Monthly Archive for October, 2007

The Granddaddy of Space Colonization?

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A profile of Scaled Composite’s Burt Rutan, who is building SpaceShipTwo.
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The Next Level: Game creator plans space station journey

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Software developer Richard Garriott will follow in the footsteps of his father, Skylab astronaut Owen Garriott, by flying to ISS as a tourist.
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Symposium highlights the business of space flight

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A preview of the Third Annual International Symposium for Personal Space Flight, scheduled for Oct. 24 and 25 in Las Cruces, NM.
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Q&A: Astronaut’s Son Takes New Route to Space

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Discovery Channel interviews U.S. space tourist Richard Garriott, who plans to follow in his father Owen’s footsteps by flying to a space station.
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China to launch first lunar satellite next week

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CHINA’S first lunar satellite is scheduled to blast off next week from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, the Shanghai Morning Post reported today.
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China to launch 1st moon orbiter in late October

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A senior Chinese official said here Tuesday that researchers and technicians are making final preparations for the launch of the country’s first moon orbiter, Chang’e I, at the end of October.
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China delays Shenzhou-7 to 2008

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China has postponed its third manned space missions six months to 2008 to better prepare for a planned spacewalk.
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With a Russian hitch-hike, China heading to Mars

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China is preparing its own Mars probe – Yinghuo-1 – that will hitch-hike a ride to the Red Planet with the Russian Phobus-Grunt probe.
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FRR approve October 23 launch date for STS-120

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The final Flight Readiness Review has approved October 23 as the launch date for space shuttle Discovery’s mission to ISS.
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Rocketeers: Taking Flight

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Forbes Magazine reviews Rocketeers by Michael Belfiore, an account of the space tourism movement’s history.
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