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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21 February 1998 by Patrick Collins
The "unthinkable" gradually enters the mainstream
Until recently pointedly ignored by the "space establishment", the subject of space tourism continues to get discussed more and more seriously and frequently. In the February 9-15 issue of Space News it appeared in two separate articles.
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19 February 1998 by Peter Wainwright
T3 Magazine is the latest mainstream magazine to cover Space Tourism
The stream of space vehicle and tourism coverage in the media continues into 1998. The March edition of "T3", a UK technology oriented magazine, features a 5 page article on Space Tourism, concentrating both the problems with the existing space programme in general and NASA in particular, and on the commercial sector, focusing on the companies Bristol Spaceplanes and Zegrahm Space Voyages. Honorable mentions also go to Kelly Space technology, Kistler Aerospace and Rotary Rocket.
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13 February 1998 by Patrick Collins
Japanese newspaper covers space tourism
TV star Akiko Hinagata was given an out-of-this-world birthday present. During a televised celebration, her friends reserved a seat for her on the "space cruiser," a craft that could become the first private passenger vessel in space.
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10 May 1997 by
The Selling of Buzz Aldrin
Buzz Alrin's new popularity shows both that there's a lot of interest in him still, and that the general public are becoming increasingly interested in space again. Florida Today carried this article covering the return of the second man on the moon to the publicity spotlight:
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16 December 1997 by
From "The Rapidly Changing Face of Computing", a weekly technology journal providing insight, analysis and commentary on contemporary computing and the technologies that drive it, available at http://www.digital.com/rcfoc/:
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20 October 1997 by
Russia's potential space tourist trap
"Hotel Mir: The American Plan" by Harvey Wichman, Director of the Aerospace Psychology Laboratory, Huntingdon Beach, California published in Space News, included the comments:
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17 December 1997 by Patrick Collins
Hotel industry experts don't foresee orbital hotels soon
An article in December's "Wired" magazine entitled "Reality Check: The Future of Hotels" asked the question: "Might we one day blast off to soak in whirlpool spas in outer space?" It published comments on the idea from three hotel industry professionals.
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6 October 1997 by Patrick Collins
Shuttle might expand into space tourism - surely not?
Space News Oct 6-12 carried a front page story about privatizing space shuttle operations: "Shuttle haggling begins: NASA, company see different paths to privatization"
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23 October 1997 by Patrick Collins
Preview of Discovery Channel's space documentary
"Understanding Space Travel" - Discovery Channel, November 23, 10pm. Produced by Cronkite Ward.
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17 October 1997 by Patrick Collins
Readers survey finds space is most popular ambition
The readers write-in column "Tell Yui" ("Yui and readers' talking club") in the November issue of the monthly Japanese magazine "New Type" carried readers' answers to the question: "What would you like to do once before you die?"
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