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 / Tourism (Good)
11 June 2008 by Carol Pinchefsky
First member: Google co-founder, Sergey Brin
Eric Anderson, CEO and president of Space Adventures, announced at a press conference today that Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, the world’s premier Internet search engine, will be Space Adventures’ next paying spaceflight participant.
Online / Tourism (Good)
30 May 2008 by Carol Pinchefsky
Askmen.com has some answers
Askmen.com has kindly given us permission to quote their article, “Five Things You Didn’t Know: Space Tourism.”
/ Tourism (Good)
27 May 2008 by Carol Pinchefsky
Activities for all budgets
Although it costs over $20 million to visit the International Space Station, you don't need to be a billionaire to experience space tourism. There are a range of activities for a range of budgets, and they span in cost from as little as $12 up to $200,000. They might not be as fabulous as going to space, but at least they’re easier on the wallet.
/ Tourism (Good)
8 May 2008 by G B Leatherwood
Third space "tourist" talks to SpaceFuture
Greg Olsen was the third private citizen to orbit the earth on the International Space Station ( ISS). After training for five months (900 hours) at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Moscow, he launched on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, the Soyuz TMA-7, on October 1, 2006, with cosmonaut Valeri Tokarev and astronaut Bill McArthur (Expedition 12). He then docked to the ISS on October 3 and returned to earth on Soyuz TMA-6 on October 11 with Cosmonaut Sergei Krikatev and Astronaut John Phillips (Expedition 11).
/ Tourism (Good)
29 April 2008 by G B Leatherwood
Tourists, astronauts, or something else?
Right now, there are two types of people who go to space, astronauts and tourists. They're easily differentiated in one respect: tourists pay for their journey. But when you consider how hard these tourists have to work before merely setting foot on the International Space Station ( ISS), you realize the word “tourist” is an oversimplification of the process that these adventurers currently undergo.
Other / Tourism (Good)
17 April 2008 by Carol Pinchefsky
He can see your house from here
Richard Garriot will be boarding the International Space Station in October after spending months in training, as well as millions of dollars.
Events / Tourism (Good)
11 April 2008 by Carol Pinchefsky
SFC's Patrick Collins to give keynote speech
The International Astronautical Academy (IAA), the research arm of the International Astronautical Federation ( IAF), is holding its first conference on private human space flight from May 28-30, 2008, in Arcachon, Bordeaux, France.
Announcements / Tourism (Good)
13 March 2008 by Carol Pinchefsky
Virgin Galactic offers deal
by Carol Pinchefsky
/ Tourism (Good)
18 December 2007 by Carol Pinchefsky
New York Times' 'best ideas of 2007'
by Carol Pinchefsky
/ Tourism (Good)
30 November 2007 by Carol Pinchefsky
Richard Garriot to be the sixth space tourist to visit ISS
By Carol Pinchefsky
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