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 December 1999 by
Students Get Ready For A Future Career In Space Tourism
Space.com runs with an article titled, "Wanna Be A Space Tourist?" at:
News / Tourism (Bad)
19 December 1999 by
Mars failures Only Minor Influence In Space Apathy
In a Mobile, Alabama Register editorial titled poorly, "Mars failures may have influenced," are the seeds of discontent that Americans feel towards a spectator "space program."
Events / General (Good)
13 November 1999 by
ISS Commercialization Takes Stage in Seattle
The Space Enterprise Symposium will take place on Saturday, November 13 at Seattle's Museum of Flight. Five speakers will discuss commercialization of the International Space Station at the day-long event, which is sponsored by the Space Frontier Foundation, the Northwest Venture Group, the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest, the Museum of Flight, and ProSpace America.
Media / Tourism (Good)
18 October 1999 by
Customers Lining Up to Tour Space But a ticket may cost almost $100,000
This article appeared in the business and finance section, not the human interest section. Next milestone is for it to appear in the travel section, where future space tourists will lust for the ultimate "get away from it all" vacation.
News / Vehicles (Ugly)
10 October 1999 by
Judge Blocks U.S. Virgin Islands Land Transfer to Rocket Company
Beal Aerospace's recent problems are covered in an Associated Press article, available at href=http://www.express-news.net/auth/ennews/ap/texas/d0613.html.
Events / General (Good)
30 May 1999 by
Come join the festivities
Space Capitalists, a new group being formed by some of the members of the Houston Space Society, is planning a party at the International Space Development Conference being held here in Houston. The party will take place in our corner suite at the Radisson Hotel near Hobby Airport on Sunday 30 May 1999, starting at 9 p.m. and going as late as we please. Ask the hotel operator (from any house phone) to connect you with Jim Davidson's room, and someone will tell you the room number. Or look for the Space Pork Dollar posters.
Online / Tourism (Good)
28 February 1999 by
Here is another web site with a good collection of space tourism (and
Online / General (Good)
26 February 1999 by
The Best Use of Space
The March issue of Scientific American highlights the new age of
News / Vehicles (Good)
1 December 1998 by
Good news! It seems that the Australians are not only matching the
Online / Tourism (None)
25 November 1998 by
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