No older stories fit these criteria

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.
More What's New Subscribe Updates by Email
Filter: Ugly - Clear Filters
News / Habitat (Ugly)
15 July 2010 by Carol Pinchefsky
Senate approves modified version of Authorization Act
Sadly, the NASA Authorization Act of 2010, which determines NASA’s policy, was passed by the senate today, heavily altered from Obama’s proposal in February in one key crucial area. Section 403 highlights the problem with the act--there will be no commercial crew development of space in 2011; commercial development of space is limited to cargo, but only in 2012:
News / Tourism (Ugly)
26 September 2008 by G B Leatherwood
Daisuke Enomoto sues Space Adventures for refund
According to an article in Wired.com, Daisuke Enomoto has filed a lawsuit against Space Adventures.
Opinion / General (Ugly)
29 December 2006 by G B Leatherwood
Young people "indifferent," according to survey
by G.B. Leatherwood
Media / Vehicles (Ugly)
19 December 2001 by Peter Wainwright
NASA is preventing low-cost access to space
One year ago, Beal Aerospace decided to close up shop after NASA announced the
Announcements / General (Ugly)
15 November 2001 by Alan Breakstone
One without a background in space
By Alan Breakstone
News / Other (Ugly)
20 March 2001 by Carol Pinchefsky
Two cosmonauts, in a show of solidarity for fellow crew member Dennis Tito, left a NASA facility because NASA refuses to train the California entrepeneur--claiming his lack of experience as a danger to the International Space Station. In other words, NASA will not train a man who is not trained.
News / Vehicles (Ugly)
23 October 2000 by Peter Wainwright
Cites interference by NASA as key reason
Rather than continue to compete against the government, Beal Aerospace has decided to cease operations. What provoked this decision? Well, X-33 was bad enough for the private launch vehicle industry, since no investor wants to put money into a company when the government (in the form of NASA) is seen to be funding a competitor, particularly one the size of Boeing or Lockheed. The 'Space Launch Initiative', which supercedes X-33 without it even flying once, ups the government ante from $1.5bn to a staggering proposed $4bn. It's not hard to see how an investor is likely to react to that.
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.
Please send comments, critiques and queries to feedback@spacefuture.com.
All material copyright Space Future Consulting except as noted.