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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Media / General (Strange)
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 / Tourism (Strange)
19 January 2012 by Carol Pinchefsky
May see the light of day
When Richard Garriot de Cayeux, the founder of the Ultima series of computer games and the world’s sixth space tourist, went to the International Space Station ( ISS) in 2008, he didn’t just kick back and bask in zero gravity. No, during his twelve-day journey he conducted experiments on the crystallization of protein molecules, took photographs, conducted an art show (really) and…made a horror movie.
Media / Other (Strange)
18 March 2010 by Carol Pinchefsky
And now he’s Dancing with the Stars
Buzz Aldrin, second man on the moon and member of the Gemini 12 and Apollo 11 missions, will appear on the popular reality show “Dancing with the Stars,” where contestants are challenged to perform different dances each week, like paso doble and swing. The 80-year-old retired astronaut will be the show’s oldest contestant.
Events / General (Strange)
16 July 2009 by Patrick Collins
Thinking about the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11, what can one say but
Announcements / General (Strange)
20 June 2009 by G B Leatherwood
I do.
Theme weddings usually come with a hefty price tag, and the wedding of Noah Fulmor and Erin Finnegan was no different. Their 20 June 2009 wedding cost $60,000 in rental space alone. But Fulmor and Finnegan married on the modified Boeing 727-200 aircraft flown by the Zero Gravity Corporation, exchanging vows while making history. “It’s amazing how resourceful you can be when you put your mind to it,” said Fulmor on the Today Show.
News / Other (Strange)
29 December 2008 by G B Leatherwood
Space is closer than previously thought
Space is closer than we think, the BBC reports.
/ Habitat (Strange)
22 December 2008 by G B Leatherwood
A matter of privacy
We never hear about it, but when the wagon trains were working their way West, the folks must have had to find some way to, well, take care of their bodily functions. The men, of course, because of their somewhat different physiques, might not have had much trouble taking care of business, but for the women it was a different story. Crossing the vast plains of what is now Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, and then the great deserts of the West with nary a tree or bush in sight must have caused some concern. But we never hear about it, so those hardy folk must have found some way to preserve their dignity and their privacy.
Media / Vehicles (Strange)
23 July 2008 by Carol Pinchefsky
DKNY is now corporate sponsor
According to an article in MSNBC, the Rocket Racing League, which plans brings high-speed, high-altitude racing to spectators across the globe, is teaming up with fashion label DKNY.
News / Habitat (Strange)
2 June 2008 by Carol Pinchefsky
Sapporo makes space beer
Sapporo Breweries, the Japanese beermaker established in 1876, is bringing beer into the 21st century. The new brew: beer made from barley descended from seeds that spent five months on the International Space Station ( ISS).
Other / General (Strange)
15 April 2008 by Carol Pinchefsky
Season’s opening pitch to be thrown at ludicrous speed
Throwing the first pitch of the baseball season is an honor typically reserved for dignitaries such as presidents, mayors, baseball hall-of-famers, and, um, Lillian Carter.
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