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29 July 2012
Added "Space Debris and Its Mitigation" to the archive.
16 July 2012
Space Future has been on something of a hiatus of late. With the concept of Space Tourism steadily increasing in acceptance, and the advances of commercial space, much of our purpose could be said to be achieved. But this industry is still nascent, and there's much to do. So...watch this space.
9 December 2010
Updated "What the Growth of a Space Tourism Industry Could Contribute to Employment, Economic Growth, Environmental Protection, Education, Culture and World Peace" to the 2009 revision.
7 December 2008
"What the Growth of a Space Tourism Industry Could Contribute to Employment, Economic Growth, Environmental Protection, Education, Culture and World Peace" is now the top entry on Space Future's Key Documents list.
30 November 2008
Added Lynx to the Vehicle Designs page.
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News / Tourism (Good)
26 March 2010 by Carol Pinchefsky
Man on a Mission
On March 25, 2010, at a private showing at New York City’s Core Club, Richard Garriott screened his documentary, Man on a Mission, about his experiences as a spaceflight participant.
News / Tourism (Bad)
3 January 2008 by Carol Pinchefsky
Station Crew 6, Space Tourists 0
by Carol Pinchefsky
News / Tourism (Good)
7 April 2007 by Carol Pinchefsky
Fifth space tourist launches from Baikonur
by Carol Pinchefsky
News / Tourism (Good)
29 September 2006 by Carol Pinchefsky
...and brings a message of hope
by Carol Pinchefsky
News / Tourism (Bad)
21 August 2006 by Carol Pinchefsky
Replacement to ISS to be determined
According to a BBC article Daisuke Enomoto, the Japanese businessman who had planned to travel to the International Space Station, has failed his medical test.
News / Tourism (Good)
16 May 2006 by Carol Pinchefsky
A rush to build commercial space hubs
According to this CNN article, "The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing proposals from New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas to be gateways for private space travel."
News / Tourism (Good)
11 August 2001 by Carol Pinchefsky
Tourists to be allowed on ISS
According to an article in the Washington Post, the United States and Russian governments have come to an agreement about space tourists aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The criteria for potential space tourists include an aptitude in Russian, as well as physical and personal stamina. Of course, there's always the US$20 million.
News / Tourism (Good)
28 April 2001 by Carol Pinchefsky
First Space Tourist Checks In
Today, 28 April 2001, the future finally became the present. Despite last-minute glitches (seen as more political than technical by some), the age of space tourism has officially begun. Denis Tito, the first paying space tourist, is now rocketing on his way toward the International Space Station (ISS). Space Future wishes him well and looks forward to private citizens in space as a beginning of a new era. For more information, see this BBC news article.
News / Tourism (Good)
27 September 2000 by Carol Pinchefsky
According to this CNN article, NBC has secured the rights to screen _Destination Mir_ for US$40 million. This guarantees a second visit by the general public, albeit a contest winner, to the Mir space station.
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