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 / Tourism (Good)
13 October 2008 by G B Leatherwood
and the next spaceflight participant
What is the next best thing to going into space? Being next in line for a trip.
Announcements / Tourism (Good)
7 October 2008 by G B Leatherwood
Space is not a one-time adventure
In sports, coming in second is almost as bad as finishing last. First place wins the gold medal, the blue ribbon, the biggest trophy, and the bottle of champagne. Second place doesn’t.
Announcements / Tourism (Good)
1 October 2008 by G B Leatherwood
Fifth spaceflight participant is first to return
Orbital spaceflight broker Space Adventures announced that Dr. Charles Simonyi, the fifth paid spaceflight participant, will be returning to the International Space Station, making him their first customer to take a second trip.
Announcements / Vehicles (Good)
24 September 2008 by G B Leatherwood
Will the fourth test be the charm?
True to his word that he would issue press releases only when there was something to report, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has revealed that the fourth test of Falcon 1 will take place between 28 September and 1 October 2008 from the Kwajalein Pacific island launch site.
Announcements / Vehicles (Good)
10 September 2008 by G B Leatherwood
Falcon will fly in late 2008 (updated)
In its press release dated September 9, 2008 (see below), Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) disclosed that it had been granted an Operational License from the US Air Force for the use of Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on the Florida coast.
Announcements / Vehicles (Good)
4 August 2008 by G B Leatherwood
AirVenture show gets first look
On July 28, and again on August 1 and 2, at the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the Rocket Racing League debuted during a week-long showcase of experimental, exotic, and remarkable flying machines.
Announcements / Vehicles (Good)
9 July 2008 by Carol Pinchefsky
Winners get trip to see WhiteKnight2 rollout
On July 28, 2008, Virgin Galactic will be rolling out WhiteKnight2 in the Mojave desert.
Announcements / Habitat (Good)
7 July 2008 by
I do. I really do
A diamond may be forever, but a trip to space is out-of-this-world romantic.
Announcements / Tourism (Good)
11 June 2008 by Carol Pinchefsky
First member: Google co-founder, Sergey Brin
Eric Anderson, CEO and president of Space Adventures, announced at a press conference today that Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, the world’s premier Internet search engine, will be Space Adventures’ next paying spaceflight participant.
Announcements / Vehicles (Good)
11 June 2008 by Carol Pinchefsky
Space Adventures doubles number of spaceflight participants
The Space Adventures orbital spaceflight program is the only way for non-astronauts to visit the International Space Station ( ISS). Now, Space Adventures had brokered a deal that increases the number of spaceflight participants.
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