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Space business is big business

March 28, 2018

  • Ready for launch! Biodesign researcher Cheryl Nickerson stands in front of the Space Shuttle at the Kennedy Space Center. Nickerson's spaceflight studies have demonstrated the effects of reduced gravity on microbial pathogens, among other pathbreaking research.


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March 28, 2018

Once, space was a vast emptiness beyond earth, hostile and remote. Today, space is humming with satellites essential for global telecommunications and human occupied vehicles that provide an innovative platform for cutting edge scientific research that is benefiting life in space and on Earth. Indeed, many Earth-bound innovations have benefited from space research, from advanced solar cells to developments in parallel computing and major advances in human health. In a path-breaking new initiative, Starbridge Venture Capital/SVC will support commercial spaceflight research on both government and commercial spaceflight platforms, in an effort to make future spaceflight efforts intellectually rewarding and financially profitable. Cheryl Nickerson, a pioneer in spaceflight biomedical research at the Biodesign Institute, has accepted an invitation to serve as a Scientific Advisor for the new SVC platform.  

Congratulations, Cheryl!