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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14 March 2010 by Peter Wainwright
Floridian space industry faces uncertainty and/or hope
by G.B. Leatherwood and Peter Wainwright
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21 February 2008 by Carol Pinchefsky
(No fish harmed in the making of this experiment)
by Carol Pinchefsky
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19 June 2006 by Carol Pinchefsky
Looking for alternative fuel sources
According to this Register article, China plans to send astronauts to the moon in the year 2024. The article says the Chinese government is actively looking for Helium-3, a source of fuel abundant on the moon that may replace oil and gas.
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17 March 2005 by Carol Pinchefsky
Dr. Michael Griffin appointed
by Carol Pinchefsky
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20 June 2001 by Patrick Collins
Nasa was recently ranked the 4th worst-managed US government organisation by the Senate Government Affairs Committee. It was particularly criticised for the incompetence it showed in:
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19 September 2000 by Patrick Collins
NASA's Approach to RLVs Shown To Be Totally Misconceived
NASA has recently admitted that the X-34 project, touted with the X-33 as the route to reducing launch costs, is at an impasse. Readers will remember that in 1995, as a result of the great success of the DC-X reusable rocket funded by the Defence Department, NASA announced its own RLV program - with the X-33 and X-34 reusable rockets as its centre-pieces. Both were to start a series of progressive demonstration flights in 1999, leading on to low-cost launch vehicles.
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5 September 1998 by Patrick Collins
Recommends: "...public space travel should be viewed as the next large, new area of commercial space activity"
The Report of the AIAA/ CEAS/ CASI Workshop on International Cooperation in Space held in Banff Canada in January 1998 has been published, and it includes strong support for the creation of a space tourism industry.
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17 June 1998 by
In a recent press release, Gateway computers, a major PC maker, announced that they will be the exclusive supliers of computer workstations to Vela Technologies Development, Inc., who is developing the Space Cruiser(R) System (SCS) space tourist vehicle. This is the company working with Zegrahm Space Voyages to offer tourist flights into space.
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26 May 1998 by
In a recent press release, The X-Prize Foundation unveiled the X-Prize
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19 May 1998 by Patrick Collins
SpaceDev Founder Jim Benson Extends Scope
Jim Benson, Chairman and founder of SpaceDev, the San Diego company developing the first commercial satellite mission to an asteroid, has decided to establish the "Space Development Institute" in San Diego.
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