Star Harbor: Accelerating innovation through space education, training and research (228)


Aug 16 2022 • 33 mins

Maraia Tanner is the CEO of Star Harbor based in Lone Tree, Colorado. She shares insights into the mission of the organization and how its cross disciplinary work will accelerate innovation in everything from medicine to ag-tech etc.

As an example of the cross disciplinary work ahead, the CU Anschutz School of Medicine even has a space oriented medicine program described as follows: The University of Colorado Space and Extreme Environment Medicine Program is an interdisciplinary collaboration between experts in medicine, engineering, spaceflight, education, simulation, and remote environment expedition support.

Star Harbor is not your typical startup with significant real estate, build out and staffing costs. To get there, it is employing a mix of public-private funding resources as it seeks to become a key resource for space training as the industry accelerates. While training astronauts and consumer passengers for missions is a part of the organization, a great deal of effort will be dedicated to certifying materials for space missions and facilitating research. The 50+ acre campus will house all of the equipment and lodging facilities required to do this in one place.