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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News / Tourism (Good)
19 December 2001 by Alan Breakstone
Game shows reach for the stars
By Alan Breakstone
News / Tourism (Good)
11 December 2001 by Patrick Collins
Urges gov't to target passenger space travel
The Presidential Commission on the Future of the US Aerospace Industry was established by President Bush to make recommendations to solve a range of problems facing the industry. These problems, from overspending to failed projects, have arose partly from its decline since the end of the cold war and partly from stagnation at Nasa.
News / Tourism (Good)
11 September 2001 by Peter Wainwright
Russian deputy PM backs private space station project
Press Release MOSCOW (AFP) Sep 11, 2001
News / Tourism (Good)
11 August 2001 by Carol Pinchefsky
Tourists to be allowed on ISS
According to an article in the Washington Post, the United States and Russian governments have come to an agreement about space tourists aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The criteria for potential space tourists include an aptitude in Russian, as well as physical and personal stamina. Of course, there's always the US$20 million.
News / Tourism (Good)
10 August 2001 by Patrick Collins
The "T Word" Reaches Highest Level Yet
News / Tourism (Good)
10 August 2001 by Patrick Collins
Space Tourism 2 : Nasa 0
For a reputed US$15 million, Mark Shuttleworth recently booked his place as the world’s second space tourist: he plans to fly to the Russian part of the International Space Station (ISS), currently being assembled in orbit. Shuttleworth, a 27-year old multi-millionaire from South Africa, is now in training at Russia’s ‘Star City'. His flight is scheduled for April 2002.
News / Tourism (Good)
30 June 2001 by Sam Coniglio
The first congressional hearing
At the first Congressional hearing on space tourism at the House subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, the room was packed with reporters, space activists, and a large number of young people.
News / Tourism (Good)
28 April 2001 by Carol Pinchefsky
First Space Tourist Checks In
Today, 28 April 2001, the future finally became the present. Despite last-minute glitches (seen as more political than technical by some), the age of space tourism has officially begun. Denis Tito, the first paying space tourist, is now rocketing on his way toward the International Space Station (ISS). Space Future wishes him well and looks forward to private citizens in space as a beginning of a new era. For more information, see this BBC news article.
News / Tourism (Good)
28 February 2001 by Patrick Collins
Under the title "Money Could Buy Next Giant Leap In Space, Aldrin Says", Reuters' Dayan Candappa reported a meeting between Buzz Aldrin and Arthur C Clarke in which they agreed that space tourism is IT.
News / Tourism (Good)
13 December 2000 by Patrick Collins
German TV show to fly 7 contestants to space station
Space tv AG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the German television production company Brainpool of Cologne, is reported to have made reservations for 7 flights in the Russian 'Soyuz' launch vehicle between 2002 and 2008 to allow selected people to visit the Russian sector of the International Space Station.
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