Deep Space Industries Holiday Giving Guide

As the season of giving draws near, now is the time to share that giving spirit with nonprofits! Nonprofit organizations receive the majority of their donations around the holiday season. As you contemplate where and how to share, we’ve put together some information on our top space nonprofit picks to help guide your giving and increase your impact. Deep Space Industries is a proud sponsor for these deserving organizations who are working hard to build a better and brighter tomorrow – for this generation and for those to come.

These organizations work towards the goals, missions, and values we can all support in this rapidly growing space industry family. We’ve included a description for each of these organizations below, and encourage you to follow each donation link to learn more about our favorite nonprofits this season.

Our Top Three Nonprofit Organizations This Year Are:

2015 Winners of New Worlds Institute’s ‘Cities in Space’ competition gather for a team photo with their hard-won trophy, in Austin, Texas. 

Enterprise In Space

The National Space Society’s Enterprise In Space (EIS) is the world’s first NewSpace education program. It will promote the development of educational curricula and activities contributing to related future endeavors in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM). This project engages and inspires the next generation – all ages and walks of life – by igniting a renewed interest in space exploration and development.

New Worlds Institute S.T.E.A.M. Space

New Worlds Institute and S.T.E.A.M. Space encourage all students to find their passion and explore it! As long as you dream of a career, it can be found in space! Whether it’s becoming an astronaut, studying agriculture, being an artist or one of our future’s great innovators, space has a place for you! S.T.E.A.M. SPACE MISSION STATEMENT: To offer a diverse and explorative education in the world of space and space colonization to all young minds surpassing the boundaries of race, economics, gender and identity, ideology, disability and learning differences. We do this to support the creation and development of prosperous and free human communities and economics beyond the Earth.

The Space Frontier Foundation

The Space Frontier Foundation is transforming the space industry into a dynamic and inclusive frontier open to free enterprise. Founded in 1988, the Space Frontier Foundation is an organization committed to realizing the vision of a greatly expanded and permanent human presence in space. Through conferences, speakers, policy papers, awards and prizes, and nationally recognized projects, the Space Frontier Foundation is actively advancing the cause of “newspace”. The Space Frontier Foundation is composed of a diverse, multinational array of space activists, expert scientists and engineers, media and political professionals, entrepreneurs, and passionate citizens.

News from Deep Space:

Asteroid Profile: 2017 BS5

An asteroid the size of a football field is headed straight towards us. And it will be here within days. But not to worry because 2017 BS5 will pass by Earth at a safe yet cosmically-snug gap of just 3.15 lunar distances (roughly 756,000 miles). Discovered this February, 2017 BS5 is one of five near-Earth asteroids with close approaches the folks at NASA and the Jet Propulsion Lab have their eye on. Read More…

Deep Space Industries Secures NASA Aerobrake Funding

The NIAC grant will research the manufacturing of an aerobrake system from the asteroid’s regolith (soil) collected from mining operations. The aerobrake system would act as a large heat shield that would allow the spacecraft to pass through Earth’s atmosphere, creating enough drag to slow down the payload without using propellant. Read More…

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