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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9 November 2009 by G B Leatherwood
Author wants to inspire, as he was inspired
Who better to write a book about space development than Douglas Mallette, a systems engineer working for a Houston, TX company providing technical services to NASA for the Space Shuttle?
/ General (Good)
2 September 2009 by Carol Pinchefsky
Astrogenetix brings medical experiments to space
By Carol Pinchefsky and G.B. Leatherwood
/ Power (Good)
5 August 2009 by G B Leatherwood
A Q&A with PowerSat’s CEO
Here on planet Earth, we’re suffering from an energy crisis: we need gasoline to power our cars, and we need electricity to power our homes. Alternative sources of energy, such as solar and wind power, can only provide a fraction of what we need, and nuclear power has inherent risks. Of course, space enthusiasts see the answer to our problems beyond the planet. By capturing the limitless energy of the sun and transforming it into electrical energy we can use, the world will have the energy it needs without being drained of its finite resources.
/ Tourism (Good)
19 December 2008 by G B Leatherwood
Spaceport America receives FAA approval
This week the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Spaceport America’s environmental impact statement, and even more important, the launch site operator’s license. These two steps are needed to turn the temporary launch facility into the United State’s first spaceport specifically designed for the space tourism industry.
/ Tourism (Good)
13 December 2008 by G B Leatherwood
...the official travel agent of XCOR Aerospace
Jeff Greason, president and CEO of XCOR Aerospace, has selected Jules Klar, the president of Great American Travel who founded “$5-a-Day Tours” in 1961, as the agent for flights on XCOR’s spaceplane, the Lynx Mark I—which is now under construction at the XCOR facilities at the Mojave spaceport.
/ Tourism (Good)
12 October 2008 by G B Leatherwood
The son also rises
Some folks are never satisfied. Not with paddling down the Amazon, tracking gorillas in Rwanda, diving to the Titanic, or hunting for meteorites in the frozen Antarctic.
/ General (Good)
13 June 2008 by Carol Pinchefsky
YouTube superstardom and cash prizes await
The Space Frontier Foundation and SpaceContest.org are co-sponsoring the “Space VidVision Contest.” Entrants have until July 8, 2008, to create a video response to the question, “What should the future of American spaceflight be?”
/ General (Good)
11 June 2008 by Carol Pinchefsky
ISS journey will be a busy one
Although most people who pay $20 million for an adventure vacation might want to relax and unwind during their journey, Richard Garriot, games designer and upcoming traveler to the International Space Station ( ISS), is not one of them.
/ Tourism (Good)
27 May 2008 by Carol Pinchefsky
Activities for all budgets
Although it costs over $20 million to visit the International Space Station, you don't need to be a billionaire to experience space tourism. There are a range of activities for a range of budgets, and they span in cost from as little as $12 up to $200,000. They might not be as fabulous as going to space, but at least they’re easier on the wallet.
/ Tourism (Good)
8 May 2008 by G B Leatherwood
Third space "tourist" talks to SpaceFuture
Greg Olsen was the third private citizen to orbit the earth on the International Space Station ( ISS). After training for five months (900 hours) at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Moscow, he launched on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, the Soyuz TMA-7, on October 1, 2006, with cosmonaut Valeri Tokarev and astronaut Bill McArthur (Expedition 12). He then docked to the ISS on October 3 and returned to earth on Soyuz TMA-6 on October 11 with Cosmonaut Sergei Krikatev and Astronaut John Phillips (Expedition 11).
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