I am attending the Epicenter of Space event in Kirkland Washington on the evening of August 27th. This is a networking meeting for the space industry in the Seattle area. There will be a couple of special speakers including a Managing Partner from the Space Angels Network.
Launching payloads into Earth orbit or beyond is expensive and difficult. Climbing up out of the deep gravity well of the Earth is not easy.
The International Space Station (ISS) has been in the news lately. The first section of the ISS was launched in 1998. The ISS is the largest artificial body in Earth orbit. The ISS consists: "of pressurized modules, external trusses, solar arrays and other components.
I was really excited when it was announced that the Space Trade Association was being started in Seattle where I live. I have been an avid reader of science fiction since I was a kid and have been eager to see the entry of private companies into peaceful exploration and exploitation of space.