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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Media / General (Good)
2 July 2010 by G B Leatherwood
The Naming X competition announces winner
In 1930 young American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh announced his finding of a tiny bright dot that moved, proving that it was a celestial body circling our sun and not just another star. Halfway around the world in England, 11-year-old Venetia Burney suggested that the new planet be named “Pluto,” for the Roman God of the Underworld who could make himself invisible. On 1 May 1930 the name “Pluto” was formally adopted for this new celestial body.
Media / General (Good)
28 June 2010 by G B Leatherwood
For major kudos
“If you had the chance to name a minor planet what would you name it?”
Announcements / General (Good)
10 March 2010 by G B Leatherwood
Astronaut for hire
Let’s say you’re looking for work. You have a 4-year degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Astrophysics, or a related medical field, plus experience with a government space agency, and perhaps you have trained as a Payload Specialist with some extra-vehicular activity. Didn't find anything? If not, maybe you should check out the latest listing for "Astronauts" at CareerBuilder.com.
/ General (Good)
9 November 2009 by G B Leatherwood
Author wants to inspire, as he was inspired
Who better to write a book about space development than Douglas Mallette, a systems engineer working for a Houston, TX company providing technical services to NASA for the Space Shuttle?
Events / General (Good)
13 July 2009 by G B Leatherwood
Join the conference in more ways than one
Attending any of the several space conferences is like standing atop an apex of time. Face this way, and you can look back at where we were, and what has happened since the last time we looked. Take a quarter turn, see and hear where we are now and the people making news. Take another quarter turn, and you are facing the future—what is yet to be done, who is going to do it, and how.
Announcements / General (Strange)
20 June 2009 by G B Leatherwood
I do.
Theme weddings usually come with a hefty price tag, and the wedding of Noah Fulmor and Erin Finnegan was no different. Their 20 June 2009 wedding cost $60,000 in rental space alone. But Fulmor and Finnegan married on the modified Boeing 727-200 aircraft flown by the Zero Gravity Corporation, exchanging vows while making history. “It’s amazing how resourceful you can be when you put your mind to it,” said Fulmor on the Today Show.
News / General (Bad)
16 October 2008 by G B Leatherwood
Jim Benson, RIP
Jim Benson, 63, founder of SpaceDev, the first publicly traded space company, died October 10, 2008, from a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor, with which he was diagnosed in 2007.
Events / General (None)
15 July 2008 by G B Leatherwood
More on the NewSpace 2008 conference
Creating the future, or living in the past? That is the theme of NewSpace2008, the conference being produced by Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) on July 17-19, 2008 in Crystal City, Virginia (just outside Washington, D.C.), at The Doubletree Hotel.
Announcements / General (Good)
6 May 2008 by G B Leatherwood
Theme: “The new pace of space”
Since 1981, the National Space Society (NSS) has sponsored the International Space Development Conference, attracting speakers ranging from Dr. Buzz Aldrin, the second human to walk on the moon to Dr. Robert Zubrin, the man who wants us to walk on Mars. In between this A and Z have been some of the most prominent names in the development of technology, astronomy, electronics, law, space tourism, space solar power, and commercial possibilities on the next frontier.
Announcements / General (Good)
7 February 2007 by G B Leatherwood
Benson Space steps to the plate
by G.B. Leatherwood
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