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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6 December 2002 by Alan Breakstone
New opportunities in the 21st century
by Alan Breakstone
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13 November 2002 by Patrick Collins
Scandinavian Connection To Space (SCTS) has recently been established in Sweden to promote the realisation of space tourism. Like a number of other companies, SCTS will act as an agent for space tourism-related services as they become available, while also working to raise finance to help it to happen. The principal, Paul Eklund, says to keep an eye on their web-site for announcements in the near future.
News / Tourism (Good)
25 July 2002 by Patrick Collins
Project to be formally announced soon
Both Aviation Week magazine (July 22, p 53) and Space News (July 22, p4) report that the Russian Aviation and Space Agency has announced its intention to fly Lance Bass on board the late October "Taxi flight" to the space station. The July 12 announcement leaves less than six months until his flight, which does not keep the letter of the Russians’ agreement with their international partners in the space station project. However, the other countries are said to be okay with this, since they recognise the financial benefit that the Russian space agency gets from its paying customers.
News / Tourism (Good)
9 May 2002 by Patrick Collins
Acceptance Speech
To commemorate the first anniversary of the historic first space tourist flight by Dennis Tito, the Space Tourism Society held its first annual awards presentation ceremony on April 27 at the Santa Monica Community College Concert Theatre, Santa Monica. Featuring a speech and video presentation by Dennis Tito, and speeches by other leading figures in the growing field of space tourism, the evening included the presentation of the 2002 Space Tourism Pioneer "ORBIT" Awards to (in alphabetical order) David Ashford, Bob Citron, Patrick Collins, Peter Diamandis, William Gaubatz, David Gump, Jason Klassi, Chuck Lauer, Tom Rogers (lifetime award) and John Spencer.
News / Tourism (Good)
15 March 2002 by Alan Breakstone
New Russian spaceplane and frequent flyer miles announced
A new Russian spaceplane for sub-orbital space tourism
News / Tourism (Good)
4 February 2002 by Patrick Collins
Vindication of the Man whom Nasa Called "Unpatriotic"
On February 21, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will give their much-sought-after award for 'Americanism' to Dennis Tito, the first person in history to pay his own way to space. In doing this the BSA are reminding Americans of who they are, of what it was about Americans that made the USA the richest country in the world. At their best they are pioneering, entrepreneurial, individual, visionary. The BSA's full citation can be found on the Wilshire company's web-site.
News / Tourism (Good)
19 December 2001 by Alan Breakstone
Game shows reach for the stars
By Alan Breakstone
News / Tourism (Good)
11 December 2001 by Patrick Collins
Urges gov't to target passenger space travel
The Presidential Commission on the Future of the US Aerospace Industry was established by President Bush to make recommendations to solve a range of problems facing the industry. These problems, from overspending to failed projects, have arose partly from its decline since the end of the cold war and partly from stagnation at Nasa.
News / Tourism (Good)
11 September 2001 by Peter Wainwright
Russian deputy PM backs private space station project
Press Release MOSCOW (AFP) Sep 11, 2001
News / Tourism (Good)
11 August 2001 by Carol Pinchefsky
Tourists to be allowed on ISS
According to an article in the Washington Post, the United States and Russian governments have come to an agreement about space tourists aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The criteria for potential space tourists include an aptitude in Russian, as well as physical and personal stamina. Of course, there's always the US$20 million.
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