Inflatable tower could climb to the edge of space
AÂ giant inflatable tower could carry people to the edge of space without the need for a rocket, and could be completed much sooner than a cable-based space elevator, its proponents claim.
ROSKOSMOS PRESS RELEASE
Sixteen launches were carried out in the world within the first three months of 2009. Five of them were from Baikonur, two from Plesetsk. 6 launches were made by the USA (1 failed), 1 Japan, 1 ESA. Iran entered the “LV-club” after orbiting its first communication satellite.
The Next Big Future blog has a very interesting look at laser powered space launches.
Space Florida Press Release
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2008) â€“ Space Florida is actively engaged with dozens of commercial space companies who have expressed an interest in expanding existing operations, or bringing new business to Florida, and state officials are confident in their ability to support these entrepreneurial ventures.