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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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4 January 2007 by G B Leatherwood
Space Future's summary
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25 September 2006 by Carol Pinchefsky
Where no scalpel has gone before
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17 September 2006 by Carol Pinchefsky
30 Sept. - 1 Oct. 2006
The 3rd annual Space Medicine Conference will be taking place on 30 September and 1 October 2006 in the UK National Space Centre in Leicester. Topics will include the medical implications of space tourism and surgical care in space.
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17 February 2006 by Alan Breakstone
United Arab Emirates partners with Space Adventures
Arlington, Va. – February 17, 2006 -- Space Adventures, Ltd., the world’s leading space experiences company, announced today its plans to develop a commercial spaceport in Ras Al-Khaimah (the UAE), with plans to expand globally. Other potential spaceport locations include Asia, specifically Singapore, and North America. The total estimated cost of the glob! al spaceport development project is at least $265 million (USD) and will be funded by various parties, along with shared investments by Space Adventures and the government of Ras Al-Khaimah. The company, which organized orbital flights for all of the world's private space explorers, also announces that His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi of Ras Al-Khaimah, along with the UAE Department of Civilian Aviation, have granted clearance to operate suborbital spaceflights in their air space.
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27 April 2005 by Carol Pinchefsky
Virgin Galactic testifies at the House Subcommittee on Space
An article on CNN.com talks about the imminent future of space tourism. Author Leonard David, moonlighting from Space.com, writes that Burt Rutan of Scaled Composites and Will Whitehorn of Virgin Galactic testified to the House Subcommittee on Space as to their plans: a fleet of suborbital vehicles.
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22 August 2004 by Carol Pinchefsky
Space Future's New Website
Space Future has expanded to a new website: Space Future Japan. On the Web at http://www.spacefuturejapan.com/ or http://www.uchumirai.com/, Space Future Japan will provide unique content in the Japanese language, aimed at the over 127 million people who live in Japan. (‘Uchumirai’ is ‘Space Future’ in Japanese).
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12 July 2003 by Carol Pinchefsky
A roundup of events
The X-Prize has been much in the news of late, as its various contestants are making headway toward the prize. Here is a roundup of recent events:
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26 June 2003 by
Peter Diamandis, chairman of the X-Prize, also honoured
San Francisco (June 26, 2003) - The X-Prize Foundation has been selected as the winner of the World Technology Network's (WTN) Corporate World Technology Award for Space, an award recognizing the non-profit foundation's tireless efforts to spawn a new groundbreaking industry and educate the public about commercial space travel.
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14 November 1999 by Peter Wainwright
Company Anticipates Receiving $5 Million of the $12 Million Contract Awarded to UC Berkeley by NASA
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