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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27 September 2006 by G B Leatherwood
Ansari and the FLATs
By G.B. Leatherwood
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22 May 2006 by Carol Pinchefsky
Lifestyles of the rich and weightless
The New York Times has written an article about space fashion (registration required). In brief, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Rocketplane Ltd. are sponsoring a zero-gravity fashion competition "for clothes that look good in zero gravity. The best designs will appear in a fashion show in Tokyo this fall."
Media / General (Good)
2 March 2006 by Carol Pinchefsky
And its very profitable ventures
According to Business 2.0 magazine via CNN, even though suborbital tourism and space hotels do not currently exist, "[a]ll, however, have the potential to generate astronomical returns during the next decade."
Announcements / General (Good)
1 March 2006 by Carol Pinchefsky
Outer space in a medieval castle
by Carol Pinchefsky
Other / General (Good)
11 December 2005 by Carol Pinchefsky
The beginning of the beginning?
According to a CNN article, NASA is looking to privatize its flight service to the International Space Station.
Media / General (Good)
10 September 2005 by Patrick Collins
Makes case for lunar development
The DVD "Gaia Selene: ...saving the Earth by colonising the Moon" by Screenwriter and Producer Charles Proser makes an unanswerable case that investing in developing space-faring capabilities such as large-scale solar energy and wireless power transmission, helium 3 collection and utilisation, and the use of other non-terrestrial resources including near-Earth asteroids and comets would pay a good return in the longer run.
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29 August 2005 by G B Leatherwood
Spaceports are key to space tourism
by G.B. Leatherwood
Announcements / General (Good)
29 May 2005 by Carol Pinchefsky
No purchase necessary
7-Up Soda, along with the Ansari X-Prize Foundation, is offering U.S. contestants a chance to win a trip to space in a suborbital vehicle. There is currently no information on which vehicle is partnered with 7-Up.
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15 January 2005 by Patrick Collins
...to Be Followed by an Even Better 2005?
For advocates of space tourism, the year 2004 can be conveniently summed up in one word: "SpaceShipOne". That project could hardly have gone better: after just three powered test-flights, starting on the centenary of the Wright brothers' first flight, SpaceShipOne reached space three times in 2004, thereby winning the Ansari X-Prize of $10 million.
Announcements / General (Good)
14 July 2004 by G B Leatherwood
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