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 June 1998 by
It seems that space tourism is becoming a topic of interest in the mainstream press. A recent article in the Los Angeles Times 'Gearing Up for the New Race to Space' discusses the X-Prize and how it's competitors will soon allow anyone to fly into space:
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12 June 1998 by
In a recent front page article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, titled
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7 April 1998 by
Recently Alcestis "Cooky" Oberg wrote a great opinion editorial piece on space tourism and commercial space which got national visibility in USA Today newspaper (read by many business travelers). She allowed Keith Cowing at NASA Watch to reprint the article on his web site:
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26 March 1998 by
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9 March 1998 by Sam Coniglio
Georgia pilot determined to rocket into aviation history
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published an article about the pilot for Advent Launch Services. Vaughn Cordle holds 44 world aviation records, all from passenger planes. He wants to be the first civilian pilot to fly into space. Advent's launch vehicle will be named the Mayflower II.
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3 March 1998 by
Platforms International Corporation Joins the Growing List of Private Launchers
A new commercial launch contender, Platforms International Corporation, has just put out a press release announcing their new space division. It was mentioned in Yahoo's Business Wire:

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25 February 1998 by
ABC News ran this interesting article on space entreprenuers:
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21 February 1998 by Patrick Collins
The "unthinkable" gradually enters the mainstream
Until recently pointedly ignored by the "space establishment", the subject of space tourism continues to get discussed more and more seriously and frequently. In the February 9-15 issue of Space News it appeared in two separate articles.
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19 February 1998 by Peter Wainwright
T3 Magazine is the latest mainstream magazine to cover Space Tourism
The stream of space vehicle and tourism coverage in the media continues into 1998. The March edition of "T3", a UK technology oriented magazine, features a 5 page article on Space Tourism, concentrating both the problems with the existing space programme in general and NASA in particular, and on the commercial sector, focusing on the companies Bristol Spaceplanes and Zegrahm Space Voyages. Honorable mentions also go to Kelly Space technology, Kistler Aerospace and Rotary Rocket.
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13 February 1998 by Patrick Collins
Japanese newspaper covers space tourism
TV star Akiko Hinagata was given an out-of-this-world birthday present. During a televised celebration, her friends reserved a seat for her on the "space cruiser," a craft that could become the first private passenger vessel in space.
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