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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4 May 2011 by Alan Breakstone
With US$80 million to give it wings
Space and technology writer Michael Belfiore has reported on Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) DreamChaser seven-seat spacecraft. SNC was one of four companies awarded development money from NASA’s
Online / Habitat (Good)
9 September 2010 by G B Leatherwood
Food scientist Dr. Bourland talks about space tourism
Before he retired from NASA in 2000, Dr. Charles T. Bourland had researched and designed food for astronauts from the Mercury program to the International Space Station (ISS). With all that Dr. Bourland knows about food in space, he could write a book. So he did. It’s “The Astronaut’s Cookbook: Tales, Recipes, and More.”
Online / Habitat (Good)
22 August 2010 by G B Leatherwood
(Hint: not a diet cookbook)
In Maslow's hierarchy of human needs, food comes just below water, a little above shelter and sex. In the hierarchy of curiosity about what really goes on in space, food comes in right after how they use the toilet. In other words...really important.
Online / Other (Good)
22 September 2008 by G B Leatherwood
A look at the SFF's space poetry magazine
The newest project of the Space Frontier Foundation is poetry in motion. Or at least in print.
Online / Tourism (Good)
30 May 2008 by Carol Pinchefsky
Askmen.com has some answers
Askmen.com has kindly given us permission to quote their article, “Five Things You Didn’t Know: Space Tourism.”
Online / Vehicles (Good)
18 March 2008 by Carol Pinchefsky
Plans to build spaceplanes in production line
by Carol Pinchefsky
Online / Vehicles (Good)
11 January 2008 by G B Leatherwood
Bigelow opens up for questions
By G.B. Leatherwood
Online / Tourism (Good)
29 June 2007 by Alan Breakstone
...for a paltry $100 million
by Alan Breakstone
Online / Vehicles (Good)
14 November 2006 by Carol Pinchefsky
Blue Origin launches test rocket
According to this CNN article , Blue Origin launched a test rocket from a Texas spaceport. Although not much is known about the craft, it uses a verticle launch and take-off.
Online / Vehicles (Good)
4 October 2006 by Carol Pinchefsky
Liquid fuel helps rocket chase stars
Starchaser Industries has revealed a prototype of a reusable rocket, Skybolt Sounding Rocket, as Space.com reports in this article .
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