Published Oct 11, 2017Former Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge has said a lot of crazy-sounding things since taking off his Take Off Your Pants and Jacket garb. Slowly but surely, however, his larger-than-life proclamations are ringing true. He really is moving closer to the 15 novels he promised, and his out-there space talk saw him win UFO researcher of the year. Now, he's launched a fairly impressive tech company that aims to open space research to the public.
The To the Stars Academy of Arts & Science sees DeLonge team up with an impressive roster of scientists and researchers, including former members of the CIA and the Department of Defense. The company's aim is to free space research from the grasp of bureaucracy and government restraints, handing it over to the people.
The company will attempt to achieve this through scientific research, the development of aerospace technology and through the production of feature films. It's a seriously ambitious project, but it also suggests that DeLonge really was working on something big all this time.
In a lengthy press conference earlier today (October 11), DeLonge said he was sworn to secrecy about this project, and was unable to tell his former Blink-182 bandmates Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker about it while he was working on it over the last two years.
Watch a video explaining To the Stars Academy below, and dig into the organization's official website here.