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 September 2006 by Carol Pinchefsky
...just call her rich, talented, and space-bound
by Carol Pinchefsky
Online / Other (Good)
27 April 2005 by Carol Pinchefsky
Virgin Galactic testifies at the House Subcommittee on Space
An article on CNN.com talks about the imminent future of space tourism. Author Leonard David, moonlighting from Space.com, writes that Burt Rutan of Scaled Composites and Will Whitehorn of Virgin Galactic testified to the House Subcommittee on Space as to their plans: a fleet of suborbital vehicles.
Online / Tourism (Good)
28 July 2004 by Alan Breakstone
Constellation Services International considering tourist flights
by Alan Breakstone
Online / Habitat (Good)
5 December 2003 by Carol Pinchefsky
Let me build among the stars
by Carol Pinchefsky
Online / Other (Good)
12 July 2003 by Carol Pinchefsky
A roundup of events
The X-Prize has been much in the news of late, as its various contestants are making headway toward the prize. Here is a roundup of recent events:
Online / Tourism (Good)
21 November 2002 by
What Real People Want from Space
Online / Tourism (Good)
6 November 2002 by Carol Pinchefsky
One future
According to a recent space.com article, flights to space that now cost US$20 million per person may eventually drop to US$100,000.
Online / Tourism (Good)
25 April 2002 by Sam Coniglio
Second paying tourist; banquet; X Prize rocket in New York
This week is turning out to be very newsworthy for the space tourism industry. First, the world's second paying space passenger is set to fly on Thursday, April 25. Mark Shuttleworth, a South African dotcom multi-millionaire, is ready for launch on a Vostok rocket from the Baikonour Cosmodrome in Kazakstan. Colonel Yuri Pavlovich Gidzenko is the commander of the Taxi-3 mission, also was a member of the first crew on the International Space Station Expedition-1 mission. Lieutenant Colonel Roberto Vittori, from Rome, Italy, completes the team. He has over 2000 hours experience in over 40 different aircraft. Mark Shuttleworth has excellent companions for his trip to the ISS. Keep posted at the First African in Space website:
Online / Tourism (Good)
8 January 2002 by Carol Pinchefsky
Plans to visit space as a cosmonaut
According to an article in spacer.com, Mark Shuttleworth will become the world's second paying space tourist at the going rate of US$20 million. Or will he?
Online / Tourism (Good)
17 December 2001 by Patrick Collins
Tom Rogers interviewed
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