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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25 July 2012 by Carol Pinchefsky
Take this 10-question quiz
Space has been much in the news lately, particularly with the death of astronaut Sally Ride. But how much do you really know about the “final (some would say “next) frontier?” Take this quiz and find out.
Media / General (Good)
2 July 2010 by G B Leatherwood
The Naming X competition announces winner
In 1930 young American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh announced his finding of a tiny bright dot that moved, proving that it was a celestial body circling our sun and not just another star. Halfway around the world in England, 11-year-old Venetia Burney suggested that the new planet be named “Pluto,” for the Roman God of the Underworld who could make himself invisible. On 1 May 1930 the name “Pluto” was formally adopted for this new celestial body.
Media / General (Good)
28 June 2010 by G B Leatherwood
For major kudos
“If you had the chance to name a minor planet what would you name it?”
Media / General (Good)
22 May 2006 by Carol Pinchefsky
Lifestyles of the rich and weightless
The New York Times has written an article about space fashion (registration required). In brief, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Rocketplane Ltd. are sponsoring a zero-gravity fashion competition "for clothes that look good in zero gravity. The best designs will appear in a fashion show in Tokyo this fall."
Media / General (Good)
2 March 2006 by Carol Pinchefsky
And its very profitable ventures
According to Business 2.0 magazine via CNN, even though suborbital tourism and space hotels do not currently exist, "[a]ll, however, have the potential to generate astronomical returns during the next decade."
Media / General (Good)
10 September 2005 by Patrick Collins
Makes case for lunar development
The DVD "Gaia Selene: ...saving the Earth by colonising the Moon" by Screenwriter and Producer Charles Proser makes an unanswerable case that investing in developing space-faring capabilities such as large-scale solar energy and wireless power transmission, helium 3 collection and utilisation, and the use of other non-terrestrial resources including near-Earth asteroids and comets would pay a good return in the longer run.
Media / General (None)
9 October 2001 by Peter Wainwright
October 10, 2001, 8-9PM Pacific Time
Mr. Rick Tumlinson, President and co-Founder of the Space Frontier Foundation, will be the guest on the radio show "Business Without Boundaries", Wednesday evening, October 10, 8-9PM Pacific Daylight Time. "Business Without Boundaries," hosted by Dr. David Livingston, focuses on timely and important business issues germane to the development of outer space commerce and space tourism..
Media / General (Good)
10 August 2000 by Carol Pinchefsky
"Survivor" in Space
According to MSNBC, Mark Burnett, the producer of “Survivor” who envisioned and realized 16 castaways duking it out for survival, like Gilligan’s Island with an edge, has made an even more daring programming decision: He plans a new “Survivor” series that will send 13 to 15 contestants to Star City, Russia. After a process of elimination, one lucky winner will be sent to Mir Space Station.
Media / General (None)
5 October 1999 by Sam Coniglio
A Poll on Public Space Travel is being conducted this week
National Public Radio's Marketplace is interviewing Lou Dobbs, former CNN Financial News anchor, and now producer of Space.com on Wednesday, October 6 at 6:30 pm PST (check your local radio listings). Space.com is a new web site devoted to all types of space-related news.
Media / General (None)
18 August 1999 by Patrick Collins
...but he still doesn't "get it"
A short article entitled, "Human Mars mission not a priority, Clinton says" (_Space News_, August 2, p 2) reports that on July 21, 1999, the US President told a press conference "...the benefits to us here on Earth of continued advances in space..." would capture the imagination of the American people more than going to Mars. This reflects what public opinion polls show and is perhaps to be expected from a President who became famous for his campaign slogan, "It's the economy, stupid".
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