Press Release:  Space Frontier Foundation

Nyack, NY, August 11, 2009- After a weekend of presentations by several
new companies in the NewSpace field, the judges of the 2009 NewSpace
Business Plan Competition awards the following:
1st Place – Flagsuit, LLC
2nd Place – Syntiant
Honorable Mention – Santa Clara Satellite Solutions

The first place winner, Flagsuit LLC, received a $5,000 cash prize courtesy
of the Heinlein Trust and will have the opportunity to present their vision to
entrepreneurs and investors alike at Space Investment Summit 7 on
September 30th in Boston and attend an upcoming Space Angels Network
event. Courtesy of, Flagsuit will also receive a three
month membership to the Space Angels Network website, 2 tickets to any
one of their 15 VC conferences held annually nationwide (including
attendance in their workshop), and the FundingPost Developed
publication, “How to Raise Your First Million Dollars.”

Flagsuit, LLC Company Description:
Affordable spacesuits will transform the emerging private
spaceflight industry by making it practical for humans to utilize
cheap access to space. Flagsuit LLC is seeking funding to develop
a hyperbaric (pressurized) suit with excellent mobility at a price that
enables affordable spacesuits. The same product will fill a non-
space consumer need for a mobile chamber for hyperbaric oxygen
therapy, creating a convenient way for people to treat and prevent
disease. By pursuing both markets, risk from low early demand in
the emerging spaceflight market is mitigated, positive cash flow is
reached sooner, and Flagsuit becomes well positioned to deliver
space qualified hyperbaric suits once that market solidifies.
Syntiant, Inc Company Description:

Syntiant will create a unique platform based on:
• SynseVisionTM Virtual Visionware:  a pair of glasses containing
bio-feedback technology, GPS, Bluetooth, and stereo HD
cameras.  Data is captured and transmitted to Syntiant’sTM
virtual world for 3D reconstruction so others can plug-in and
experience the user’s vision and bio-response virtually.

• Syntiant’sTM virtual world will offer 3D gesture-based data
manipulation (as seen in Minority Report) to create an intuitive,
easy-to-use navigation system.  This overlay will permit a user
to organize his or her data in 3D mind maps, navigate social
media sites in a 3D gesture-based environment, and add
immersive virtual reality 3D to gaming environments.
• Base services are free as long as the user donates 5 hours per
day of unused computing time to Syntiant’sTM Global
Supercomputing Grid.  The more computing time users donate,
the more energy credits they earn to buy additional SyntiantsTM
products and services.

The Space Fontier Foundation extends a sincere “Thank You” to all of this
year’s finalists!

Aeronautic Enterprises
Aerospace Technologies
Flagsuit, LLC
Next Giant Leap
PD Aerospace
Santa Clara Satellite
Thunderbird Communications

If you have a business plan that you would like considered for the
NewSpace 2010 Business Plan competition, please watch for updates on
next year’s schedule and submission deadlines at the Space Frontier
Foundation website.
Please note that 62MileClub’s Robert Jacobson was one of the judges for the 2009 business plan competition.