Speak Freely with Astrobotic’s CEO John Thornton
6:30PM on Thursday, August 22 at the Beauty Shoppe
BuiltinPGH presents Speaking Freely: Founders’ Spotlight, a monthly series of frank interviews with notable, local entrepreneurs sharing their stories about building a successful startup in Pittsburgh.
This month, we’re excited to have with us Astrobotic’s CEO, John Thornton.
Astrobotic is pioneering affordable technology for navigation, mobility, and robotics in space. Using a third party launch vehicle, we deliver payloads to TLI, lunar orbit, and the lunar surface. Potential payloads range from prospecting and science instruments today to infrastructure, mining, and even tourists tomorrow. These platform capabilities enable a new era of exploration, science, mining, satellite, servicing, tourism, and resource utilization.
Astrobotic was spun out of Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, has been awarded over a dozen NASA contracts, including contracts for lunar mission design, and lander and rover development, and is currently a leading contender for the Google Lunar XPrize.
Special thanks to our sponsor, The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, for making this event possible!
*Sponsorship opportunities are still available.