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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Announcements / General (Bad)
1 May 2008 by Patrick Collins
Because the Royal Society will not
The current debate in Britain over whether the government should support "manned space flight" will unfortunately not likely result in benefits for the public…because the terms being used hide the most important issue.
Opinion / Power (Bad)
20 April 2007 by Patrick Collins
And what the space industry can do about it
/ General (Bad)
16 January 2004 by Patrick Collins
NASA’s economic madness continues
/ Vehicles (Bad)
27 October 2003 by Patrick Collins
The public want SSTO and TSTO, not SST
Reports / Other (Bad)
15 September 2003 by Patrick Collins
Result of months of effort ignores space tourism
News / General (Bad)
11 December 2001 by Patrick Collins
Pioneering rocket engineer, dead at 79
Maxwell Hunter, one of the America's most experienced rocket designers, died on November 10 at the age of 79, joining the sadly long list of people who should have been able to visit space for themselves.
Online / General (Bad)
23 October 2001 by Patrick Collins
What search results actually reveal
Now that the previously suppressed Nasa report "General Public Space Travel and Tourism" is available on the Nasa web site, it bears looking at. Go to www.nasa.gov and type the words 'space tourism' into the search box. You may get more than you were expecting.
/ Tourism (Bad)
28 November 2000 by Patrick Collins
Nasa's Space Tourism Cover-Up Continues
After more than a year, it seems fair to promote Nasa administrator Goldin's unkept promise to make the path-breaking report "General Public Space Travel and Tourism" (NP-1998-03-11-MSFC) available on Nasa's web-site to a broken promise.
News / Tourism (Bad)
12 November 2000 by Patrick Collins
...Duped by Own Space Agency?
On October 27 the British government published its reply to the recent tenth Report of its Select Committee on Trade and Industry which had recommended an independent review of launch vehicle investment policy, including the issue of passenger travel. This was the first time that any country's space policy has been challenged on this issue at such a high politicial level - and the Blair government's response illustrates well the bitter resistance of the existing 'space industry' to long-overdue change - because it totally ignores the central economic issue raised by the Select Committee!
Features / Tourism (Bad)
22 December 1999 by Patrick Collins
Space Tourism Report still not on NASA website
Mr Goldin has yet to keep the promise he made before a crowded session of the Space Frontier Foundation Conference on September 24 - that he would put the historic NASA/STA report 'General Public Space Travel and Tourism' on space tourism on the NASA website.
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