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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20 July 2012 by Peter Wainwright
Thanks to the Space Frontier Foundation
Space Future’s own Carol Pinchefsky has won the 2012 NewSpace Journalism Award, given by the Space Frontier Foundation (SFF). She will be accepting the award in person at their gala in Santa Clara, California, on July 28, 2012.
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10 April 2010 by Carol Pinchefsky
Buzz Aldrin, former NASA astronaut and recent cast member of Dancing with the Stars, will be attending the Yuri's Night party based in New York City on April 10, 2010.
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25 June 2009 by Carol Pinchefsky
A balanced collection that should produce balanced results
An independent review of NASA's human spaceflight plans is currently underway. This committee, which includes former astronauts, professors, CEOs, and a former Air Force General, will conduct a study on NASA's plans, as well as look for alternatives to make human spaceflight of making human spaceflight "safe, innovative, affordable, and sustainable."
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15 April 2008 by Alan Breakstone
And why it's good for space tourism
by Alan Breakstone
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10 April 2008 by Carol Pinchefsky
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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.
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17 February 2006 by Alan Breakstone
United Arab Emirates partners with Space Adventures
Arlington, Va. – February 17, 2006 -- Space Adventures, Ltd., the world’s leading space experiences company, announced today its plans to develop a commercial spaceport in Ras Al-Khaimah (the UAE), with plans to expand globally. Other potential spaceport locations include Asia, specifically Singapore, and North America. The total estimated cost of the glob! al spaceport development project is at least $265 million (USD) and will be funded by various parties, along with shared investments by Space Adventures and the government of Ras Al-Khaimah. The company, which organized orbital flights for all of the world's private space explorers, also announces that His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi of Ras Al-Khaimah, along with the UAE Department of Civilian Aviation, have granted clearance to operate suborbital spaceflights in their air space.
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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.
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22 August 2004 by Carol Pinchefsky
Space Future's New Website
Space Future has expanded to a new website: Space Future Japan. On the Web at http://www.spacefuturejapan.com/ or http://www.uchumirai.com/, Space Future Japan will provide unique content in the Japanese language, aimed at the over 127 million people who live in Japan. (‘Uchumirai’ is ‘Space Future’ in Japanese).
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26 June 2003 by
Peter Diamandis, chairman of the X-Prize, also honoured
San Francisco (June 26, 2003) - The X-Prize Foundation has been selected as the winner of the World Technology Network's (WTN) Corporate World Technology Award for Space, an award recognizing the non-profit foundation's tireless efforts to spawn a new groundbreaking industry and educate the public about commercial space travel.
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