St. Louis has a rich history in space exploration, making important contributions. Currently, as we prepare for a return to the Moon, via Artemis, St. Louis (and Missouri) will continue to impact exploration. NASA announced in March 2022 that it selected scientists at Washington University to build a rover-mounted drill sensor to quantify the 3D distribution of water at the Moon’s south pole. Principal investigator Alian Wang, research professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, will lead the research team and instrument development under NASA’s first-ever Lunar Surface Technology Research (LuSTR) solicitation.

As the Artemis program develops a sustainable presence on and around the Moon, there will be many more opportunities for St. Louis to contribute. In this workshop, we will briefly learn about St. Louis space exploration firsts, current projects, and NASA’s Artemis program to put the first woman and person of color on the Moon. Then, we will use design thinking to brainstorm sustainable ideas for living and working on the Moon – ideas that you could use in your company or startup.

August 4, 2022


Hosted at CIC St. Louis at 4240 Duncan Ave #200, St. Louis, MO 63110, United States – just follow the Venture Café signage. Be sure to check in 15 minutes before your desired sessions start, to make sure you can find your way and grab a drink.

Please be aware, as of December 14th 2023, Venture Café St Louis paused its operations. You can read more in the News section below.