By Carol Hively, Director - Public Relations and Team Communications
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 31, 2018) -- Space Division Inc. (SDI) has received Certified Space Technology™ status from the Space Foundation for its new office products line made from upcycled space industry carbon fiber. The new line is headlined by the "Booster," an electric, sit-stand desktop converter.
SDI products are manufactured using carbon fiber trim scrap captured from the waste stream of commercial spacecraft and rocket manufacturing. The new line is available now, exclusively on Kickstarter, and will be available for purchase on the Space Division Inc. website once the launch campaign ends. Other available products include a dry-erase blackboard and stands for laptops, monitors, printers and mobile phones. All SDI products are designed and manufactured in Gardena, Calif.
The mission of SDI is two-fold:
- help solve the carbon fiber scrap problem for the aerospace industry, which landfills 10 million pounds of carbon fiber waste each year
- promote the exploration of space
"We are proud to welcome SDI as our newest Space Certification Partner," said Kevin C. Cook, Space Foundation Vice President -- Marketing and Communications. "These products exemplify what the Certification program is all about and why we started it."
SDI's manufacturing partner is a contract manufacturer that collects scrap carbon fiber from aerospace companies across the country and upcycles it into flat sheets and custom parts. The carbon fiber used for all SDI products is sourced directly from commercial space flight companies where it is used in the construction of rockets and spacecraft.
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About Space Certification
Space Foundation builds awareness of the benefits of space through its Space Certification program, which demonstrates how space technologies improve life on Earth and makes space more interesting and accessible to everyone. Products and services that display the Space Certification seal are guaranteed to have stemmed from, or been dramatically improved by, technologies originally developed for space exploration, or to have significant impact in teaching people about the value of space utilization.
About the Space Foundation
The Space Foundation has the support of hundreds of dedicated volunteers and currently employs 57 people nationwide, in addition to interns, Federal Work Study students and contractors. Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and the world's premier organization to inspire, educate, connect, and advocate on behalf of the global space community. It is a nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs, and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium. Space Foundation headquarters is in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, and has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere® and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. The Space Foundation has a Washington, D.C., office and field representatives in Houston and the Florida Space Coast. It publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, and through its Space CertificationTM and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit both of our websites – www.SpaceFoundation.org and DiscoverSpace.org – and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.
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Space Foundation Contact:
Carol Hively, Director - Public Relations & Team Communications