Chicago companies launch plans for business in outer space

Orbital Transports mentioned in the Chicago Tribune:

[Hurst] wants Orbital Transports to eventually develop infrastructure in space — cosmic equivalents to earth’s roads, trains and bridges — to support continuing operations in the first 100 to 200 miles of space, called low-earth orbit, and beyond. That could mean mining ice from the lunar south pole or metals from asteroids near earth, … or delivering rocket fuel to spacecraft while they’re in orbit.

“The entire goal is to really develop this infrastructure that will make it possible and in fact easier for people to travel and work and operate in space,” he said.

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