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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23 February 2012 by Carol Pinchefsky
(For four months)
You read that right. NASA wants volunteers for their four-month simulation to Mars. But instead of conducting tests on confinement and psychological stress, NASA just want to study your tastebuds.
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17 August 2010 by G B Leatherwood
...We should listen
In a recent interview with Cosmic Log famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking declared that humans must be off planet Earth in the next 100 years or face possible extinction.
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12 April 2010 by Peter Wainwright
Hayden seek
Last month's Issac Asimov Memorial Debate, hosted as usual by Hayden Planetarium Director Neil deGrasse Tyson, tackled a subject close to Space Future's heart – the future of manned spaceflight. Or, to be strictly accurate, “The Moon, Mars, and Beyond: Where next for the manned spaced program?”
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24 March 2010 by G B Leatherwood
Virgin's successful test flight
On December 8, 2009, SpaceShipTwo was unveiled to an audience composed of dignitaries, including California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, in the face of an impending hurricane.
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14 March 2010 by Peter Wainwright
Floridian space industry faces uncertainty and/or hope
by G.B. Leatherwood and Peter Wainwright
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7 March 2010 by Peter Wainwright
The development of commercial spaceplanes has been delayed for 30 years. But that's about to change.
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13 November 2009 by G B Leatherwood
Water found under the surface of the Moon
November 13, 2009, is the day the Moon changed—or at least, our perception of it did.
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8 October 2009 by G B Leatherwood
For the benefit of humanity
Yesterday, October 7, 2009, the X-Prize Foundation announced that Masten Space Systems completed the first stage toward winning the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge. Masten’s vehicle, Xombie, successfully completed two vertical take-offs and landings, at 93 and 91 seconds, respectively. But with other challengers such as BonNova nipping at Masten’s heels, the race for the US$2 million purse is far from over.
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31 January 2009 by G B Leatherwood
Sisters half a world apart
On 31 January 2009, the New Mexico-based Spaceport America (NMSA) has announced that Spaceport America now has a new “sister spaceport.” The NMSA has successfully entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with officials of Spaceport Sweden, based in Kiruna, Sweden.
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30 September 2008 by Patrick Collins
A bright idea, still waiting to see the light
On August 13, 1968, at the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference ( IECEC) in Boulder, Colorado, Dr. Peter Glaser of the US Solar Energy Society presented the idea of collecting solar energy in orbit and delivering it as radio wave energy to receivers on Earth 24/7.
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