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Press Release: Open Source Spaceflight Nonprofit teams up with local MakerSpace for Annual Meeting and Maker Event

For Immediate Release
June 24, 2014

Contact: J. Simmons
(540) 961-6011

Open Source Spaceflight Nonprofit teams up with local MakerSpace for Annual Meeting and Maker Event


Indianapolis OH:  Volunteers and Board Members from Mach 30 will descend on Indianapolis on Saturday, June 28, for the organization’s first annual “Apogee” meeting (“apogee” is the highest and slowest point in a satellite’s orbit). Mach 30’s annual gathering for volunteers and fans is a time to take a collective breath, reflect on the previous year’s work, and plan for the future. One part conference, one part maker faire, one part hackathon, and one part party, Apogee has something for everyone.


Saturday morning is focused on meetings and presentations for Mach 30 volunteers and Saturday afternoon is dedicated to hands on events about do-it-yourself (DIY) spaceflight projects and open source hardware  From 1:00 – 2:45 pm the public is invited to Club Cyberia (6800 E 30th St Indianapolis, IN 46219) for a series of live demonstrations of DIY a rocket test stand and satellite ground station.  Attendees interested in open hardware design tools are also invited to participate in the open source CAD testing event from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.


This event is made possible in part by the following sponsors:  Club Cyberia – Indy’s Makerspace and the Hampton Inn Indianapolis-East


About Mach 30:

Mach 30 is an Ohio-based non-profit dedicated to developing open source hardware for spaceflight as part of its mission to hasten the advancement of humanity into a spacefaring civilization.  Mach 30 is an all volunteer organization with participants from Mojave to Baltimore.  Current projects include a fully featured process and publication software platform for Open Source Hardware projects (Open Design Engine), a small scale DIY rocket test stand, and an affordable DIY satellite ground station developed for educational use.


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