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Exosphere Inc. Envisions Future with No Borders and Open Source Technology for Everyone

New space upstart has stomach for lofty goals. Current goal is to build and test a completely reusable space shuttle and release the plans as open hardware.


Orlando, FL, USA - New space startup has a stomach for lofty goals. Exosphere intends to keep all designs and intellectual property free to the public. Their current goal is to build and test a completely reusable space shuttle and release the plans. For such a new venture, their financials are very reliant on crowdfunding.

If open source space hardware was not enough, add to it the goal to utilize an abundant and inexpensive fuel source. The Exosphere team is considering the use of saltwater as a base for fuel. They want to use electrolysis to separate the hydrogen and oxygen in the water. To top it off, they are trying to design a lightweight fuel generator to include on the craft.

Exosphere Founder Zechariah Blanchard had this to say, I believe most of the great discoveries of our time will come from the collaboration of a global population. Volunteers from all over the world are expected to make up the majority of the project team. The company has vowed to keep plans and intellectual property open to the public. They imagine a future where the greatest technological advancements are freely downloadable.

Completely reusable single stage to orbit shuttles have been on the drawing board for a while, but just recently started to look promising. New technology may give modified scramjet engines the ability to operate in thinner atmospheric conditions at higher mach speeds. With more research and testing Exosphere believes this could lead to a revolution in space launch technology.

Because of the open source nature of the project, it only seems natural for Exosphere to turn to the crowd for funding. They feel like this type of financing is a great way to get people involved in a project meant for them. Exosphere has been working on their crowdfunding campaign for the past few months and should be launching in June.

Our species lives in a very promising time. Humanity is on the verge of medical advancements which will change the way we live and die. Computers have connected most of the world. Coordinated global protests are possible and happen. Can our current society sustain a business model like Exosphere?

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