NewSpace Business Competition Announces Finalists

LOS ANGELES (CSCF PR) — Today, the Center for Space Commerce and Finance announced the finalists that will be competing in the upcoming NewSpace Business Plan Competition on Saturday, May 26 during the International Space Development Conference (ISDC) in Los Angeles. Six finalists were selected to compete in the Shark Tank-style pitch competition:

  • Beyond Earth – Beyond Earth is a new entrant in the remote sensing arena focused on global water utilization.
  • First Resonance – Modern software solutions for aerospace manufacturing.
  • Space Map – A map and positioning system of the past, present, and future locations of all known bodies in the solar system.
  • Stofiel Aerospace – A small satellite launch system offering scalable, mobile, and on-demand launches of individual payloads between 15 and 250kg, for $20k per kg.
  • Voyager Space Technologies – Artificially intelligent software to dramatically lower the time and cost it takes to design new satellites.
  • Waypoint 2 Space – Space experiences and space training services, for the general public, commercial spaceflight participants (space tourists), and the research community.


Waypoint 2 Space Partners with Final Frontier Design

Spacesuit pressurization (Credit: Final Frontier Design)
Spacesuit pressurization (Credit: Final Frontier Design)

HOUSTON, Sept. 30, 2014 (Waypoint/FFD PR) — Today, Waypoint 2 Space (Waypoint) announced a partnership with Final Frontier Design (FFD) that will integrate FFD space suit designs with Waypoint’s innovative EVA training systems in support of Waypoint’s FAA safety approved commercial space training programs.


Waypoint 2 Space Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Modular EVA Training System (METS)

For the first time in history, Space is finally within your reach! If you have ever wanted to know what it was like to live and work in space we can train you. Waypoint 2 Space was created with the sole purpose of training future commercial astronauts, researchers, teachers and space enthusiasts with various programs for all levels of participation. There’s one piece of hardware we would especially like to have for our training but it doesn’t currently exist…Yet! With your help it will soon.

We came up with a concept for a training device called the Modular EVA Training System (METS). METS is capable of housing a spacecraft training module 12 feet high and 10 feet wide and will simulate a person performing an Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA or Space Walk as commonly known) here on Earth. METS incorporates a gravity off set system creating the sensation of weightlessness while simultaneously providing a Trainee the ability to translate around a moveable space module (like found on the International Space Station) simulating a full weightless environment.

Waypoint 2 Space Earns FAA Safety Approval for Spaceflight Training Programs

waypoint_2_space_logoHOUSTON – Jan. 28, 2014 (Waypoint 2 Space PR) – Waypoint 2 Space, a leading provider of spaceflight training for the commercial space industry, today announced it has received FAA safety approval for its highly anticipated training services that will begin late spring of 2014. The FAA safety approval solidifies Waypoint 2 Space’s commitment to establishing the safest and highest training standards for the industry.

Waypoint 2 Space is the only domestic company that will be providing fully comprehensive and immersive spaceflight training programs for both suborbital and orbital space. The company is offering future and prospective crew and spaceflight participants the opportunity to receive innovative training techniques and have access to the most advanced equipment in the world.


Commercial Spaceflight Federation Expands Membership

csf_logo_newestWashington, D.C. (CSF PR) – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is pleased to announce the addition of three new organizations to its membership: Alaska Aerospace Corporation as an Executive Member; and the Metropolitan State University of Denver and Waypoint 2 Space as Associate Members.

“We are very pleased to have these three new members on board,” stated CSF President, Michael Lopez-Alegria. “Each new member brings unique perspective and expertise to the table, and are engaged in exciting activities within the sector. I look forward to working with each of them.”