SpaceGAMBIT, a program of Maui Makers LLC in collaboration with space enthusiasts and citizen scientists around the world, has announced its first round of funded projects.

In Fall 2012, SpaceGAMBIT received a two-year, $500,000 grant from DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, to fund work on open-source projects that help build technology for a space-faring civilization. In Spring 2013, SpaceGAMBIT issued its first call for proposals. Nearly 50 proposals were received, from which SpaceGAMBIT selected ten projects for funding.

One of the selected projects was the Space Hacker Workshop sponsored by Citizens in Space.

The other selected projects are:

  • BioMONSTAAAR — an automated photobioreactor
  • Hackerspace Earthship — a closed-cycle habitat for human habitation
  • Hacker Scouts Space Badge — a series of space related activities and badges for kids
  • Make-a-Space — a detailed project plan and guidelines to create makerspaces
  • Open Bioreactor — a cheap, easy-to-build bioreactor
  • PSWARM — 3D printing vacuum-compatible planetary-rover components
  • SatStatSim — an educational simulation of satellites and small space stations
  • SilSuit — a prototype partial space suit
  • SPEDCAP – documenting and promoting the DIY space revolution

SpaceGAMBIT is sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the US Government. However, SpaceGAMBIT and selected projects do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the Government, and no official endorsement should be inferred.

Written by Astro1 on July 24th, 2013 , Citizen Science (General)

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