Monthly Archive for May, 2007Page 3 of 17

EuroSpaceward formed in Luxembourg to promote SE Activities

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A new organization, EuroSpaceward, has been formed to help promote space elevator activities in Europe.
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Inventors to race for millions in auto-efficiency prize

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The man behind the aerospace Ansari X Prize, which helped propel the first ventures into the field of space tourism, is taking on fuel efficiency in cars.
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The Space Review: Bratwurst and cheeseheads and… rocket ships?

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A report on efforts to build a commercial tourism spaceport in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
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Noshed in Space

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The Wall Street Journal looks at efforts to make space food more palatable.
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The Critics: ‘The Hazards of Space Travel’

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A new book, The Hazards of Space Travel: A Tourist's Guide, by astrophysicist Neil F. Comins, illuminates the many dangers of spaceflight.
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Weddings In Outer Space

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Cindy Cashman and Mitch Walling are planning to get married in space aboard a Rocketplane suborbital vehicle.
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Spaceflight Sandbox: ISDC 2007 – Day One

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Eric Collins gives a roundup on the first day of the NSS ISDC gathering in Dallas.
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A Nanotech Comeback for Big Ideas

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Can we use nanotechnology to redefine how we explore and settle space?
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The Space Review: The importance of Plan B (and Plan C, and Plan D…)

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Jeff Foust reviews how plans for commercial space tourism vehicles have evolved in light of technical and financial factors.
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When Courting Capital, New Space Companies Should Stress Competence Over Coolness

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Business practices were on the mind of many speakers at the ISDC. “There’s too much reliance on the ‘coolness factor’,” said Tom Olsen, a partner in Exodus Consulting, a firm that specializes in performing due diligence investigations for venture capitalists.
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