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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Announcements / Habitat (None)
8 October 2001 by Peter Wainwright
Artist Makes an Impact
News / Tourism (Good)
11 September 2001 by Peter Wainwright
Russian deputy PM backs private space station project
Press Release MOSCOW (AFP) Sep 11, 2001
Events / Tourism (Good)
25 June 2001 by Peter Wainwright
3rd STA Space Travel and Tourism Conference
The Space Travel and Tourism Division of the Space Transportation Association hold their third annual one-day space tourism conference, Going Public 2001, in Washington on the 25th of June:
Events / Tourism (Good)
12 April 2001 by Peter Wainwright
Party marks 40th Anniversary of Gagarin's flight
On April 12, space afficionados around the world will be banding together to celebrate Yuri's Night. 12 April 2001 marks the 40th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's flight into space in 1961.
Publications / Vehicles (None)
2 April 2001 by Peter Wainwright
Statistical-Analytical model now up to version 7
Dietrich Koelle of TransCostSystems has announced the availability of the expanded and updated version 7 of the Transcost Statistical-Analytical model. See below for details of how to receive the report by post:
Reports / Tourism (Good)
1 April 2001 by Peter Wainwright
Space tourism speech stirs up the crowd
SpaceProjects.com's Rich Robins has written a report of the recent FAA conference on space transportation, with a special focus on Patrick Collins and issues close to Space Future's heart:
Announcements / Habitat (None)
27 March 2001 by Peter Wainwright
Operation of ISS needs to be turned over to unified body
International Space Station (ISS) is now the only human outpost in space, and the Space Frontier Foundation has been busy soliciting contributions and input for a new proposal to reform the way in which it is run. After integrating initial feedback, the proposal is now online at the website of the newly formed International Space Station Congress: www.isscongress.org. The proposal itself can be found here.
Announcements / Habitat (None)
26 March 2001 by Peter Wainwright
Lunar Development Conference, July 19-21, 2001
Press Release
Events / Tourism (None)
15 March 2001 by Peter Wainwright
Conference in Washington DC this week - live webcast
The Cato Institute, ProSpace and the Space Frontier Foundation are
News / Vehicles (Ugly)
23 October 2000 by Peter Wainwright
Cites interference by NASA as key reason
Rather than continue to compete against the government, Beal Aerospace has decided to cease operations. What provoked this decision? Well, X-33 was bad enough for the private launch vehicle industry, since no investor wants to put money into a company when the government (in the form of NASA) is seen to be funding a competitor, particularly one the size of Boeing or Lockheed. The 'Space Launch Initiative', which supercedes X-33 without it even flying once, ups the government ante from $1.5bn to a staggering proposed $4bn. It's not hard to see how an investor is likely to react to that.
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