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Keegan Kirkpatrick

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Why I Want to Build a MoonBase

The Moon is the future anchor of the space economy. Resources like Titanium, Silicon, and Tungsten, to say nothing of Helium-3, would make a base on the Moon the perfect place to build a new generation of spacecraft for exploring the solar system.

I'm Passionate About

Space Colonization, Terraforming, Lunar Settlement, Building a Cislunar Economy, Space Defense, Geopolitics in Space.

Professional Biography
Keegan is the CEO and founder of RedWorks, a construction machinery startup in Lancaster, California. A graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, before turning entrepreneur he worked as an engineer at Masten Space Systems on the Mojave Air and Spaceport, taking part in more than dozen flight tests.
An aerospace engineer by training and trade, Keegan has taken part in dozens of rocket tests, helped design simulated space missions, and has been a advocate for the future of the space industry.
In 2015, Keegan founded RedWorks with Paul Petros, Susan Jennings, and Lino Stavole to compete in and make it to the finals of the NASA Centennial 3D Printed Habitat Challenge. His team are taking their technology back to Earth to make it possible to print building materials on-site using just local resources. This technology will address housing needs on Earth using technology Made for Mars.
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RedWorks Construction Technologies Inc. is developing In-Situ Additive Construction (ISAC) technologies to turn ordinary dirt into useful building materials. This technology is being made for Earth, but would be a perfect solution to lunar building.

Let's Talk About

RedWorks and the future of construction.

My Areas of Expertise

Aerospace Engineering, Additive Construction/3D Printing, In-Situ Resource Utilization, Building on the Moon and Mars, Terrestrial Construction, Space Policy.