David Livingston recently interview Adam Brinckerhoff about the SpaceUnited project: Adam Brinckerhoff, Friday, 3-28-14 – Thespaceshow’s Blog
SpaceUnited is described as “your nonprofit humanitarian space agency. Explore for good.” They define a “humanitarian space agency” as follows:
It’s a organization that helps people on Earth and beyond through the use of space technologies. Today, this help comes in the form of satellite imagery, improved housing, life-support systems, and science and education programs. Tomorrow it could mean interstellar Internet access; Mars and Moon aid; or a million other things.
Their primary goals currently appeared to be implementing Humanitarian Space Missions. Here are three current missions –
ExploraLab – Would you like to send something to the stratosphere? ExploraLab is your rocket-shaped experiment payload carrier. Simply create an experiment, put it into an ExploraLab, and drop it in the mail. We’ll make sure that it flies high and then gets delivered back to you!
SHIM-1 – SHIM-1 is a mission about saving lives. We’re working to purchase real-time satellite photos for humanitarian efforts, such as emergency relief organizations and international human rights watchdogs. Discover how you can help.
HOME-1 – HOME stands for Human Optimized Modular Environment. The mission of the HOME program is to improve human life by improving housing. We’re working on building HOMEs for on and off-Earth use. Check out this awesome project.
You can follow their activities and progress at the SpaceUnited Blog. Also, SpaceUnited executives Troy Dunn and Adam Brinckerhoff present Google+ Hangouts every Tuesday at 11:30 AM MT in which they
discuss the humanitarian space exploration topic of the week, interview a guest, and answer your questions live!”
Here is a recent Hangout in which they discussed “How To Do Space Exploration Yourself” : SpaceUnited Hangout 3-18-14 – SpaceUnited –