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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20 July 2012 by Peter Wainwright
Thanks to the Space Frontier Foundation
Space Future’s own Carol Pinchefsky has won the 2012 NewSpace Journalism Award, given by the Space Frontier Foundation (SFF). She will be accepting the award in person at their gala in Santa Clara, California, on July 28, 2012.
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23 February 2012 by Carol Pinchefsky
(For four months)
You read that right. NASA wants volunteers for their four-month simulation to Mars. But instead of conducting tests on confinement and psychological stress, NASA just want to study your tastebuds.
Publications / Other (Bad)
15 February 2011 by G B Leatherwood
SFJ corrects an article in The Independent
There are hundreds of operational satellites in orbit above us…as well as thousands of decommissioned satellites and their detritus, known as space junk. To date, 19,000 of these not-so-heavenly bodies are currently being tracked, but it is estimated that over 600,000 pieces over 1-centimeter wide exist.
News / Other (Good)
10 August 2010 by Carol Pinchefsky
Injured but alive
In a previous article, we reported that Sean O'Keefe may have perished in an airplane crash that killed Alaskan senator Ted Stevens, among others.
News / Other (Bad)
10 August 2010 by G B Leatherwood
Former NASA chief likely aboard downed plane
Sean O'Keefe, former head of NASA, may have been a passenger on a DeHavilland DHC-30 aircraft that crashed in a mountainous area in the Alaska wilderness Monday night as reported by CNN.
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19 April 2010 by G B Leatherwood
...And 10,000 more nationwide
The residents of Florida have long been fearful that a new direction for NASA would result in massive unemployment on the Space Coast. But when President Obama spoke on April 15, 2010, he worked to address the fear that thousands of jobs would be lost—not only at NASA but also with the hundreds of small businesses supported by the NASA workforce.
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10 April 2010 by Carol Pinchefsky
Buzz Aldrin, former NASA astronaut and recent cast member of Dancing with the Stars, will be attending the Yuri's Night party based in New York City on April 10, 2010.
Other / Other (None)
24 March 2010 by G B Leatherwood
Virgin's successful test flight
On December 8, 2009, SpaceShipTwo was unveiled to an audience composed of dignitaries, including California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, in the face of an impending hurricane.
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18 March 2010 by Carol Pinchefsky
And now he’s Dancing with the Stars
Buzz Aldrin, second man on the moon and member of the Gemini 12 and Apollo 11 missions, will appear on the popular reality show “Dancing with the Stars,” where contestants are challenged to perform different dances each week, like paso doble and swing. The 80-year-old retired astronaut will be the show’s oldest contestant.
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14 March 2010 by Peter Wainwright
Floridian space industry faces uncertainty and/or hope
by G.B. Leatherwood and Peter Wainwright
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