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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21 November 2002 by
What Real People Want from Space
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6 November 2002 by Carol Pinchefsky
One future
According to a recent space.com article, flights to space that now cost US$20 million per person may eventually drop to US$100,000.
Online / Tourism (Good)
25 April 2002 by Sam Coniglio
Second paying tourist; banquet; X Prize rocket in New York
This week is turning out to be very newsworthy for the space tourism industry. First, the world's second paying space passenger is set to fly on Thursday, April 25. Mark Shuttleworth, a South African dotcom multi-millionaire, is ready for launch on a Vostok rocket from the Baikonour Cosmodrome in Kazakstan. Colonel Yuri Pavlovich Gidzenko is the commander of the Taxi-3 mission, also was a member of the first crew on the International Space Station Expedition-1 mission. Lieutenant Colonel Roberto Vittori, from Rome, Italy, completes the team. He has over 2000 hours experience in over 40 different aircraft. Mark Shuttleworth has excellent companions for his trip to the ISS. Keep posted at the First African in Space website:
Online / General (None)
29 January 2002 by Peter Wainwright
None of the above
By Carol Pinchefsky and Peter Wainwright
Online / Tourism (Good)
8 January 2002 by Carol Pinchefsky
Plans to visit space as a cosmonaut
According to an article in spacer.com, Mark Shuttleworth will become the world's second paying space tourist at the going rate of US$20 million. Or will he?
Online / Tourism (Good)
17 December 2001 by Patrick Collins
Tom Rogers interviewed
Online / Tourism (None)
14 December 2001 by Carol Pinchefsky
Editorial in _Aviation Week_
Space Future's Patrick Collins has written the editorial for this week's Aviation Week and Space Technology. As always, he states that what passenger airline travel did for the 20th century, space tourism can do for the 21st.
Online / General (Bad)
23 October 2001 by Patrick Collins
What search results actually reveal
Now that the previously suppressed Nasa report "General Public Space Travel and Tourism" is available on the Nasa web site, it bears looking at. Go to www.nasa.gov and type the words 'space tourism' into the search box. You may get more than you were expecting.
Online / Tourism (Good)
23 October 2001 by Patrick Collins
Space Future Wins Years-long Campaign
The very positive report on the feasibility of space tourism published by Nasa in March 1998 is now available via Nasa's web-site. Typing 'space tourism' into the search form brings it up as the 3rd reference, dated 25 July, 2001. This follows three and a half years during which Nasa administrator Goldin prevented it being publicly accessible.
Online / Tourism (Good)
5 October 2001 by Alan Breakstone
More Market Research Needed
by Alan Breakstone
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