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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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Media / Tourism (Good)
26 March 2010 by Carol Pinchefsky
Is accomplished
Richard Garriott has the best geek cred, ever. Not only was his father an astronaut, but also he earned a not-so-small fortune writing videogames. Garriott plays with the most awesome toys (he owns a freakin’ Sputnik), lives in the coolest house (featured on HGTV and MTV’s Cribs), and has the most fun of anyone you’ll ever meet.
Media / Vehicles (Good)
4 January 2007 by Carol Pinchefsky
Launch reached 85 meters
According to a BBC article , Blue Origin, the aerospace company launched by Amazon.com's founder Jeff Bezos, has released images of its spacecraft, which launched in November. The launch was viewed only by intimates of Bezos and his project but was captured on camera.
Media / General (Good)
22 May 2006 by Carol Pinchefsky
Lifestyles of the rich and weightless
The New York Times has written an article about space fashion (registration required). In brief, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Rocketplane Ltd. are sponsoring a zero-gravity fashion competition "for clothes that look good in zero gravity. The best designs will appear in a fashion show in Tokyo this fall."
Media / General (Good)
2 March 2006 by Carol Pinchefsky
And its very profitable ventures
According to Business 2.0 magazine via CNN, even though suborbital tourism and space hotels do not currently exist, "[a]ll, however, have the potential to generate astronomical returns during the next decade."
Media / Tourism (Good)
7 August 2003 by Carol Pinchefsky
A book review
By Carl Roberts
Media / Vehicles (Good)
1 June 2003 by Carol Pinchefsky
Public radio covers public space
By Carol Pinchefsky and Alan Breakstone
Media / Tourism (Good)
29 January 2002 by Carol Pinchefsky
Documentary on the Travel Channel
A documentary on space tourism will be appearing on Thursday, January 31, at 9pm EST on the Travel Channel. _Space: The Final Vacation_ promises an out-of-this-world look at the armchair astronaut's most coveted destination.
Media / General (Good)
10 August 2000 by Carol Pinchefsky
"Survivor" in Space
According to MSNBC, Mark Burnett, the producer of “Survivor” who envisioned and realized 16 castaways duking it out for survival, like Gilligan’s Island with an edge, has made an even more daring programming decision: He plans a new “Survivor” series that will send 13 to 15 contestants to Star City, Russia. After a process of elimination, one lucky winner will be sent to Mir Space Station.
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