[hackerspaces] DARPA Selects Hackerspace Space Program for contract negotiation

Doug Philips doug at hackpittsburgh.org
Tue Apr 3 03:52:00 CEST 2012

Hells Yeah, HackPittsburgh is IN. (Just signed up for the list as the
point/contact for us).

On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 8:53 PM, R. Mark Adams, PhD
<rmadams at epotential.com> wrote:
> That sounds really great!  As someone who spends his day job managing
> this kind of public-private partnership, it is going to be really
> exciting and interesting!  We are totally interested in this kind of
> thing at HacDC!
> -Mark
> On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 7:31 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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