Keegan Kirkpatrick

Space Habitats

Keegan is the Team Lead and founder of RedWorks, a New Space startup in Lancaster, California. He has an undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and before turning entrepreneur worked as an engineer at Masten Space Systems on the Mojave Air and Spaceport.

An aerospace engineer by training and trade, Keegan has designed, built and tested everything from boost pumps to satellite demonstrators. He’s taken part in dozens of rocket tests, led university projects to cast solid rocket motors and helped design unmanned missions to Ceres.

In the summer of 2015, Keegan founded RedWorks with Paul Petros, Susan Jennings, and Lino Stavole to compete in and make it to the finals of the AmericaMakes / Nasa Centennial 3D Printed Habitat Challenge. Keegan and his team are creating a way to 3D print whole buildings on the Moon, Asteroids and Mars using just local materials, quite literally laying the groundwork for human settlement of the solar system.

My Sessions

New Jamestown: Building for the Martian Frontier

Main Stage

For humans to settle Mars we need a way to live off the land once we get there. Relying on Earth to launch a billion dollar titanium can every two years is no way to make Mars humanity’s next home. RedWorks has found an elegant solution to this problem by combining Parametric Design, In-Situ Resource […]