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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Opinion / Vehicles (None)
7 March 2010 by Peter Wainwright
The development of commercial spaceplanes has been delayed for 30 years. But that's about to change.
Announcements / Vehicles (Good)
22 April 2003 by Peter Wainwright
Spaceflight Revolution in bookstores now
Media / Vehicles (Ugly)
19 December 2001 by Peter Wainwright
NASA is preventing low-cost access to space
One year ago, Beal Aerospace decided to close up shop after NASA announced the
News / Vehicles (Good)
9 October 2001 by Peter Wainwright
Dawn of Civilian Rocket-Powered Aviation
Mojave, October 3, 2001
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:
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.
Announcements / Vehicles (Good)
4 May 2000 by Peter Wainwright
Another RLV company steps up to the plate...
Events / Vehicles (None)
28 February 2000 by Peter Wainwright
Space Tourism on the agenda
A workshop on Human Space Transportation and Exploration is taking place from February 28-March 1st in Galveston, Texas.
Online / Vehicles (Good)
24 October 1999 by Peter Wainwright
A general article about the various commercial launch companies
An online article from the Orlando Sentinel article discusses the ups and downs of the commercial launch business at
Announcements / Vehicles (None)
19 October 1999 by Peter Wainwright
Vehicle Flies 4,300 feet at over 50 mph
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