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.
The International Astronautical Academy (IAA), the research arm of the
International Astronautical Federation (
IAF), is holding its first conference on private human space flight from May 28-30, 2008, in Arcachon, Bordeaux, France.
What with Dennis Tito's highly successful run as a space tourist and NASA recently acknowledged as one of the U.S. government's least efficient branches, it seems that the pendulum of fate may swing at last.
The Space Tourism Pavillion will be a feature at this year's Tomorrow's World Live exhibition, organised and sponsored by the BBC Tomorrow's World programme, the UK's most popular science and technology show.