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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13 November 2009 by G B Leatherwood
Water found under the surface of the Moon
November 13, 2009, is the day the Moon changed—or at least, our perception of it did.
Announcements / Other (None)
15 April 2008 by Alan Breakstone
And why it's good for space tourism
by Alan Breakstone
Announcements / Vehicles (None)
24 January 2008 by
Press release
Virgin Galactic today unveiled the design of its new, environmentally benign, space launch system based on the X Prize winning technology of SpaceShipOne, which successfully flew into space for the third time in October 2004 and won the $10m Ansari X Prize.
Announcements / General (None)
19 September 2007 by Carol Pinchefsky
But is it the best way to get to space?
by Carol Pinchefsky
Announcements / Vehicles (None)
21 March 2007 by Carol Pinchefsky
Falcon 1 reaches space, but not orbit
The delayed second test flight of SpaceX's Falcon 1 took place on Tuesday March 20th to bittersweet success: although the rocket reached space and achieved a number of benchmarks, including stage separation and a second-stage ignition, it ultimately did not achieve orbital velocity. After a smooth first-stage ascent, a roll instability developed in the second stage, and further contact with the rocket was lost.
Announcements / Other (None)
17 February 2006 by Alan Breakstone
Space Adventures partner with Ansari
Arlington, Va. – February 16, 2006 -- Space Adventures, Ltd., the world’s leading space experiences company, announnced today a contract with Prodea, a private investment firm founded by the Ansari family, and a separate contract with the Federal Space Agency of the Russian Federation (FSA), to develop a fleet of suborbital spaceflight vehicles for commercial use globally. This joint venture will fully develop and provide a set of turnkey operational space tourism systems that include the delivery of several suborbital launch vehicles to multiple global locations.
Announcements / Tourism (None)
3 November 2005 by Carol Pinchefsky
November 10, London
by Carol Pinchefsky
Announcements / Other (None)
17 March 2005 by Carol Pinchefsky
Able to launch vehicles from Cape Canaveral
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — AERA Corporation, a leading luxury commercial space travel provider, announced today that it has signed a “Commercial Space Operations Support Agreement” with the United States Air Force (USAF). The agreement, effective for, and renewable after five years, establishes the ground-rules that will apply to AERA’s proposed access to launch facilities and launch support services at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Announcements / Tourism (None)
8 March 2004 by Patrick Collins
Promotes passenger space travel
On Thursday, March 4, 2004, the US House of Representatives approved legislation which is designed to promote the development of the emerging commercial human space flight industry.
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10 April 2003 by Carol Pinchefsky
British gov’t invites public consultation of draft
By Steven Fawkes
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