Friends of CSTART
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The "Friends of CSTART" program is intended to foster relationships of friendly cooperation between CSTART and other groups or organizations who are engaging in space exploration or research under an "open source" philosophy. Our friendship is open to all such groups! Becoming a friend of CSTART is not a binding agreement of any kind, rather it is an informal and friendly acknowledgement of shared goals and ideals, interest in keeping up to date with one another's progress and willingness to share data, experience and advice.
CSTART will actively offer its friendship to appropriate groups as it finds them, but if you think your group fits the bill and we haven't contacted you yet, feel free to make the first move by sending an email to info[at]cstart[dot]org with the subject "Offer of friendship".
 Friends of CSTART
|Copenhagen Suborbitals is "a non-profit suborbital space endeavor, based entirely on sponsors and volunteers. [Their] mission is to launch a human being into space. [They] are working fulltime to develop a series of suborbital space vehicles - designed to pave the way for manned space flight on a micro size spacecraft. [They] intend to share all [their] techninal information as much as possible, within the laws of EU-export control". Offer of friendship accepted December 20, 2009.|
|The mission of Mach 30 is to achieve the goal of "leading humanity to become a spacefaring civilization...History, as well as the upcoming gap in U.S. human space flight, proves our current space exploration plans aren't working. A totally new approach is required. Rather than wait for the government, Mach 30 is building a community of individuals who, by working together, can take humanity to space". Offer of friendship extended by Mach 30 April 15, 2010, accepted by CSTART April 17.|
|The Open Lunar Foundation "seeks to return mankind to the lunar surface, first through robotic missions, followed by manned exploration, culminating in an eight person permanent outpost, and to do all of this in a way that it is accessible to everyone. [their] research and technology will be open-source, [they] are privately funded, and one of [their] specific goals is to reach out to the community and educational systems to spread interest, enthusiasm, and involvement. ". Offer of friendship accepted February 24, 2010.|
|The Portland State Aerospace Society (PSAS) is "an educational aerospace project at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. The group consists of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff of PSU, and local community members- ranging from high school students to engineers in industry- who are interested in aerospace engineering. All projects [they] do are open source, from [their] CAD drawings to schematic diagrams to our software. [They] pride [themselves] in sharing what [they] learn with the world of amateur rocket enthusiasts, and with [their] ability to collaborate with other groups". Offer of friendship accepted March 9, 2010.|