Monthly Archive for March, 2007

Space Access 07 Wraps-Up

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The Spaceports Blog has a report of the recent Space Access 07 conference.
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Bigelow Aerospace Update: Team Heads for Russia

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Hobby Space has an update on Bigelow Aerospace’s progress. The Las Vegas company is in the process of moving the Genesis II module and its support team to Russia. Meanwhile, the launch of the space station prototype could be delayed by problems with the Dnepr rocket.

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Robert Bigelow’s bigger vision

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Bigelow Aerospace plans a big announcement in April. Will it include space stations, hotels or sports complexes in orbit or inflatable lunar and Martian habitats? MSNBC’s Alan Boyle speculates over at Cosmic Log.

Rocket Man

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The Economist profiles SpaceX’s Elon Musk.
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North Hollywood junkyard: one giant heap for mankind

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A North Hollywood junkyard filled with old rocket parts provides an unlikely source of materials for the next generation of space explorers.
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Spaceport pact reached

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New Mexico officials reveal details of a pact with the Virgin Galactic as they gear up for a crucial spaceport tax vote in April.
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Auto X Prize Revs Up

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The X-Prize Foundation, previously focused on space tourism, expands into the automotive sector.
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SpaceX lifts off after chills and thrills

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A report on SpaceX’s partially successful launch of its Falcon 1 rocket.
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A guide to Second Life' space frontier

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The final frontier goes virtual as entrepreneurs build space museums and more in Second Life.
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Virtual-space gurus build final frontier

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MSNBC.com’s Alan Boyle reports on space developments in the virtual world Second Life.
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Rocket revelations

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Alan Boyel reports the latest on space tourism efforts by Blue Origin, SpaceX and Bigelow Aerospace.
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If New Mexico Builds It, Will Space Travelers Come?

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New Mexico voters will go to the polls on April 3 to vote on whether to fund development of a spaceport.
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Up and Away – Popular Science

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In the latest bid to rocket tourists into orbit, the secretive Blue Origin unveils a flying pod. Is your space voyage sooner than you think?
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SPACE.com — Next Space Tourist to Get Two Extra Days Aboard ISS

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American software developer Charles Simonyi, the next paying tourist to visit the International Space Station (ISS), will get two extra days in orbit – at no additional cost – thanks to a tricky bit of orbital mechanics.
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SpaceX Declares Falcon 1 Launch Successful Despite Failure to Reach Orbit

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Despite failing to reach orbit, SpaceX has declared that the second flight of its Falcon 1 launcher was a success nevertheless. Unlike the first rocket, which exploded shortly after leaving the pad, the second one made it into space but failed to achieve orbit. Space-X officials claimed that most objectives were met.

SpaceX hopes to develop the Falcon 1 launcher and its successor, Falcon 9, as low-cost alternatives to traditional launch vehicles. The company is based in El Segundo, Calif.