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 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.
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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.
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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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26 March 2008 by Alan Breakstone
Passenger flights expected by 2010
by Alan Breakstone
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24 January 2008 by
Press release
Virgin Galactic today unveiled the design of its new, environmentally benign, space launch system based on the X Prize winning technology of SpaceShipOne, which successfully flew into space for the third time in October 2004 and won the $10m Ansari X Prize.
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14 June 2007 by Carol Pinchefsky
EADS branches out into space
European aerospace company EADS Astrium, a branch of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, has announced it will be developing a 1-stage, 4-person spaceplane. Flights should achieve 3 minutes of weightlessness and could be available in 2012.
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21 March 2007 by Carol Pinchefsky
Falcon 1 reaches space, but not orbit
The delayed second test flight of SpaceX's Falcon 1 took place on Tuesday March 20th to bittersweet success: although the rocket reached space and achieved a number of benchmarks, including stage separation and a second-stage ignition, it ultimately did not achieve orbital velocity. After a smooth first-stage ascent, a roll instability developed in the second stage, and further contact with the rocket was lost.
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9 September 2005 by Alan Breakstone
Premiering 2007
by Alan Breakstone
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28 September 2004 by G B Leatherwood
Amethyst rocket reaches 9400 feet
FREDERICK, OK-Beyond-Earth Enterprises, a Colorado Springs-based small payload sub-orbital launch company, proudly announces the successful launch and recovery of the first rockets of the Gem Series of launch vehicles at the Capps Space Science Center in Frederick, OK, on Saturday, September 25th.
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27 September 2004 by G B Leatherwood
...to Virgin Galatic
by G.B. Leatherwood
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