[hackerspaces] DARPA Selects Hackerspace Space Program for contract negotiation

Matt Joyce matt at nycresistor.com
Tue Apr 3 01:39:25 CEST 2012

I would recommend partnering closely with local HAM resources.

Especially in regards to anything involving space.  It's kind of a
necessary skill set.  And it's time to bring some new blood into that
community that is simply going to do its own thing and lead the way in
a new direction.

It would be great to start a first style space robotics challenge
also.  Certainly I am sure Make / Dale and company would be interested
in assisting when it is relevant to their interests.

I love the proposal myself.  I am certain there are more than a few
folks at NASA facilities that would be excited to assist as their time
allows ( usually not that much =/ ).


On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 4:31 PM, Jerry Isdale <isdale at gmail.com> wrote:
> My Fellow Hackers...
> Today I got an email from DARPA stating that they have selected our
> "Hackerspace Space Program" for contract negotiation.
> Those who want to flame about taking government money can do so.. We just
> wont pass any $ your way.
> For those interested there is a mailing list at
>    http://lists.hackerspaces.org/mailman/listinfo/spaceprogram
> Here's the basic introduction from the tech proposal...
> 1. Innovation
> We propose a HSP organization based around the coordination of Hackerspaces
> (HS) worldwide. This organization will enable scalable grassroots community
> units collaborating with each other and with interested partners around the
> world to carry out activities dedicated to the enhancement of humanity’s
> survivability. This is accomplished through the Hackerspaces serving
> as local hubs for community education, innovation and self-sufficiency,
> whereas HSP will encourage, support and coordinate activities that could not
> be accomplished by any one or few Hackerspaces such as expanding humanity’s
> reach and presence beyond Earth orbit.
> 2. Results
> We will create an important platform for local communities, young people and
> the general public to get engaged with space travel and exploration. We’re
> in a unique position to engage wide interest, support broad involvement and
> apply an extensive set of problem-solving skills and capabilities.
> This platform will be one step in pushing mankind’s limits to help us
> survive and thrive in space, as well as improving our chances here on Earth
> by spurring the innovation needed to solve global challenges,
> resource constraints and the need to get along in an increasingly
> crowded environment.
> YES!!!
> and omfg - how do we pull this off?
> Jerry Isdale
> isdale at gmail.com
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