Tucson business to provide technology for future commercial lunar expedition | Business
A Tucson company, Paragon Space Development is teaming with the Golden Spike Company to provide technology for manned commercial flights to the moon.
In an announcement made last week, at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., the woman-owned small business, Paragon is working with Golden Spike to design and provide space suit systems, as well as environmental control and life support systems for the transit spacecraft and lunar lander.
These systems will consist of a mix of systems developed by NASA and the industry, which will provide a ‘safe, robust and low cost commercial solution’ for Golden Spike’s commercial lunar expedition.
"Golden Spike is an example of the inflection that we are beginning to see in the commercial human space flight industry.” said Taber MacCallum, Chief Executive Officer of Paragon and a Board Member of Golden Spike Company, in a recent news release on the venture.
“NASA is tackling the very important and difficult challenges of human deep space exploration by developing systems including the Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System. The capabilities being developed by Golden Spike compliment NASA’s deep space exploration
program.” said MacCallum in the same news release.
Here is a little more about the Golden Spike Company – it is a US-based commercial space company that incorporated in 2010 with the objective of providing human expeditions to the Moon. The company is named after the ceremonial final spike that joined the rails of the First
Transcontinental Railroad across the United States, on May 10, 1869, and opened up the frontier to new opportunities. Similarly, Golden Spike intends to break new ground and create an enduring link to the next frontier, providing regular and reliable expeditions to the Moon at prices that create a new market for space commercialization and inspire millions.
Also more about Paragon Space Development Corporation - is joining the engineering disciplines of environmental control, life support, and thermal control to provide premier products and services for some of the world’s most challenging life support needs, such as human spaceflight and first responder personal protection. Founded in 1993, Paragon is a woman-owned small business headquartered in Tucson.