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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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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
Online / Tourism (Good)
3 September 2001 by Carol Pinchefsky
According to The Sunday Times, one of Japan's largest travel agencies has opened a space tourism branch. Yoshikazu Shiraishi, the manager of the new space division of Kinki Nippon Tourist, says they want to fulfill the dreams of millions of people.
Online / Vehicles (Good)
24 October 1999 by Peter Wainwright
A general article about the various commercial launch companies
An online article from the Orlando Sentinel article discusses the ups and downs of the commercial launch business at
Online / Tourism (Good)
28 February 1999 by
Here is another web site with a good collection of space tourism (and
Online / General (Good)
26 February 1999 by
The Best Use of Space
The March issue of Scientific American highlights the new age of
Online / Tourism (Good)
10 December 1998 by Patrick Collins
The classic article "Studies Claim Space Tourism Feasible" published in 'Aviation Week & Space Technology' the leading aerospace industry magazine on April 7, 1997, pp 58-60, is now available on the Internet here. The 3-page article, by Aviation Week reporter William Scott, described 3 presentations at the 1997 IEEE Aerospace Conference held in Snowmass, Colorado, and is of considerable historic interest in being the first article about space tourism to be published in Aviation Week (though not the first time that the words have been used).
Online / Tourism (Good)
4 November 1998 by Patrick Collins
Gaze catches Space Future
NASA Watch, the website that is famously "on NASA's case" has opened a new section on "Tourism and other non-traditional uses of space". Although still under construction as of this writing, expect to see this grow in the coming months.
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