PST, 10-11:30 PM EST, 9-10:30 PM CST: We welcome DR. PAUL CZYSZ to the program on advanced engineering, hypersonics and much more.

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, 2-3 PM PST, 5-6 PM EST, 4-5 PM CST: We welcome STEVE BOULEY, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, to discuss low cost space access efforts, hypersonics, and boosting the latest communications satellite for U.S. Military, The Wideband Global SATCOM which will improve communications capabilities for U.S. military.

Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, 9:30-11 AM PST, 12:30-2 PM EST, 11:30AM-1PM CST: We welcome back RICK TUMLINSON to discuss policy, New Space, and topics of importance.

Sunday, Jan. 22, 20112, 12-1:30 PM PST, 3-4:30 PM EST, 2-3:30 PM CST: We welcome back DR. WILLIAM (BILL) ROWE to discuss his China experiences regarding space issues and updates to his human factors space medicine research. Check out his website for his latest work, www.femsinspace.com.

Tumlinson: Drug-Crazed Congressional Puppets Feeding Carnivorous Constellation Monster


Ares I-X lifts off from the Cape.

NASA’s Constellation Hallucination and the Congressional Money Drug
by Rick Tumlinson
The Huffington Post

In the coming weeks some in Congress will try to kill America’s future in space as they desperately work to prop up the tax sucking, pork eating dreamslaying monster known as the Constellation rocket program. Right now a bought and paid for cabal of hypocritical puppets in the House and Senate are trying to prop up this corpse of a dead end plan to go to the Moon and Mars that not only failed to deliver on President Bush’s promise of a permanent U.S. presence in space, but continues to eat the budgets of the very exploration it was meant to support.

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Tumlinson and Horowitz on The Space Show The Week


The Space Show’s schedule for this week:

Monday, June 14, 2010, 2-3:30 PM PDT: We welcome back Rick Tumlinson to discuss the proposed new U.S. space policy and more.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 7- 8:30 PM PDT: OPEN LINES. All topics welcome for discussion.

Friday, June 18, 2010, 9:30-11:00 AM PDT: Dr. Scott “Doc” Horowitz joins us to discuss NASA and U.S. space policy.

Sunday, June 20 , 12-1:30 PM PDT. The Space Show welcomes Joseph Vogel, Director of Hypersonics for Boeing and the program manager for the X-51A.

Video: Rick Tumlinson Talks About Commercial Space


Space Frontier Foundation co-founder Rick Tumlinson talks after a screening of “Orphans of Apollo” in Los Angeles.

The Space Show: Lunar Outposts and More



The Space Show for this week….

Monday, Sept. 28,  2009; 2-3:30 PM PDT:   We welcome back Robert Zimmerman, noted author, space journalist, and historian.

Tuesday, Sept. 29,  2009, 7-8:30 PM PDT:  We welcome Brent Sherwood and Dr. A. Scott Howe of  JPL regarding their new book, “Out Of This World:  The New Field Of Space Architecture.”

Friday, October 2, 2009, 9:30-11:30 AM PDT : We welcome Dr. Erik Seedhouse regarding his new book, “Lunar Outpost: The Challenges of Establishing a Human Settlement on the Moon.”

Sunday, October 4, 2009, 12-1:30 PM PDT:  We welcome back Rick Tumlinson, co-founder of the Space Frontier Foundation, Orbital Outfitters, and space visionary to discuss water on the Moon and much more..