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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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Reports / Tourism (Good)
8 July 2008 by Patrick Collins
A review of the conference
The first symposium on Personal Access to Space held by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) in Arcachon, France, May 28-30, 2008, was a mixture of both the encouraging and the discouraging.
Reports / Other (Bad)
15 September 2003 by Patrick Collins
Result of months of effort ignores space tourism
Reports / Tourism (Good)
20 June 2001 by Patrick Collins
Only Passenger Market Can Pay for Reusable Launch Vehicles
For the first time in Nasa’s more than 40-year history, Nasa funds have been used to ask US citizens whether they would like to take a trip to space - and the results strongly endorse Space Future's position.
Reports / Tourism (Good)
18 October 1999 by Patrick Collins
Session Shows Up Folly of Current Space Leadership
Eight excellent papers concerning various aspects of space tourism were presented to an audience of about 100 people in the session "Space Tourism and other Novel Space Applications" held on October 7th at the 50th IAF Congress in Amsterdam. (There were no other topics.)
Reports / Tourism (None)
14 September 1999 by Patrick Collins
University Student Projects Put Space Agencies to Shame
Two students in the Faculty of Tourism at Bournemouth University in England carried out surveys relating to space tourism in the 1998-99 academic year. (In a sign of the times, both students also published their work on the World Wide Web.)
Reports / Vehicles (Good)
13 November 1998 by Patrick Collins
ESA's "Explospace" Hints at Change of Policy
At ESA's Workshop on Space Exploration and Resources Exploitation (ExploSpace) held in Sardinia in October 20-22, there were sessions on a variety of longer-term possibilities in space, including Space Solar Power, Space Mining, Exploration, and Business & Financing. In the face of growing recognition of the potential of space tourism a session was also held on "Access to Space, Space Tourism and Public Outreach" in which three papers addressed the subject of space tourism seriously.
Reports / Tourism (None)
25 October 1998 by Patrick Collins
Two Themes Receive Unprecedented Coverage at Annual Space Meet
The largest international space meeting each year is the annual Congress of the International Astronautical Federation ( IAF), the 49th of which took place this year from September 28 - October 2 in Melbourne, Australia.
Reports / Tourism (None)
22 October 1998 by Patrick Collins
The Space Frontier Foundation, which has been pressing eloquently for better and more commercially-targeted efforts to develop space, recognises space tourism as one of the activities that could play a major role in generating the financial support needed to develop space. At this year's 7th Annual Conference, Tom Rogers, President of the Space Transportation Association in Washington DC (among his various hats) chaired a panel on Space Adventure Tourism during the afternoon of Saturday October 10th at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, L.A. airport.
Reports / General (None)
15 May 1998 by Patrick Collins
ASCE starts planning "Space 2000"
Space 98, the biennial space conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers' Aerospace Division, is one of the few "mainstream" space conferences that is actively adapting to the "new paradigm" that space activities are becoming increasingly commercial, and their funding will come increasingly from the private sector with the objective of earning profits.
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