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We are excited to announce that we are in the race running for a seat on the INSPIRATION4 Space Mission! Space has been such a constant inspiration since age 10.  This founder has no short supply of excitement for the upcoming opportunity to go to space. As a kid, he was building rockets out of spare parts and prototypes out of boxes, crafting space suites from clothes, and filling dozens of sketchbooks with drawing of spaceships, mining planets and exploring  the galaxy. Decades later, those same aspirations have driven Robert E Buchanan Jr to now steer all his efforts on building a Technology Travel Company focused on the deployment of a shared use smart luggage network with a 7 year plan of using the smart luggage for space travel!

His company, along side a team full of resolve and determination, have an immediate goal of changing the face of luggage in our current travel system; improving cleanliness and safety, while adding a new blanket of security to the check-in process. Self check-in from home prior to any departure is a driving feature of the current smart luggage being developed. But in solving these deeply rooted problems, he has his heart set on space, yearning to make an impact and add his contribution to how we make the collective dream of space travel a reality for the average person. Luggage & cargo are both constants in travel. They are essential to the success of any journey whether backpacking, biking, flights or space, we always have something we need to carry with us. So naturally space travel will require the most sophisticated and articulated network that includes personal items being transferred for a passenger. To get to that point, ADHERE GEAR is solving the problems of todays travel system here to work out all the engineering prior to deploying a cargo and luggage network for space travel.

The INSPIRATION4 Mission to space is more than dream come true for this founder of a Portland Tech StartUp. It would propel his teams understanding of what to aim for in the next few generations of the smart luggage to ensure a well engineered product is ready for testing with a target test date of 2025. The next 3 generations of luggage will certainly be focused on domestic and international travel, but he hopes to refine the basic structure and network engineering to then accommodate space in the near future.

Even with the large motivation for his company building smart luggage, there is a deeper motive for this Founder. He looks to inspire children with autoimmune disorders and diseases to dream big and not let any condition get in the way. As a juvenile insulin dependent diabetic since age 10, he has spent decades learning to manage the autoimmunity taking his largest liability and transforming it into his great asset. INSPIRAITON4 is partnered with St. Jude's Medical to raise funds for children's medical treatment and research. Robert is excited about the drive to raise money as he is a huge advocate of children's research and improving the overall health of our global communities.

To qualify for this seat on the SPACEX Rocket, ADHERE GEAR must rally enough support via Twitter. You can support Robert Buchanan and his teams aspiration to go to space by: