– Samuel Coniglio – Founder and COO of Cosmic Lifestyle: spoke to us about design, and branding of products and styles for off-world use.
– Ariel Waldman – Founder of Spacehack.org: shared some insight on what inspired her to hack her way into the Space industry. She spoke on how the Space industry was developed by people who had no idea what they were doing – just by trial and error – so she thought, “Hey, I can do this too!”
– Jason Dunn – Co-Founder and Chief Technologist at Made in Space, is working on creating 3D printers to send into space, thereby drastically reducing the time and cost to bring new parts to the International Space Station.
– Steven B. Wheeler, Betabrand’s lead apparel designer and creator of the Space Jacket, capped us off with a review of street wear and incorporating inspiration from space initiatives throughout history.
Following the inspiring speeches, everyone split into smaller break out groups to set on the task of designing the brand. What came out was a wall covered in hundreds of new designs for hoodies, hats, t-shirts, and modern suits designed for space tourism. Check out some of the designs that are up for voting in the Think Tank now, and crowdfund the ones you can’t wait to own!
The evening concluded with a raffle where lucky winners walked away with a one-year membership to the Academy of Sciences, two tickets to the Chabot Space and Science Supper Club, and an Official Betabrand Space Jacket!
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