I posted a comment under the Education MAKE and Makerspace post and realized this topic should probably be its own thread.
I am the Technical Contact (and at present primary negotiator) on the "Hackerspace Space Program", which was just selected for contract negotiations by the same DARPA folks funding MAKErspace (my typography for Dale's program).
I am not sure how SpaceFederation people feel about Govt $ but it has suddently become quite relevant.
The Hackerspace Space Program is supposed to be a US 501(c)3 corporation. At present there is no official, legal entity with whom DARPA can negotiate. We are starting to scramble - I have been contacted by DARPA as the lead negotiator and they are asking for Maui Makers Cage Code, DUNS, etc.
My first thought is to turn to Space Federation for assistance. The project is all about international collaboration between hackerspaces - with very little, if any, mil/dod aspects. Would Space Fed members be willing to help out?
The main source for basic information on the progtam is the proposal itself...
Vol 1: Technical
Vol 2: Costs
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