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 / General (Good)
15 April 2010 by Peter Wainwright
Halfway to everywhere
Today, April 15, 2010, at the Kennedy Space Center, President Obama revealed his plans for the future of NASA's space program: he's putting NASA on a new course.
News / Other (None)
14 March 2010 by Peter Wainwright
Floridian space industry faces uncertainty and/or hope
by G.B. Leatherwood and Peter Wainwright
News / Vehicles (Good)
9 October 2001 by Peter Wainwright
Dawn of Civilian Rocket-Powered Aviation
Mojave, October 3, 2001
News / Tourism (Good)
11 September 2001 by Peter Wainwright
Russian deputy PM backs private space station project
Press Release MOSCOW (AFP) Sep 11, 2001
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.
News / Tourism (Good)
17 June 2000 by Peter Wainwright
Next mission to Mir will carry a paying passenger
MirCorp, the company formed by RSC Energia and a consortium of American businessmen, is set to take its first paying space tourist to the Mir Space Station, according to this BBC News article. MirCorp will be holding a live press conference about the mission on Monday, June 19, at their website at http://www.mirstation.com/.
News / Vehicles (Good)
29 May 1999 by Peter Wainwright
Industrial Bank of Taiwan invests $8 million, others to follow
Kistler Aerospace is the recipient of an $8 million investment by the Industrial Bank of Taiwan, one of seven banks approved by the Taiwanese finance ministry to invest a total of $50 million in a move to develop advanced space technology generally.
News / Other (None)
6 March 1998 by Peter Wainwright
Kistler granted environental clearance
Hon John Moore MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Tourism
News / Habitat (None)
22 October 1997 by Peter Wainwright
Company Press Release
Steamboat Springs, CO (October 22, 1997) - SpaceDev, LLC a Colorado-based holding company announced that it has acquired a controlling interest in Pegasus Development Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PSDM) of Denver, Colorado.
News / Other (None)
27 September 1997 by Peter Wainwright
Details of its X Prize vehicle put online
Bristol Spaceplanes Limited (BSL), a contender for the X Prize, opened its website today to coincide with the X Prize Gala. The site describes the company as well as its main projects:
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